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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 28, 2007
  • 06:59 PM

I just have one question. I know that herbal remedies & things like acupuncture can do wonders & I believe that. But, if a person has something such as Endometriosis (which is comparable in my opinion to cancer but of course it does not cause death---it can if it gets bad enough & you find it too late) how can all these herbal remedies & acupuncture cure Endometriosis. I can see that it will help you. I can also see that if you have surgery for something such as Endometriosis, to do all this herbal treatment & etc after the surgery & it may prevent it from coming back. But, when a person has Endometriosis (swelling & growths & adhesions inside of them---I know because I have had it & have seen the pictures the doctor gave me) how can getting rid of yeast, doing acupuncture, going on herbal treatments heal all that damage inside a woman's body. I just can't believe it.

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  • Our bodies by nature want to be healthy. Heath is the condition of perfect balance. When our bodies are out of balance there is not an ease of flow, when there is not an ease of flow, we have a dis-ease. Using acupunture, Ayurvedic Medicine, and other alternative things we get the body back in balance and the body is then able to heal its self. A traditional western allopathic doctor only looks at you as a 'sympton' and all the drugs that he gives you are sympton suppressors. On the other hand a holistic doctor looks at the body mind and spirit. And finds out WHY you are having your symptoms, not just 'how can I cover up the symptom.' The more reasearch you can do on your own the more powerful you will become in your journey to health.I wish you well.Stacy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 10:14 PM
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  • Very good post, Stacy. Endo (my abbreviation) is from estrogen making too many cells grow. When the body and organs are truly returned to balance (which the surgery does not do) then there will be the right amount of estrogen compared to progesterone and NO or greatly reduced pain and bleeding should be noraml - not really heavy. Endo is not something that comes and stays forever. It can if it is only treated to releive symptoms and not treated to deal with the true cause. Using the right supplements and acupuncture help the body heal. When the body heals it should not need ongoing treatment. Sounds different ? A little ? A lot ? Well, I have seen it work well on many patients. If the body is helped to work well, nothing will need to be cut out. And IME a three month program (that is of course followed) should show if the endo is responding.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 11:30 PM
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  • eastern medicine makes as much sense as eastern electronics.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 11:43 PM
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  • Is the above satire ? Western med treats symptoms, not causes. If symptoms are gone, does that mean one is healthy ?If Western med is that good why are so many sick today, especially in the US ? Many cancer victims have no symptoms until the cancer is greatly advanced. And the survival rate is incredibly low - 2 to 3 percent - even with aggressive treatment. I am being short, as health problems need to be addressed and the body pointed at healing, not just covering symptoms. Why does the US spend the most $ in the world per person on health care yet have such a poor rating on how long people live ? We are 37th on the list, not first !
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 11:52 PM
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  • one thing it doesn't make sense to me in Eastern Medicine is about energy flow/chi health.Let me explain.According to acupuncture theory, energy flows thruought our bodies in organized manner though invisible channels/meridians, which are also connected with energetic centers/dots. Keeping that in mind, my question is: how is it possible to affect energetic channel using physical item like a needle and reroute it to a different channel/meridian, they are to different substances.Chi claims to be a spiritual type energy and can not physically be stored or reused.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 02:24 AM
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  • I recommend the book Between Heaven and Earth by Efram Korngold, which gives the lay person a good understanding of Oriental Medicine. It is a hard set of theories to grasp, but there are thousands of years of intense research and writings about this form of medicine. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and in my state I have a very good scope of practice. I had a patient come see me before December 2006 with severe endometriosis. She had had the surgery and it offered no relief. Her pain was 9/10. I treated her two times with acupuncture and gave her an herbal granule formula to take home. After the holidays I didn't hear from her and called to check up and she said she had absolutely NO pain anymore. I was actually shocked as it often takes longer to treat this problem... Acupuncture doesn't help everyone, but in my experience I have seen more patients amazingly happy with their treatments than not. I like to equate Western Medicine as looking at the body like a machine, and the doctor is a mechanic. Chinese or Oriental Medicine looks at the body like a garden and all sorts of factors come into play to promote a healthy garden: air, water, sun, soil, etc... Hope this helps.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 04:03 AM
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  • And meridians and flow of chi along them can be physically measured now. Do not have time for details / references now, as gotta get up early. It is not theory, it is reality. I don't think flow is changed to another, only the congestion is cleared.Acuann, please correct me if I am wrong. And the machine / garden analogy is great ! Thanks !
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 04:25 AM
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