A gift to Dr Zijing Hu from Dr Rubin Rhode - on behalf of SAACMA.
Dr Hu presented 2 TCM Case Studies on Acute Myocardial Infarction and
Intra-cerebral Haemorrhage prognosis patients.
Introduction of epidemiology of myocardial infarction and Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) as well as case studies with acupuncture treatments applied to an acute myocardial infarction patient and an ICH patient.
- Pain relief is of paramount importance, not only for comfort reasons but because the pain is associated with sympathetic activation, which causes vasoconstriction and increases the workload of the heart.
- The mechanism of TCM treatments on AMI patients is not all about unblocking, but the reduction of the heart’s workload and enhancing the arteries.
- Coagulopathy, whether medication-induced or due to a systemic disease process, is associated with haematoma expansion, and increased risk of poor outcome and death.
- TCM treatments - both Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be applied as soon as patient’s condition is stable. Acupuncture points may focus on both Hand and Leg Yangming meridians.