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[IP] Chinese Cure- Report #1
Hi Lisa and Brian-
Re; questions on my progress with Chinese herbs etc.
First of all, I have a doctor who is from China and who prescribes all the herbs I'm taking. Almost all of the things I'm taking are labled in Chinese and so I am, for the most part clueless. Also after he checked me out, he wrote down the herbs I was to take, prescribing them for ALL of my various problems (I'm the one who just came through brain surgery) AND I'm getting acupuncture. This venture is not cheap!! I wouldn't be getting it at all except that my folks are financing it while I'm here in Arkansas recuperating from my surgery. I've only been at for about 3 weeks.
In the past couple of days, my BGs have dropped dramatically. I'm using about 1/2 to 3/4 of what I was taking just a few days ago. HOWEVER, I've always been a brittle diabetic, and every once in a while my BG's drop dramatically, only to shoot up again later. Right now I'm struggling with keeping my BG levels up, find myself nose diving while sleeping a lot, and generally don't feel all that wonderful.
Herbs (and acupuncture) are natural and slow and need to be handled by a professional. One can't just go down to the local health food store and buy them. Today I received a shipment(from Little Rock where I see Dr. Guo[ who's an oncologist, by the way] and it said I was taking some herb pills called mu xiang bing lang wan- so go figure. It's all Greek to me [or Chinese if you will]. I have other herbs to take, including a couple of tea blends too. These herbs ARE supposed to be treating the underlying causes of diabetes - BUT after 34 years I lack confidence in my pancreas ability to produce insulin- but who knows? All I can really say, is that this doctor has done pheonmenoly well with both my step dad- who recovered from cancer of the esophagus - and no, not totally from herbs, but with surgery, radiation, chemo etc. and when he was finished with that and 'resulting blood clots' which were some kind of leftovers [I gather] Dr. Guo treated him and it all went away. Mo!
m is off about 75% of her heart medication. Obviously with a family history like that, I'm game. Will keep you all posted.
---- On Jun 25 Lia Muwwakkil <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Hi Dianne. I was just wondering what types of herbs you were taking? Do
> the herbs have any effect on your bgs? Do the herbs treat the conditions
> caused by the diabetes? Sorry to ask so many questions about this, but I
> have a family member that believes in alternative medicine and wants me to
> try it out. Of course, I am skeptical because of the fear of the "unknown".
> You are the first diabetic to have mentioned this treatment and I would
> like to know your progress.
> Thanks for any info you can give.
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> All I can say is that if the Chinese have a 'cure' for diabetes, the AMA
> isn't going to tell me about it.
> I'm currently taking many Chinese herbs and working with a Chinese doctor.
> He doesn't promise to cure me, but he thinks the western ways of ONLY
> treating the symptoms (via insulin) is a lot of good money down the drain.
> Hmmmmmm. Will let you know, if anything exciting happens to me.
> ---- On Jun 23 email @ redacted wrote:
> > <A so called Chinese cure for diabetes. How can anyone get away with
> > marketing something like this?>
> > Lia and all: By chance, did you happen to read through to the end of the
> > pitch? The precautions and contraindications really got me.. Joanne Mc
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