Internal medicine (nei ke) is the general practice of Chinese medicine, in which one must be competent no matter which specialty one might focus upon. It is "internal" in contradistinction to external medicine (wai ke) which includes all trauma and skin lesions. Thus even though a pathogen might invade via the exterior of the body, this invasion impacts the internal functioning and is thus considered in the province of internal medicine. As with all categories, the separation is rather artificial, and mainly exists for convenience in discussion.
'Candida' and lower back ache - by Steven Clavey
A case history from my notes ca. 1995 (with no follow-up but readers may find the discussion interesting).
A bitter taste in the mouth - by Robin Marchment
I am offering this case study as encouragement for all in our profession as we proceed with often unheralded successes in areas where Western medicine has heroic but sometimes less acceptable solutions.
Food Stagnation - by Steven Clavey
The Management of Food Stagnation
The treatment of coronary disease - by Professor Guo Wei-Qing
This is under the scope of Xiong Bi or Xin Tong and the pathogenesis can be a complex syndrome of deficiency and excess.
Five cases of depleted yin - by Nghia Thanh Tran
The health problems of today reflect the stressful way we live. Excessive work without adequate rest leads to yin depletion, and this, I believe, is one of the main TCM patterns of the modern world.
Treatise on treatment - by Zhang Jie-Bin (1563-1640)
In diagnosis and treatment, aim for accuracy and exactitude. Every disease under heaven has a single root, despite many apparent variations; every prescription has a single consistent relationship with the condition it treats...