Chinese Medicine

The natural remedies on this website are never intended as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

To keep your liver healthy, you must eat well and avoid alcohol.  That is, if your liver is healthy.  If you have hepatitis C, your liver is not healthy.  It’s possible you may not feel ill at all and still have hepatitis C.  The only way to tell if you have hepatitis C is to have a blood test to check for it and if you do have it, you will want to check your “liver enzyme” levels.  I just recently found out that a liver can become cirrhotic if you have “fatty liver disease”.  More reasons to work on keeping your liver healthy, or at the least functioning.

Liver damage causes many problems, such as loss of pathways for the blood to pass through the liver and cell death.  Liver damage makes it harder for the liver to store nutrients and to take toxins from the body.  The longer you have hepatitis C the greater the chance of liver damage leading up to cirrhosis of the liver.

Cirrhosis is a serious condition where normal blood cells are replaced with scar tissue which prevents the liver working successfully (according to medical knowledge).  I just don’t think I believe that having scar tissue always prevents the liver from working…I was diagnosed with grade 4 cirrhosis (that’s the last stage of liver disease) in 2004 but I wasn’t jaundiced, swollen or in the hospital dying.  Usually grade 2 cirrhosis causes you to be in this condition and then you die.

The Chinese believe, put very, very simplistically, that the blood travels to several meridians when man moves, and when man is still the blood returns to the liver.  The liver is thought to be the center of metabolism and is also said to house the human soul, according to Chinese belief. It works with the gall bladder, whose functions are closely related to the liver’s functions. The liver’s condition is reflected in the eyes, muscles, tongue, finger and toe nails.

I went to a Chinese physician to have him read my pulse.  Usually a Chinese Physician will work out of a Chinese Pharmacy and mixes his own remedies.  It doesn’t look like a regular pharmacy, but more like an herb shop.  I also used acupuncture when I felt like my liver needed it, usually at least once every two weeks or so.  Again, I really just did different things from all of mankind’s knowledge related to the liver and liver cirrhosis.

Some of the Chinese remedies I used are below:
Da Bu Gan Wan (also known as Da Bu Gan Pian), means literally “Major Liver Nutrition Pills” in Chinese.  This remedy nourishes the liver and protects the liver from Hep C damage.

  • Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan)  clears the liver heat and removes the blood stasis.
  • Xuan Shen (Scrophularia) nourishes the Yin energy, clears heat from the liver and purges the toxins from the body.
  • Ping Di Mu (Ardisia) is a Chinese herb that clears toxins.
  • Dan Shen (Salvia) promotes blood circulation and protects the liver.

 

My advice is to search for a Chinese Doctor and have him read your pulse to determine the best Chinese medicines for your conditions.  That way you will get the best results.

I made use of Oriental Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Herbal Knowledge, Food nutrition knowledge, energy healing, and any other kind of healing knowledge I could get my hands on.  When I went to see the Chinese doctor I lived in Arlington, TX. but I’m sure if you try to find a person knowledgeable in Chinese Medicine, you will be able to.  He will prescribe a particular combination of herbs usually in the shape of a small round pill. I think he told me I had a hot, moist liver that needed cooling off.  Each person is different and should have an individual reading.

I wish you the greatest success!

Shari

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