Chinese and Western medical science difer fundamentally in their systems for explaining the workings of the human body, but both have the shared objective of treating and alleviating disease. Thus, they need not exist in mutual opposition, but should be able to coexist harmoniously by reinforcing and supporting each other.
Western medicine excels in:
• Molecular/Microscopic analysis
• Experimental research
• Detailed screening/Diagnosis of organic illnesses
• Emergency treatment
• Infectious diseases caused by microbes, etc.
• Aggressive treatment with chemotherapy and surgery
Eastern medicine excels in:
• Overall/Macroscopic analysis
• Length of experience with clinical practice
• Diagnosis of dysfunction/constitutional abnormalities
• Treating a weak constitution with reduced resistance to disease or chronic illnesses
• Convalescence and prevention/treatment of lifestyle diseases
• Holistic treatment of the overall constitution with natural or herbal medicines and acupuncture/acupressure
• Few side efects
Dr. Xianen Wang, MD, PhD
Dr. Xianen Wang began investigating viable diabetes treatments when he noticed that the disease was on the rise, with increasing numbers of patients sufering and dying from complications. The development of insulin and medications did not lower the incidence.
Because genetic and molecular therapies provide only local treatment for certain symptoms, Dr. Wang formulated Ketsumeisei, a proprietary herbal compound that has been widely used in China and Japan to treat diabetes for many years.
Dr. Wang’s ongoing involvement in diabetes is practical and solution-oriented, emphasizing studies that will directly alleviate patients’ pain, rather than studies for purely academic purposes.
Dr. Wang was granted an Associate Professorship at China’s Tongji Medical College in 1995, and became a Full Professor there in 2002. In December 2005, he became an Associate Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology, as well as a Japan’s very irst Foreign Associate Professor at Juntendo University’s School of Medicine, www.juntendo.ac.jp.
More information about Dr. Wang’s work is available online at: www.americaninstituteofeasternmedicine.com or www.worldnutrition.info
Diabetes is a disease involving insulin, a hormone necessary to convert sugar, starches, and other carbohydrates into energy needed for daily life. In Type I diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. In the more common Type II diabetes, the body produces too little insulin or “resists” the hormone by failing to use it properly.
Type II diabetes results from genetic factors along with stress, poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise, and other lifestyle habits. It is a metabolic and circulatory disorder that without proper treatment may lead to kidney, nerve, and eye damage as well as heart attacks and other complications.
Treatment has always included lowering and controlling the patient’s blood sugar levels. Because even efective blood sugar control often fails to stop further complications, treatment now includes improving their symptoms to help prevent more damage. Current treatments for complications are inadequate and may cause serious side efects, especially when the patient is taking several drugs.
An herbal compound that afects the entire body, Ketsumeisei is taken for metabolic and microcirculatory disturbances. Clinical studies have shown that in Type II diabetic patients, Ketsumeisei clearly decreases free fatty acids, which may contribute to insulin resistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answered by Dr. Xianen Wang, MD, PhD
Q. How long must a patient take Ketsumeisei in order to see results?
A. Although many patients see some results in one month, the average trial is two months.
Q. Does Ketsumeisei afect the following common diabetes complications: heart disease and stroke; kidney disease; eye, foot, or skin complications; nerve damage; digestive disturbance; depression?
A. The common causes for diabetes complications are metabolic and microcirculatory failures. Because of its beneits throughout the body, Ketsumeisei can be taken for these complications.
Q. How much Ketsumeisei does the body absorb?
A. If Ketsumeisei is taken on an empty stomach, more than 90% is absorbed.
Q. What are the known side efects of Ketsumeisei in Type II diabetes patients?
A. None at present.
Q. Is there a particular diet that works most eiciently when taking Ketsumeisei?
A. Patients need to follow a healthy diet, limit alcohol intake, and engage in regular