ALTERNATE MEDICINE

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Marg57
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   Posted 5/24/2006 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
Just thought I'd let you know about my appointment today. (Chinese herbal doctor with a Western medicine degree) Dr. Chen is giving me acupuncture to train my white bad blood cells to stay away from my liver.  -  and herbs to build up the good white cells in the liver.  He is determined to get my Prednisone dose down - his comment was "don't want to die from side affects from the drugs to fix the liver"  It's very expensive and I'm not sure whether my health fund will cover it.  But if it fixes the liver it's worth it!
All foods OK except alcohol -
I'm feeling positive about this so hope it works.
Marg
 


Barbara P
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   Posted 5/24/2006 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Marge,

It sounds like your oriental medicine doctor is a perfect blend of Eastern and Western medicine. I'm sure you will be pleased with  your results.

Gene sees a wonderful herbal/medical doctor who is also doing a great job.

Keep us informed.

Hugs,

Barb


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wheredidigo
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   Posted 5/25/2006 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
sounds good marg:) i wish we were financially able to try alternate medicine,,,so many good things out there,,,,,,,,good luck hon:)
trish

hep93
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   Posted 5/25/2006 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Marg, your health plan might cover the acupuncture, but not the herbs.

I just have to ask: What is a bad white blood cell? I've never heard of that. Also, is Dr. Chen a medical doctor?

Let us know how it goes. How many times a week do you have the acupuncture?

Hugs,
Connie

Marg57
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   Posted 5/26/2006 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I think he said he would train my white cells to stay away from my liver. I think white blood cells work our immune systems and my white cells are attacking my liver, thinking it a foreign body. (they are bad because they are doing something bad to my body).
Yes Dr. Chen is a medical doctor as well. The health fund pays 60% of the acupuncture costs up to $28.00 for the first visit and $23.00 for each subsequent visit. Nothing for the herbs. Each visit is $130.00 ($50.00 acupuncture and $80.00 herbs). At this stage I am having weekly visits. I'm not sure how long we can afford this. Plus it's about an hours drive so add the fuel costs.

But then again, you can't really out a price on good health and he says he will make me well.
Thanks for you interest.
Marg.


 

Post Edited (Marg57) : 5/28/2006 3:06:28 AM (GMT-6)


TDT
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   Posted 5/26/2006 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Marg,

I have always been a supporter of alternative medicine. I have seen it do wonders for alot of people. Let us know how you are doing!

Hugs,

Teresa


Marg57
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   Posted 10/27/2006 12:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone

An interesting thing happened at my appointment this week. I did not mention my macula degeneration to Dr. Chen, just put out my arm and tongue, for him to feel the meridians. I had my needles in slightly different spots but then afterwards he changed my herbs - said the new one would make me calm and peaceful all the time - but when I read about it (lycium) at home there was mention of it helping eye problems.

I found this a bit spooky. Does he really feel what's going on in my body with just 15 seconds feeling my wrist and a quick glance at my tongue?

Also read that one of my herbs can cause weight gain. If I remember correctly, I think it mentioned Prednisone, and likened this herb as a natural way of doing the same thing. Must read it again. Perhaps this is the reason for my added pounds - not the extra chocolates and toast - I'll talk to him about it next time.

Marg
 


frustrated_n_wv
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   Posted 10/27/2006 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Marg;

I agree totally that it has to be the herbs that are causing the weight gain......never the yummy chocolates. I think it is wonderful that there maybe a natural alternative to prednisone. Please keep me posted on how that is working for you.

Will keep my thoughts positive that this may help your eyes as well.

Lucy

wheredidigo
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   Posted 10/27/2006 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
hi marg:) im glad to hear he is so in tuned to you,,,im interested in seeing how this helps you,for sure. hmm,id say its probably the chocolate and toast,,though who knows:shrugs: let us know how you feel and if the new herb helps with your eye problem,,good luck
trish
 
 
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