Internal medicine is an integral part of both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Both medicines have advantages and disadvantages in regards to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. In order to achieve optimal treatment results for cholelithiasis with minimal side effects and adverse reaction/interactions, this course will help practitioners identify the western and TCM diagnosis for cholelithiasis and its chief clinical manifestations. Both western and TCM treatments for cholelithiasis, common side-effects associated with prescription drug treatments, and an herbal alternative treatment will be discussed in the article.
Upon completion of this article, the practitioner will:
Understand and identify the western and TCM diagnosis for cholelithiasis.
Know western and TCM treatments, recognize side-effects of drugs for cholelithiasis.
Be familiar with herbal prescriptions used to treat cholelithiasis.
Know the lifestyle and dietary recommendations to ease cholelithiasis.
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