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About Dr. Zhang
Upon graduation from Shanghai Second Medical University in 1962, Dr. Qingcai Zhang worked as a physician in a teaching hospital, The Reijing Hospital of the Shanghai Second Medical University in Shanghai, China, and doing clinical and research work to integrate Chinese and Western medicine. He was an associate professor of medicine at the medical university.
In 1980, he was awarded a World Health Organization scholarship, which supported his two-year fellowship in Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1984 he worked as a research fellow at the Wakai Clinic in Nagoya, Japan. A year later, he received a one-year appointment from the University of California at Davis as a visiting professor.
Since 1986, Dr. Zhang has been the primary researcher at the Oriental Healing Arts Institute in Long Beach, Calif., where he conducted research on treating AIDS with Chinese medicine, designed herbal formulas for AIDS patients, and published two books on AIDS and Chinese medicine.
He started his private practice in 1990, first in Cypress, California, and then moved to New York City in 1992. He is the founder of Zhang’s Clinic in New York City and White Plains, New York. Since 1987, he has been focusing on treating chronic viral diseases with modern Chinese herbal medicine, such as viral hepatitis and AIDS, infectious diseases, such as Lyme Disease and autoimmune diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Books published: <AIDS and Chinese Medicine: Applications of the Oldest Medicine to the Newest Disease>, <Compound Q – Trichosanthin And Its Clinical Applications>, <Healing Hepatitis C with Modern Chinese Medicine>, and <Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese Medcine>.

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The Role of Chinese Medicine in the Prevention and Control of New Coronary (Covid 19) Pneumonia

A news report of 4/24/2020

Official media for the first time revealed: Western medicine group mortality rate is 10 times the Chinese medicine group! On April 24th, Ren Min reported that “The Seminar on the Role and Heritage Innovation and Development of Chinese Medicine in the Prevention and Control of Covid 19 Pneumonia” was held in Shanghai. The high-spec academic seminar, which opened the first shot to defend the Chinese medicine’s right to explain the prevention and treatment of new Covid 19 pneumonia, revealed for the first time that the mortality rate of the Western medical treated group was 10 times that of the Chinese medicine treated group.

Many of the guests were well-known experts in the Chinese medicine. The meeting in the form of the main venue and the venue video link, invited those who participated first-line anti-epidemic clinical work academician, medical experts Zhang Boli, Huang luqi, Tong Xiaolin, Jiang Hualiang made a keynote speech. President Xu Jianguang of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, President Hu Gang of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, President Chen Zhong of Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, scientific research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and experts and scholars of Chinese and Western medicine in universities of Shanghai and other places participated in the seminar. Secretary Huang of the Shanghai Municipal Health and Health Commission delivered a speech, and Yu Wenming, Director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, attended and spoke. At the meeting, academician Zhang Boli said, don’t forget Chinese medicine, when the pandemic is over.

At the meeting, academician Tong Xiaolin introduced a set of comparative data. There were 1476 patients hospitalized in Wuhan Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, of which 662 were in serious and critical illness status. Among them 484 cases treated with Chinese medicine decoctions and 178 cases in the non-Chinese medicine treatment group. There were 15 deaths in the Chinese medicine group and 56 deaths in the non-Chinese medicine group. He said that the risk of death decreased by 87.7% in the Chinese herbal soup group, which showed clear statistical significance.

Some hospitals now have consciously applied Chinese medicine in treating the Covid 19 infections. Beijing Xiaotangshan Hospital treatment it mainly based on Chinese medicine. Shanghai City issued Chinese medicine for all the confirmed patients who enter to the city. Suifenhe City treats all mild, serious and critical patients of Covid 19 puemonia with traditional Chinese medicine. Wuhan’s rehabilitation hospitals are using traditional Chinese medicine to promote recovery of Covid 19 infected patients. It is lamentable that if Wuhan did the same at the beginning, how good it would be!

The experience of treating the plague has been verified for thousands of years of Chinese medicine, why do we have to verify again to go to the main battlefield? The data revealed at this seminar and the living reality of the past few months once again fully illustrate: “It is urgent to increase the proportion of Chinese medicine in the national medical resources.” This is the right choice to be more responsible for the lives of patients and to deal with the medical problems of the 21st century.

Author Ren Ming,  

Article Source: Instinctive System Medicine

Translated and edited by  QC Zhang

Modern Chinese Medicine Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA is an autoimmune related chronic progressive inflammatory disorder of joints and affecting about one per cent of the population. It is a disabling and painful condition, which can cause losing joint function and mobility if not adequately treated. In the disease course there may be some spontaneous remissions but over all it is a continuously progressing disease and could lead to joint deformities and losing functions. Systemic extra joint manifestations are also common in RA.  

The pathology of RA is mainly inflammation in multiple joints, which causes pain, hot, swelling, and deformities. It also affects other organs, such as lung, kidney, and blood vessels, and cardiovascular functions therefore it is a systemic disease. 

It affects women five times more often than men. The onset usually starts after 15 years old until age 80. The peak of incidence in women is around age 40 to 50 and for men will be slightly later. 

The cause of RA is still not clear and it is closely related autoimmunity. It has genetic trend and regional differences in incidence, such as people living in hot climate are less likely to get it. It is associated with the inherited tissue type major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigen HLA-DR4 therefore family history is an important risk factor.

Life style also affects its prevalence such as smoking can increase its incidence and moderate alcohol drinking can lessen its incidence.

RA rarely causes death directly but it could reduce the lifespan of patients. Proper active treatment can extend the lifespan of RA patients by increasing mobility and avoiding systemic complications.  If a patient responds to treatment well, indicates a better prognosis.

Tradition Chinese Medicine Cognition of RA

In TCM RA belongs to “痹症(Bi Zheng),” which literally can be translated as “blockage damp-heat syndrome,” which means pain, swelling, and stiffness of muscles and joints due to an invasion of the muscles, meridians, bones and joints by pathogenic wind, cold, dampness, and heat etc. It can be sub-classified as “风(Feng) Bi” (Wind Bi), “寒(Han) Bi” (Cold Bi), “湿(Shi Bi” (Damp Bi), and “热(Re Bi” (Heat Bi) etc.

 “风 (Feng) Bi” (Wind Bi) is also called “行(Xing Bi” (Moving Bi), which is caused by a relative excess of the pathogenic wind factor with chief manifestations of migratory pain and swollen of joints of the limbs. This could be rheumatic fever or the early stage of the RA with relatively mild symptoms.

“寒 (Han) Bi” (Cold Bi) is also called “痛(Tong Bi” (Painful Bi), which caused by relative excess of the pathogenic cold factor with characteristics of agonizing and well located pain of the limbs and the body, relief by heat and aggravation by cold. This phenomenon can be explained by the cold activates the activities of the autoimmune antibodies, which are cryoglobulines and “cryo” means cold sensitive and can aggravate its activities. Cold can make all the RA symptoms worsen because the autoimmune activities are activated. Therefore patients should keep warm or even more to warmer places to live.

“湿 (Shi) Bi” (Damp Bi), is also called “着(Zhuo Bi” (Stubborn Bi), which is caused by relative excess of the pathogenic damp factor and characterized by heavy feeling and numbness of the limbs and body with well-localized swelling and pain. This could be an advanced stage of the RA with deformities of joint and bone fusion.

“热(Re) Bi” (Heat Bi) is caused by a relative excess of the pathogenic heat factor and characterized by redness, swelling, heat and pain of the joints often with generalized fever manifestations. This is similar to the active inflammation of the joints and muscles of RA. Whenever the RA has a flare up, it shows the “Heat Bi” symptom pattern.

When extra-skeleton-muscular systems are involved, such as the kidney, lung, blood vessels, and the heart, “肾(Shen Bi” (Renal Bi), “肺(Fei Bi” (Pulmonic Bi), “脉(Mai Bi” (Vascular Bi), and “心(Xin Bi” (Cardiac Bi) could happen. We will discuss them later in the complications sections.

TCM has developed many effective herbal formulas for treating these types of RA. Particularly modernized TCM, the integrative TCM and Western Medicine, which we call modern Chinese Medicine (MCM) has made the treatment much more effective and can help patients to tapering off long-term dependency of harmful immune suppressive and steroids-based treatments and still get RA remission. Acupuncture has also been used very effectively for symptomatic releasing.

Pathogenesis of RA

The main pathological change of RA involves inflammation of the capsule of the joints, which causes swelling and hypertrophy (over growing) of synovial membrane, excessive secretion of synovial fluid, and the fibrosis (scaring) of the joint capsule, erosion of cartilage, and fusion of the joint bones, which causes deformation and lossing mobility. Extra-joint menifestations of RA are: anemia, inflammation in the lungs and the membranes around the lungs and the heart, kidney, vasculitis, Reynaud’s phenomena, and nodular lesions in the skin etc. Autoimmunity plays an important role in the chronicity and progression of RA. 

The course of the disease varies greatly. Some people have mild symptoms, but in most cases the disease is a progressive one. Those with skin nodules may have a poorer prognosis. Patients with persistent synovitis, erosive cartilage damages, extra-joint complications, family history of RA, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP), and increased clinical severity have a poorer prognosis.

If a patient responds to the treatment well the prognosis is better than those who do not respond to treatments. Because MCM treatments are individualized multi-targets regulatory treatment, patients will have more chances to better respond to the MCM treatments than conventional medication’s single target immune suppressive treatment, so MCM treatments can have better clinical outcome.

Clinical Features

Clinically the most obvious symptoms are symetrical multi-joints swelling, pain, hot, and red. Joint inflammation and cartirage damage causes limitation of the range of movements. Rheumatoid nodules can often find in the skin. Vasculitis, which causes Reynaud’s phenomena, can also happen in the patient of RA. Patient can have general global symptoms such as: morning stiffness, fatigue, low grade fever, malaise, lossing appetite and weight etc. Pale complexion is often seen in RA patients because anemia.

Systemic Complications of RA

Lung fibrosis is a complication of RA in the lung and it is rare but could also be a side effect of conventional immune suppressive therapies such as treated with methotrexate and leflunomide. Lung tissue nodules and pleural effusions (fluid in the chest cavity) are also associated with RA. About one quarter of RA patients may develop rheumatoid lung disease. In TCM it is called “肺(Fei Bi” (Pulmonic Bi).

Kidney problems related with RA includes renal amyloidosis caused by chronic inflammation. RA patients have high level of circulatory immune complex (CIC), which is a combination of autoimmune antigen and antibody complex that may affect the kidney glomerulus directly through vasculitis and/or mesangial infiltrate. Some conventional medications for RA, such as Penicillamine and gold salts can cause membranous kidney disease. In TCM it is called “肾Shen Bi” (Renal Bi).

RA’s complication in cardiovascular system includes higher risk of blood vessel disorder, such as atherosclerosis, because the vasculitis (“脉Mai Bi” of TCM) caused by CIC.  It is a risk factor of heart attack and stroke. Other complications include: pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium), endocarditis (inflammation of the epthelimum of the heart), left ventricular failure, valvulitis (inflammation of the heart valves) and fibrosis. They are called “心(Xin Bi” in TCM. Controlling systemic inflammation is the way to reduce cardiovascular complications.

Other less often complications of RA include dry eyes and mouth, serum alkaline phosphatase elevation, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, low white blood cell count (neutropenia), and peripheral neuropathy. Osteoporosis could also happen due to more cytokines released because long lasting inflammation and therapeutically use of steroids.

Diagnosis of RA

Symptoms and signs can be used for clinical RA diagnosis are symmetrical multiple joint inflammation (pain, hot, red, and swellen) and morning body stiffness (morning body stiffness lasting more than one hour for at least six weeks). If these symptoms are there the RA diagnosis can be clinically established.

Medical imagery diagnosis such as X-ray, CAT scan, MRI, B-ultrasound can evaluate the degree of the joint inflammation and damages. X-rays of the hands and feet are generally performed in people with RA. In RA, there may be no changes in the early stages of the disease, or the X-ray may demonstrate juxta-articular osteopenia (bone density decreased in the ends of the bones), soft tissue swelling and narrowing of joint space. As the disease advances, there may be bony erosions and subluxation. X-rays of other joints may be taken if symptoms of pain or swelling occur in those joints. Other medical imaging techniques such as MRI and ultrasound are also useful in diagnosis of RA.

Blood immunological studies sould be done to test the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF), butabout 15% of patients are negative, which does not rule out RA. In the early stage of illness, RF is more likely to be negative and it converting to positive gradually. RF is also seen in other illnesses, for example Sjögren’s syndrome, chronic infections and in approximately 10% of healthy people, therefore the test is not very specific.

Blood testing of the anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) is more specific but less sensitive. Recently a serological point-of-care test (POCT) is for the early detection of RA. The test combines the detection of RF and anti-mutated citrullinated vimentin (MCV) and shows a sensitivity of 72% and specificity of 99.7% in RA diagnosis.

Other blood tests should also be done to help with the RA diagnosis and monitoring the respond to the treatments, such as erythrocyte sediment rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), complete blood count, kidney and liver function, and other immunological tests (e.g., antinuclear antibody (ANA)) etc.

Treatments for RA

            Although we still don’t know exactly why RA happened, therefore we do not have a curative treatment for it, but we know what is happening, therefore we can control it to get it into a remission. Treatments for RA include supressing auto antibody production and the cytotoxic autoimmune T lymph cells activities to inhibit or halt the autoimmune reactions, which cause continous inflammation. The autoimmune antibody-antigen complex circulating (CIC) in the blood vessels and deposit in the joints and muscles combined with complements causes inflammation. To suppress autoimmune antibodies production and removal of CIC can greatly control the inflammatory activities. These are the main treatment strategies.

The treatment can prevent persistant joint tissue damage and it can release the pain and swelling to be used as symptomatic management also. Anti-inflammatory treatments are also useful to help control the joint tissue inflammation. Physical therapies can improve the mobility and life quality. Treatment protocol must also include treating extra-joint complications, such as anemia, lung, kidney, and cardiovascular problems.

Conventional Medicine

There is no curative treatment for RA up to now and the treatments available are using for alleviating symptoms and to get a remission and slowing down the disease progression. The treatments for releasing symptoms such as pain and swelling and preventing bone damage and joint deformition are trying to hold the progress of the disease and to maintain the quality of life of the patients. The following are the commonly used canventional RA treatments:

  • Steroids, such as prednisone can offer quick relief but its side effects of long-term use are not desirable. It can be used as a pulse treatment to get a quick release from acute flare up of the disease and then tapering off when a remission is getting. Long term use can cause many undesirable side effects, such as hypertension, weight gain, water retention, osteoporosis, Cushing’s syndrome, and low libido, etc.

Besides the steroids, the following two main kinds of drugs are also used:

  • Pain-killers for releasing pain and stiffness and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are used for controlling inflammation, but they do not prevent joint damage or slow down the disease progression. Many of them are hard for the stomach and can cause gastro intestineal problems.
  • Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) are used for reducing the rate of damaging of bone and cartilage. DMARDs have been able to induce durable remissions and to delay or halt progression. This tretment mainly use chemically synthesized cytotoxic immune suppressive drugs, such as: azathioprine, cyclosporine A, D- penicillamine, gold salts, hydroxychloroquine, liflunomide, methrexate (MTX), minocyline, sulfasalazine, and cyclophosphamide. Because they are cytotoxic (toxic to the cells) substances and can cause liver, kidney, bone marrow, skin toxic adverse reactions. Cytotoxic drugs can cause cell mutation, which can create new autoimmunity causing new autoimmune diseases and even malignancy. Often their use is limited by their toxicity.

Conventional medicine has limited value in the management of RA therefore to develop alternative approaches is very important in the treatment of RA.

Modern Chinese Medicine Treatments for RA

            MCM RA treatment includes herbal treatments and acupuncture. Although we do not have clear understanding why RA happened, but we know what is happening in the pathogenesis. The autoimmune reaction caused the body produces autoimmune antibody and cytotoxic autoimmune T lymph cells which against the body’s own tissues, such as the sinover membranes, the capsules, the cartilages and the connective tissues of the joints. Therfore we can suppress autoantibody production and the proliferation of autoimmune cytotoxic T lymph cells and removal of the autoantibody-autoantigen complex to control the inflammation of these tissues.  Using pain releasing, dampness drying (reducing swelling), and heat-clearing (controlling inflammation) herbal remedies to release symptoms. If patient already has extra joint manifestation in the liver, kidney, and lung them we can also treating them with herbal protocols accordingly.

In last centurey 1960s and 1970s, some botanical glycosides extracted from several Chinese herbs have been studied and found to have steroids’ effects without its side effects. They have been sueccesviely used for autoimmune disorders, such as RA, systemic lupus erythromatosus (SLE), ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, Hashimoto disease, etc. The botanical glycosides are the main ingredients of Zhang’s herbal product AI-M Capsule which has been effectively used for treating autoimmune disorders listed above. Chinese herbal treatments are much benign and have much less side effects and can be used as a stand-alone treatment and also can be used as an alternative treatment to help to tappering off conventional medications to provide a break for the patients from those cytotoxic medications.

            Immune regulation is the most important treatment for RA. The first choice of the herbal remedy we use is AI-M Capsule. For acute active RA, if the joint is hot, red, swell, and painful and blood tests showed highly elevated ESR, RF, ANA the dose of AI-M Capsule should be five capsules per day (two in the morning, one at noon, and two in the evening taking with food). If the condition is mild or moderate, and the inflammation is not very active and the blood tests showed mild elevations of those RA markers, then the dose is three capsules a day (one capsule each mail and take with food). AI-M Capsule can usually control the acute inflammation within one to two months time and the patient can notice the effects within one week. When acute inflammation has been controlled and become chronic then reduce to three (one capsule three times a day) capsules a day.

The precausion for taking this herbal product is that for child-bearing age women, it may cause menstruaion irregularity if taking it longer than three months. If the treatment needs longer time then it should take one to two months break from AI-M Capsule and alternating with TGP (total glycoside of peony) Capsule. For post menopausal women and for men, taking it longer than three months up to six months will be fine. The effects on the menstruation is reversible once it is stopped, the regularity of the menstruation will be restored.

When the remission is reached, it can be switched to TGP Capsule, which is more regulatoy to the immunity than suppressive. If patient is still on the conventional immune suppresive medicines, then the use of AI-M Capsule and/or TGP Capsule can help to reduce the dose and dependency of the conventional immune suppressors. We have been able successively helping patients to reduce their dependency of those cytotoxic medicines and also provided an alternative to replacing them. When use AI-M Capsule or TGP Capsule to help tapering off steroids, it can prevent withdrew crisis to happen.

Anti-malaria medications, such as chloroquine and hydrooxychloroquine have used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. But these substances can cause side effects such as bone marrow suppression and damaging the cornea and retine. Why this kind of medication is effective for RA is still not very clear. Our Zhang’s herbal product Arte-M Capsule’s active ingredient artesunate is an anti-malaria substance and has immune regulatory and anti inflammatory effects. It is a high efficacy, low toxic and safe immune regulator. The team discovered this substance had won 2015 Nobel Prize. It originally was for malaria and we borrowed it for treating babesia. Now this team is studying to use it for treating SLE and RA. They found the efficacy of threating these autoimmune disorders were more than 90%. Its suppressive effects on the autoimmunity may via nuclear factor kB (nuclear transcription factor kB, NF-kB) signal pathway to inhibite the secretion of tumor necrosis factor a (TNF- a) by the synoviocytes of the RA joints induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). This can suppress the inflammation of the synoval membrane. At the same time it has effects to suppress the secretion of interleukin 17 (IL-17) thus to inhibit the secretion of inflammatory factors by the synovicytes. These effects can reduce the damage of the cartilage and the bone of the joint. Therfore it is an effective immune regulator for treating RA but is not harmful to the bone marrow, cornea, and retina. Our Arte-M Capsule contains 50 mg of artesulate and the dosage is one capsule a time, twice a day. The daily dose of 100 mg is the standard anti-malaria dose. The dose is one capsule three times a day. Arte-M Capsule can be used as second line immune regulator as an alternative of AI-M Capsule and TGP Capsule.

In order to remove of the circulatory immune complex (CIC), which causes inflammation, Circulation P Capsule should be used. Circulation P Capsule can promote the phagocytosis of microphages to engulf the CIC. This formula has anti-fibrosis effects to prevent the scaring in the joints and also the fibrosis in the lung. It is also a pain releasing formula, because TCM theory states that pain caused by brockage of blood circulation and to release pain the first thing first is the removal of the brockadge and facilitating the blood circulation. This formula can promote the micro-circulaton in the cellular level and increasing blood supply to the RA demeged tissues to promote healing.

TCM Herbal Treatments for RA

RA in TCM diagnosis is considered as a “Bi” (dampness heat in the joints) syndrome. Bi means obstruction of circulation of Qi and blood, which usually results from invasion of the meridians by wing, cold, and damp due to weakness of defensive Qi (vitality and immunity). Some TCM formulas can also be used to clear the heat and dampness to expel the dampness (water retention, the swelling) and controlling the inflammation.

The R-788 Capsule can be used for reduce swelling and edema and also as an anti-fibrosis remedy. Guizhi Shaoyao Zhimu Tang (Cinnamon and Anemarrhena Combination), Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang (Cnidium and Chiang-huo Combination) and Duhuo Jisheng Tang (Tu-huo and Loranthus Combination) are all can be used to treat RA.

Chinese medicinal herbal tratment is an alternative of conventional medical immune suppressive and anti-inflammatory treatments. We have been able to help almost every patient to tappering off cytotoxic medications and still controlling the RA activities. This will give patient a break from those toxic drugs.

Acupuncture for RA:

            TCM consideres RA as a “Bi” syndrome which is caused by external pathogenic factors of Wind, Cold, and Damp and to eliminating them the acupoints on the Yang channels should be used.

For releasing systemic symptoms, such as body ache and stiffness the following points can be used: Houxi (S.I. 3), Shenmai (U.B. 62), Dabao (Sp.21) and Geshu (U. B. 17).

For low grade fever Dazhue (Du.14). 

For localized synptoms: such as the selection of the acupoints according the anatomical location of the painful joints.

For pain in the shoulder, following points should be used: Jianyu (L.I. 15), Jianliao (S.J. 14), Jianshen (S.I. 9), and Naoshu (S.I. 10).

For pain in the scapula, following points should be used: Tianzong (S.I. 11), Bingfeng (S.I. 12), Jianwaishu (S.I. 14) Gaohuangshu (U.B. 43)

For pain in the elbow, following points should be used: Quchi (L.I. 11), Chize (Lu.5), Tianjing (S.J. 10), Waiguan (S.J. 5), and Hegu (L.I. 4)

For pain in the wrist, following points should be used: Yangchi (S.J.4), Yanggu(S.I. 5) and Waiguan (S.J. 5).

For pain in fingers, following points should be used: Houxi (S.I. 3), Sanjian (L.I. 3), and Baxie (Extra).

For pain in the Hips, following points should be used: Huantiao (G.B. 30), Yinmen (U.B. 37), Femur-Juliao (G.B. 29).

For pain in the knee joint, following points should be used: Lianqiu (St. 34), Dubi (St. 35), Medial Xiyan (Extra), Yanglingquan (G. B. 34), Xiyangguan (G. B. 33), and Yinlingquan (Sp. 9).

For pain in the leg, following points should be used: Chengshan (U.B. 57), and Feiyang (U.B. 58).

For pain in the ankles, following points should be used: Jiexi (St. 41), Shangqiu (Sp. 5), Qiuxu (G.B. 40), Kunlun (U.B. 60), and Taixi (K. 3).

For pain in the toes, following points should be used: Gongsun (Sp. 4), Shugu (u.B. 62), Dabao (Sp. 21), and Geshu (U.B. 17).

How to Prevent and Treat Covid 19 Infection with MCM

For the prevention and treatment of Covid 19 infection with modern Chinese medicine method, I have some thought which is based on my reading and also on the phyto-pharmacology of our herbal products. 

    The Covid 19 corona virus has strong infectivity and can spread very easily and fast within humans. But its morbidity and mortality are not very high. Therefore the main concern is preventing the infection from developing into serious sickness in case one got infection. 

    According to many information sources that about 40% of infected people are asymptomatic, another 40% or so are mildly ill with symptoms, and about 20% will be sick and among them 6 to 8% could be serious or critic sick even need ICU care or ventilator for aided breathing. Once critic sick, the death rate will be around 50%. Those seriously sick patients even recovered, the sequel will be quite severe, such as lung fibrosis and brain, heart or kidney damage, Therefore to prevent the infection from developing into a serious sickness is vitally important in the treatment of the infection.

    The first thing first is preventing infection of the virus that is to wear mask and also washing hands and keep social distance. In our herbal preventive method, we use Allicin Capsule, when you need to shop or to be with people, put a capsule of Allicin in the mouth, do not swallow to let it slowly release the Allicin in the mouth that can raise the local concentration to prevent the virus coming in to the mouth and nose. Another way is daily take Allicin Capsule one capsule twice a day. This is the method we are using for our own family

In case one contracted the virus, then taking therapeutic dose of Allicin Capsule, (two capsules three times a day) to suppress virus reproduction in the body. At same time to prevent the infection from developing to become a serious sickness. According to the experiences in China, the Lian Hua Qing Wen Capsule (LH24) Can be used for this purpose also.

 The virus causes the first major damaging pathological change is DIC (diffused intra-vascular coagulation). Because our body’s receptor of the Covid 19 virus is the ACE-2 enzyme in the endothelial cells of the blood vessel, once it get in the body the virus first combine with this enzyme and causes the endothelial cells inflammation that made the internal surface of the blood vessel wall rough that causes the blood coagulation to form thrombosis. It can cause multiple system damages. When the blood clots go to the brain causes stroke, to the heart causes heart attack, to the lung causes lung thrombosis, and to the kidney causes kidney failure. This is a very serious pathogenesis in the Covid 19 infection, the conventional medicine use anti-coagulation medicine, such as Aspirin or blood thinners. In our herbal products, the Circulation P Capsule is one of the main treatments for DIC and it can prevent the intra-vascular coagulation to happen. Therefore to take Circulation P Capsule is not only as a general health support and it can also be very useful in the treatment of DIC caused by Covid 19 infection.

    One more dangerous pathogenesis of the Covid 19 infection is that it causes stormy-secretion of the cytokines, such as interleukin 2 and interleukin 6 etc. that causes explosive inflammation in the lungs. The explosive inflammation not only kills the virus, it also kills the patient. A proper self-limited inflammation is our body’s mechanism to eradicate the infection, but the explosive inflammation can dramatically damage the lungs and suffocate the air-exchanging function of the lung and cause the patient to die. For blocking this pathogenesis conventional medicine uses dexamethasone, a steroid; in our herbal products, we can use AI-M Capsule, Arte-M Capsule, and TGP Capsule to prevent this stormy cytokine secretion and the explosive inflammation. The Chinese herbal medicine formula Clear Lung and Detox Formula is also useful in the treatment of the lung inflammation.

With these herbal treatments we can prevent the serious or critic sickness to happen and save the life.

    For those already had serious sickness and recovered survivors, we have to prevent and treat their sequel, that is to promote healing and treat the lung fibrosis. The Circulation P Capsule and Cordyceps Capsule have been used in treating lung fibrosis in the silicon lung (a miner’s disease) and also used for treating liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in the hepatitis C and B patients. They have obvious reversing fibrosis effects.

Notes of Reading about Covid 19

Covid 19 Notes (7/2/2020)

People who are infected now (July, 2020) have a greater chance of survival than those infected three or four months ago. The reason is that doctors and scientists now know more about Covid-19 than they did before.

We now know “Five important things” that we don’t know before.

  1. COVID-19 was initially thought to be the “sickness and death caused by pneumonia-lung infection- and, as a result, a ventilator is considered the best way to treat patients who cannot breathe”. Now we know that the virus first invades endothelial cells of blood vessels which cause blood clotting in the blood vessels of the lungs and other parts of the body, leading to reduced blood oxygenation. Providing oxygen through a ventilator alone is useless and must prevent and dissolve tiny clots in the blood vessels of the lungs. This is why drugs such as Asprin and Heparin (blood thinner to prevent clotting) were used in treatment regimens in June 2020 and grammatically reduced the fatality.

(The arrows pointing to are the blood clots.)

  • Due to the reduction of oxygen in the blood, the patient dies even before going to the hospital. Because “Happy HYPOXIA”, oxygen saturation decreases, but COVID-19 infected patients are asymptomatic until severely reduced, sometimes drops down to lower than 70%. Usually, if oxygen saturation drops below 90%, we feel to have trouble breathing. Patients with Covid infection do not trigger this breathing difficulty, so it is often too late for patients to go to the hospital. Now, knowing “hypoxia”, we are monitoring the oxygen saturation of all Covid-19 patients, simply using a pulse oximeter if the reading of oxygen saturation of the pulse oximeter drops down to 93% or less, take the patient to the hospital as soon as possible. This gives doctors more time to correct oxygen deficiencies in the blood and provides a better chance of survival.
  • In February 2020, we did not have anti-coronavirus drugs. Only use symptomatic and supportive treatments for the complications, such as ventilator for difficulty of breathe. As a result, most patients are seriously infected because the virus load dramatically increases. Now we have 2 important drugs, Favipiravir and Remdesivir, which are antiviral drugs that can kill the new coronavirus. With both drugs, we can prevent serious infections in patients, so we can cure them before they develop hypoxia. We acquired this knowledge only in June 2020 and not in February 2020.
  • Many Covid-19 patients die not only because of the virus, but also because the patient’s own immune system reacts in an exaggerated way called a “cytokine storm”. This stormy and intense immune response not only kills the virus, but also kills the patient. In February 2020, we don’t know how to prevent this from happening. Now we know that steroid drugs, dexamethasone can be used to prevent cytokine storms and stormy immune responses in patients.
  • It is now also known that hypoxytic patients can improve with a reclining position. Israeli scientists have found that patients with Covid-19 infection could produce a substance “alpha Defensin” that causes micro-clots in the blood vessels of the lungs, and uses the drug Cholcicine, which was used for preventing and treating gout, to fight this substance’s effects.

As a result, patients are now (after June 2020) more likely to survive than in February 2020.

With the knowledge about the virus increase, there will be much less panicked with the Covid-19 pandemic than before.

Let’s follow these simple precautions:

  • Keep 6 feet away from others
  • Wear a mask
  •  As far as possible work at home
  • To buy groceries and vegetables on net shops
  • To stay at home during the city lock down
  • Wash hands and sanity

We can defeat the virus.

If someone tells you that everyone is going to be infected, tell them you’re willing to wait longer and buying time…. When we know more about COVID 19 infection and there will be better treatment.

QCZhang’s comments:

  • For use alternative non-conventional medicine, such as modern Chinese medicine’s approaches, we can use Allicin and Circulation P Capsule for preventing and treating the defused intra-vascular coagulation (DIC) to prevent thrombosis of brain (stroke), lung thrombosis (hypoxia), heart attack,  and kidney failure.
  • For cytokine storm and explosive inflammatory reaction, we can use AI –M, TGP, and Arte-M Capsules as alternative of steroids with much less side effects.
  • For anti-viral effects to reduce the load of the virus in the body, Allicin, Glycyrrhizin, and HH Capsules can be use.   
  • Of cause, the first thing first is to avoid the contract the virus by self-protection, and enhance our own immunity. Buying time to wait until the vaccine is available.

New Corona Virus are Mutated, More Susceptible to Infect Humans!

New Corona Virus are Mutated, More Susceptible to Infect Humans!

Daily Economic News from weibo.com

With a new mutation of corona virus, it is more susceptible to human infection! There have been cases of two-way infections between humans and animals worldwide, and a new U.S. study on June 12th showed that the new corona virus is likely to have “mutations” that are more likely to infect human cells. A mutation called “D615G” makes the virus’s synaptic protein population more and more stable, making it easier to enter human cells. Fauci, an infectious disease expert in the United States, has said that the process of genetic mutations in the virus is consistent with the process of transmitting humans from animals. There was previous case in the Netherlands, when workers contracted the new corona virus from otters.

Watch Your Symptoms

How to distinguish symptoms to see whether you are infected with corona virus?

Summary from Wuhan, China ” Fever Clinic” Doctors:

How to distinguish the following conditions?

 (1) Dry cough, sneezing,     =  Air pollution

(2) Cough, mucus, sneezing, runny nose,    = Cold

(3) Cough, mucus, sneezing, runny nose, whole body soreness, weakness, mild fever,  = Flu

(4) Dry cough, sneezing, taste and smell disorders, fatigue, body pain, high fever, breathing difficulty,  = Corona Viral Infection

Covid 19 Infection, Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

All infectious disease experts in the United States agree that the new coronavirus will infect 20-60% of the population in 18 months, how should we prepare?

Heyuan Co., Ltd. U.S. Consulting 4 days ago (that means it was published around 06/17/2020)

Fig1.  Comparison of the fatalities

COVID19 is an uncontrollable virus

New coronavirus also known as COVID19, and the now infectious disease, experts agree that it is uncontrollable. The scary point of the new coronavirus is:

1. Human transmission: IN 2002 SARS and 2012 MERS viruses were controlled because they only have a strong rate of transmission between animals and people and human transmission rate is very weak, so as long as the restriction of human contact with infected animals can be effectively controlled.

2. Strong transmission: The H1N1 influenza virus in 2009 infected 1 billion people worldwide in six months, and THE COVID19 virus is a similar influenza virus, but it is more contagious than H1N1. So what we’re seeing now is the initial stage of virus infection. The Covid 19 new crown  virus has come into this world, it will not disappear, it will become a part of us humans.

3. No seasonality: In general, influenza viruses are not suitable for survival in high temperatures and humidity, and in low-temperature dry climates are suitable for mass reproduction of influenza, so influenza mostly occurs in spring, and in summer outbreaks decrease, and outbreaks rise during the autumn/winter rotation. From the evidence available to date, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in all regions, including hot and humid regions.

This results in only two final results:

  1. Everyone is infected and recovers into a virus- immune status that the virus becomes part of the common seasonal cold virus. Natural immunity introduced in the UK before was the process.
  2. But the end result makes it the same as other coronaviruses that cause influenza. While we are seeing a decline in new cases in China now, this may only be temporary, and it is likely to rebound later. All infectious disease experts in the United States predict that 20-60% of the U.S. population will be infected with the virus within 18 months, and in the best case scenario is that 340,000 people in the U.S. will die if 20 percent of the population of the U.S. is infected and 0.5 percent dead. In less desirable circumstances, 60 per cent of the population is infected and the 1 per cent fatality rate, there will be 2,040,000 deaths.

According to the information we have collected in recent days, it is only a matter of time to conclude that infection with the virus is something that cannot be avoided. Of course, the longer you can hold on, the better the chance, because there will certainly be better treatment options in the future (mainly the development of antiviral drugs). So far, however, there are no drugs specifically designed to prevent and treat new coronaviruses.

Those infected with the virus should receive treatment for preventing conversion to severe sickness and symptoms; while patients with serious conditions should receive the best supportive treatment for all of their symptoms. Specific treatments are under study and will be tested through clinical trials. So we should be well prepared to analyze our own risks.

Fig 2. Fatality related with age. 

Everyone has a different risk perception, but a fatality rate above 0.5% is already very dangerous. The chart above shows that the death risk of younger than 40 years of age is 0.2%. The death risk of 40-50 years of age is close to 1%. The death risk of 60-70 years of age is up 3.6-8%. And the death risk of over 80 years of age is as high as 14.8%. Age is on the one hand, and in the Fig 3 let’s see what else in the body is that increases the risk.

Fig 3. Fatality related with basic diseases.

The highest mortality rate for COVID19 was 10.5% for patients with cardiovascular disease, with 7.3% of the second-highest mortality rate being with diabetics, followed by 6.3% of patients with chronic respiratory diseases, 6% of patients with hypertension, 5.6% of cancer patients and 0.9% without disease. Other data also put the death rate among middle-aged men who smoked was 8-10%, compared with 2% for women who did not smoke at the same age. If you’re 50-60 and still smoke, you should start worrying about your risks. If you also have high blood sugar or high blood pressure, then you can say this is a very urgent situation.

At least we can do it:

  1. Wash your hands for more than 20 seconds: Studies have found that hand washing is effective in preventing viruses because the frictional effects that occur when we are washing hand, so the length of time is important. In addition, wash hands frequently with alcohol-contain washing fluid and hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water. Because cleaning hands with alcohol-contained hand sanitizer or washing hands with soap and water can kill the virus on your hands.
  2. Avoid contact with multiple people: This is a respiratory-transmitted virus that clings to water droplets in our breathing, coughing and sneezing. Once the water droplets evaporate, the virus can no longer spread. The distance between man and man is 1-2 meters.
  3. Masks: it better than nothing: There is no evidence that wearing a mask is effective in preventing viral infections. This means that masks can prevent some bacteria from entering your mouth or nostrils. What’s more, it prevents your own hands from touching your mouth and nose (most people do these things subconsciously). If you’re really infected then wearing a mask can also prevent you from infecting others.

How can we be prepared:

So far, we still have almost a year to strengthen our immune system, because in a year’s time, it’s likely to affect 50 percent of the population (ideally 20 percent), and no country is safe, and it’s impossible to sustain a travel ban for a long time.

Enhanced immune base:

  •  Good sleep quality
  • High protein, high nutritional density diet
  • Exercise enhances immune base. Good sleep quality high protein, high nutritional density diet and exercise. Cold exposure (cold water), heat exposure (sauna), breathing exercise to help you relieve stress (chronic stress can lead to immune disorders).
  • Supplement ion zinc (if properly used, there is great potential for a complete cure of the virus) chloroquine the only  FDA-approved antiviral drug)
  • Selenium (garlic, broccoli, beef, eggs, supplements) (most effective nutrition for reducing toxicity)
  • probiotics (supplements) (regulating the immune system)
  • Mushroom supplements (supplements) (regulating immune system)
  • Vitamin A (liver) (regulating the immune system)
  • Vitamin D (sunshine, supplements)

It is recommended to be well prepared, because the rain will come, do not have no umbrella at hand.

来源:漢和源株式会社  Source: Yuhe Source Co., Ltd.

Translated and edited by QCZhang

Dr. Zhang’s comment:

The article does not take Chinese medicine into account. As you can read posts of this blog, I have included many effective prevention and treatment methods of Chinese medicine in this blog. Chinese medicine had been clinically proven that it can dramatically reduce fatality and also the rate of critical sickness in Covid 19 infections.

Sequelae of Covid 19 Infection

New Covid 19 Sequelae Emerges! Important Serious Damages, this article is from the public No. : Australian Micro-News WeChat: XWWB66/

More than 7 million people worldwide have been infected with the new coronavirus. The number of patients who died due to the new coronavirus is more than 400,000!  Humans are helpless about the plague that has ravaged the world, and the virus is still spreading throughout the world. Those who survived the devastation are still struggling with their illness. It is reported that in the worst-hit areas of Europe and the United States, more and more “rehabilitation” patients have a sequelae.

  1. Damage to the lungs: Recently, many of Italy’s new coronary pneumonia “rehabilitation” people still have the physical discomfort. These patients are still being treated with cough, fatigue and other sequelae. When some people return to work, they can’t even take a short walk because of short breathing and muscle aches. Italian football superstar Paolo Maldini said he has recovered from a minor infection, but has left a legacy. “I tried to go to the gym today for some training, but after just 10 minutes, I couldn’t hold on.” A similar situation has occurred in Hong Kong. The Infectious Diseases Centre of Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong followed up the first 10 discharged patients and found that three of them had impaired lung function by 20 to 30 percent. The after-effects are mainly manifested in the faster walking that causes shortage of gas, cannot do normal exercise, or even cannot go back to the previous work. Wang Guiqiang, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Peking University’s First Hospital, pointed out that severe lung infections can develop pulmonary fibrosis. Some seriously ill patients will develop lung fibrosis after treatment, affecting daily life and later advances to a stage that needing lung transplant. At present for pulmonary fibrosis, there is no special treatment and the disease is irreversible.
  2. Damage to the liver and the kidneys: In addition to damage to the lungs, there is growing evidence that the new coronavirus can also leave a legacy on the liver and kidneys of infected people. Legendary American rapper Scarface is recovering from infection and symptoms had disappeared, leaving kidney failure worsening due to the virus, now he is on dialysis treatment. But experts say recovery from kidney damage may be a long way off. Two months ago, studies have shown that kidney damage is common in people with new coronavirus infections. The paper, Caution 0n Kidney Dysfunctions of 2019-nCoV Patients, looked at 59 cases of infection from Wuhan, Huangshi, and Chongqing cities. It was found that 63% of patients showed symptoms of renal insufficiency, and CT scans showed 100% of patients with abnormal renal imaging. Experts in the UK and Canada have also found that 8 to 12 per cent of new crown virus patients in intensive care have liver or kidney failure and need to rely on year-round dialysis to survive. Huang Bo, deputy director of the Institute of Basic Medicine of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, said liver and kidney damage in infected people may be caused by lung dysfunction. “When breathing dysfunction occurs, oxygen exchange is blocked, other organs are oxygen-dishful, and kidneys that are particularly sensitive to oxygen often experience severe functional damage.
  3. Damage to the brain: In addition to the lungs, liver and kidneys, studies have found     that many recovering patients have very serious central nerve sequelae. A neurological study of patients hospitalized with new coronavirus pneumonia in Huazhong University of Science and Technology showed that more than 30% of the 214 patients had neurological symptoms, which were manifested in three categories: First,central nervous system symptoms such as headache, dizziness, consciousness disorder, acute cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, etc. Second, peripheral nervous system symptoms such as taste loss, loss of smell, loss of appetite, nerve pain, etc. Third, skeletal muscle damage.  A 24-year-old Japanese man living alone developed a high fever after contracting the new coronavirus, accompanied by headaches and weakness of his limbs. A few days later the man was unconscious at home and was diagnosed with meningitis and a positive PCR test for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Experts say the meningitis is highly likely caused by new coronary pneumonia. When the man woke up, he found that his memory of recent 1 or 2 years had been lost. The attending doctor, Yukio Mori, said it was the new coronary pneumonia virus invaded the central nervous system. Last month, a 56-year-old new coronary patient was confirmed to have a new coronavirus in CSF; this is rare, but it had occurred many times worldwide. As for why patients lose memory, experts believe this is because the part of the patient’s brain responsible for memory is damaged, leading to memory loss and other sequelae. According to observations of the pathological tissue, many infected people’s brain parts have pathological changes: brain tissue congestion, edema, and partial neuronal degeneration. There are also many asymptomatic infections with blood clots into the cerebrovascular vessels, which eventually lead to a stroke. Reference news reported a week ago, the United States media said that medical staff announced on the 22nd, the new coronavirus appears to have caused the patients in their 30s and 40s were not serious sick but had sudden stroke.
  • Damage to the heart: The damage caused by the new coronavirus to the patient’s heart is not easy to ignore. A 48-year-old patient from east London has revealed that her new coronary pneumonia has left her with severe heart damage. “I’ve been feeling cold for nine weeks after the cure, and then the doctor told me that I had congestive cardiomyopathy (a weakened heart function, a larger heart cavity, a heart that could not pump enough blood)” and that it might be the case for the rest of my life, and that most people would slowly get better, but some people might have to install pacemakers or even need a heart transplant. Dr. James Russell, a professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, and several other researchers found that in the study of 8,000 patients with new coronary pneumonia, more than half of the patients with severe heart damage and even caused death. Dr Russell said complications were more severe in new corona patients who had been on an ICU, especially those who had been on a ventilator. They are likely to have problems with the lungs, brain, heart, and muscles in the future.

“Assisted breathing is a double-edged sword”: Not long ago, “Black-faced doctor”     Hu Weifeng also developed cerebral hemorrhage symptoms after using assisted breathing equipment. His attending doctor noted that “going to ECMO is a matter of ninety percent chance of deaths.” ‘

Some people may ask, patients are cured, why there will be sequelae? In fact, from a medical point of view, to assess whether a disease will produce sequelae after treatment, generally after the recovery of the disease more than 6 months to start. Because the human body has a certain degree of self-healing, many times the disease caused by the damage to the body organs, after the elimination of pathological factors, the body can self-repair, and then return to normal without any sequelae. But according to this standard to assess the new corona pneumonia, the time is not enough. After all, from its outbreak is still less than half a year, coupled with the human new coronavirus is still in a gradual understanding of the process, the unexpected after-effects are also reasonable.

Finally, dealing with this new virus, cure does not mean that the success of treatment, whether there will be serious complications left over will take time to verify. The battle between humans and viruses is far from over… Now is not the time to take it lightly.

Dr. QC Zhang translated from a Chinese source. 6/11/2020

Ivermectin

Ivermectin

Breakthrough Drug: Ivermectin Shows ‘Astounding’ Results Against Coronavirus

By David A. Patten    |   Friday, 22 May 2020 11:16 PM

Reports Friday from multiple trials in the United States and abroad indicate a drug already approved by the FDA to treat parasitic infections is showing “astounding” results, and could represent a breakthrough in efforts to vanquishing the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the heart of the global pandemic.

Doctors have administered the drug ivermectin in several simultaneous trials in several countries sometimes in combination with other common medications.

Physicians who participated in the study report that patients’ viral loads began declining almost immediately after they began administering ivermectin, a widely available prescription drug approved to combat parasites, scabies and head lice.

It has not been approved for COVID-19 patients, but doctors familiar with clinical trials described patients’ results as dramatic.

Emergency medical physician Dr. Peter H. Hibberd, M.D., of Palm Beach County, Florida, told Newsmax Friday evening in an exclusive interview that he’s optimistic the drug will prove to be an important therapeutic advance, although he expects more trials will be needed before it wins FDA approval for use as a COVID-19 medication.

He noted it has impressed doctors in clinical trials on multiple continents.

“There’s a common denominator here,” said Hibberd. “This drug is salvaging people from their death bed.”

In some cases, doctors reported just one dose of ivermectin markedly improved a patient’s condition. U. S. patients received a single oral dose, and some of them received a booster dose seven days later. The FDA-approved dose for parasitic infections was used.

The drug first emerged as a possible coronavirus therapeutic after a study to be published in next month’s Antiviral Research journal by researchers in Victoria, Australia showed the drug wiped out the virus in a test tube.

On Thursday, a team of U.S. doctors led by Dr. Jean-Jacques Rajter at the Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, submitted findings to an institutional review board. According to a medical source familiar with the study, some 250 coronavirus patients were involved in the Broward trial. The results were dramatic, with “statistically significant improvement in mortality,” according to the source.

Share Reports Friday from multiple trials in the United States and abroad indicate a drug already approved by the FDA to treat parasitic infections is showing “astounding” results, and could represent a breakthrough in efforts to vanquishing the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the heart of the global pandemic.

Doctors have administered the drug ivermectin in several simultaneous trials in several countries sometimes in combination with other common medications.

Physicians who participated in the study report that patients’ viral loads began declining almost immediately after they began administering ivermectin, a widely available prescription drug approved to combat parasites, scabies and head lice.

It has not been approved for COVID-19 patients, but doctors familiar with clinical trials described patients’ results as dramatic.

Emergency medical physician Dr. Peter H. Hibberd, M.D., of Palm Beach County, Florida, told Newsmax Friday evening in an exclusive interview that he’s optimistic the drug will prove to be an important therapeutic advance, although he expects more trials will be needed before it wins FDA approval for use as a COVID-19 medication.

He noted it has impressed doctors in clinical trials on multiple continents.

“There’s a common denominator here,” said Hibberd. “This drug is salvaging people from their death bed.”

In some cases, doctors reported just one dose of ivermectin markedly improved a patient’s condition. U. S. patients received a single oral dose, and some of them received a booster dose seven days later. The FDA-approved dose for parasitic infections was used.

The drug first emerged as a possible coronavirus therapeutic after a study to be published in next month’s Antiviral Research journal by researchers in Victoria, Australia showed the drug wiped out the virus in a test tube.

On Thursday, a team of U.S. doctors led by Dr. Jean-Jacques Rajter at the Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, submitted findings to an institutional review board. According to a medical source familiar with the study, some 250 coronavirus patients were involved in the Broward trial. The results were dramatic, with “statistically significant improvement in mortality,” according to the source.

The blood oxygen level of the first patient treated in early April was 70%, and dropped to just 50% within hours. After receiving the invermectin, the patient stabilized within 24 hours and was discharged from the hospital in one week.   

It is important to note that while some patients are receiving the medicine on an emergency basis, the FDA on May 1 posted the following advisory: “While there are approved uses for ivermectin in people and animals, it is not approved for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. You should not take any medicine to treat of prevent COVID-19 unless it has been prescribed to you by your health care provider and acquired from a legitimate source.”

In a separate trial on the other side of the globe, a team of doctors in Bangladesh reported Friday that they administered a combination of ivermectin and doxycycline, a common antibiotic, to 60 coronavirus patients there.

That team reported that within 72 hours after receiving the drug, their patients tested negative for the virus, and by the fourth day, they had recovered. Dr Tarek Alam, a senior doctor for the Bangladesh Medical College Hospital, told India’s ZeeNews that the results were “astounding” and said all patients “experienced full recoveries.”

One reason the FDA is cautious is that the drug can interact with other medications, and in some cases can cause complications such as nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, dizziness, a sudden drop in blood pressure, liver problems and other side effects.

The Gates Foundation is funding a third clinical trial of ivermectin in France, according to TrialSiteNews.com

Hibberd said the ivermectin trials indicate it is an “effective therapy” that would provide a bridge to a vaccine and would potentially reduce the downside risk of catching the virus.

“It would mean we could go to work and not worry,” he said of the prospect of having an effective therapeutic medication. “You catch it, we treat you and we move on as a country.”

© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Three Patent Medicines and Three Formulas

of Chinese Medicine for Covid 19

Three Patent Medicines and Three Formulas

of Chinese Medicine for Covid 19

The China State Council Information Office held a press conference on March 23 to give the Chinese medicine a proper position in fighting Covid 19 pandemic. Yu Yanhong, member of the Party Group of the Health Commission, Secretary of the Party Group of the Chinese Academy of Medicine, Zhang Boli, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, President of the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Huang Wei, President of the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Liu Qingquan, President of the Beijing Chinese Medicine Hospital, and Qiu Haibo, Vice President of the Affiliated Hospital of Southeast University attended the conference. The important role and effective herbal drugs of Chinese medicine in prevent and control Covid 19 pneumonia was introduced respectively and answered questions from the reporters.

(The web site address of China State Information Office is:

http://www.scio.gov.cn/xwfbh/xwbfbh/wqfbh/42311/42768/index.htm)

The conclusion of state’s anti-epidemic of Covid 19 performance of Chinese medicine in China is very positive. China’s anti-epidemic efforts now are drawing to a close and it is doing its all-time efforts to help countries friendly to China overseas, including Italy, Iran, Pakistan, Japan and South Korea, which including provided Chinese medicine. The released conclusion showed that Chinese medicine had more than 90% efficacy in anti-epidemic. Comparative data on the efficacy of Chinese medicine had been reported. Chinese medicine used in China and is easily accepted by everyone; while in the western medicine-led foreign countries clinical data is necessary for its promotion. Chinese medicine’s “three patent herbal medicines and three herbal formulas” had done randomized and controlled trials and got clinical data and gained excellent results. The three patent herbal medicines and three herbal formulas have curious effect on this Covid 19 outbreak, for which there is no western medicine has specially designated drug and also there is no vaccine yet.

Three patent herbal medicines are:

金花清感胶囊 (Jinhua Qinggan Capsule), 连花清瘟胶囊 (Lianhua Qingwen Capsule), and 血必净注射液 (Xue Bi Jing Injections). They have been chosen through experimental and clinical studies.

金花清感胶囊 (Jinhua Qinggan Capsule) is a patent herbal medicine developed in 2009 for flu H1N1, it is a combination of two classic TCM formulas i.e. 麻杏石甘汤 (Ma Xin Shi Gan Tang) and银翘散 (Yin Qiao Shan). It been proven to be effective by randomized controlled trials and has been on the market for many years in China.

连花清瘟胶囊 (Lianhua Qingwen Capsule) was developed in 2003 for SARS and it has the exact effect on anti-SARS, which is also a coronavirus. It showed very positive effects on treating the Covid 19 infections. More than 100,000 boxes have been assisted in Italy.

血必净注射液 (Xue Bi Jing Injections) is a Chinese medicine injection, used for the treatment of serious, critically ill patients and it had shown a particular efficacy. It can effectively block the cytokine storm and explosive inflammation in the lung and can improve blood oxygen saturation.

Three herbal formulas are: 

清肺排毒汤(Clear Lung and Detox Decoction), 宣肺败毒方(Xuan Fei Bai Du Formula) and化湿败毒方(Hua She Bai Du Formula).

Clear Lung and Detox Decoction can be used for mild, moderate, severe, and critical patients. Its efficacy was more than 90%. In 10 provinces, 66 designated medical institutions have treated 1,263 confirmed Covid 19 infected patients and cured 1,214 cases, accounting for 96.12%. Of the 57 cases of severe patients who were treated with integrative Chinese and Western medicine and taking the Clear Lung and Detox Decoction, 42 were cured and discharged, accounting for 73.7%, and none of them were turned in critical condition.

On January 27th, the State Administration of TCM launched the project “Effective prescription screening research of Chinese medicine for the prevention and treatment of Covid 19 infection” as a clinical emergency. In Shanxi, Hebei, Heilongjiang and Shaanxi provinces, the clinical efficacy was observed in the treatment of Covid 19 pneumonia patients with Clean Lung and Detox Decoction. It observed the improvements of fatigue, fever, cough, sore throat, poor appetite, etc. symptoms and the changes of the lung image scan. It had proved that the Clean Lung and Detox Decoction had particular effects in treating Covid 19 infections.

宣肺败毒方 (Xuan Fei Bai Du Formula), it is a modified classic TCM formula. It has an efficiency of more than 90% for mild and moderate illness. A study conducted in Wuhan Chinese Medicine Hospital and the Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital of Hubei Province found that the clinical cure rate was 22% higher than the control group that used western medicine alone. Henan First Hospital used this宣肺败毒方 (Xuan Fei Bai Du Formula) to treat 40 cases of mild and moderate sick patients, with an average cure time of 9.66 days, no one turned to severe or critical sickness. Wuhan had used the宣肺败毒方 (Xuan Fei Bai Du Formula) to treat many patients, cured all mild and moderate cases and no one turned to be severe or critical illness.

化湿败毒方(Hua She Bai Du Formula): Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital did a clinical controlled trial, 75 cases of severe Covid 19 patients after use化湿败毒方(Hua She Bai Du Formula) the symptom improvement was very obvious, the cure time was shortened by more than 3 days; The controlled trial in the Mobile Cabin Hospitals was also proved its effectiveness. When giving Chinese medicine to foreign patients, the化湿败毒方(Hua She Bai Du Formula) has been affectionately known as “Q-14”. Q taken from the English harmonic CURE, cure, antidote meaning, “1 4” means that this formula is composed of 14 Chinese herbal ingredients.

Chinese medicine in fight Covid 19 epidemic has four important roles: effectively cure of mild and moderate cases, alleviate symptoms, can block the mild and moderate cases from turning into severe and critical sickness, can improve the cure rate of severe and critical disease, reduce death rate, and can promote the recovery and rehabilitation of patients.

Up to March 23, 2020, the confirmed cases of Covid 19 pneumonia in China were 74,187 cases, of 91.5% of them used Chinese medicine; Among them 61,449 cases in Hubei Province used Chinese medicine, accounting for 90.6%. Clinical efficacy showed that the total efficiency of Chinese medicine was more than 90%. China is willing to share and provide Chinese medicine to all countries in fight the epidemic.

The practice has proved that the value of Chinese medicine has been tested and has been renewed and worth cherishing. Chinese medicine was, is and will remain an important weapon in the fight against the epidemic!

The Latest Discoveries of the Covid 19 Infection

  • The receptor of the virus where it invades our body  –

In the past four to five months, knowledge of the Covid 19 virus infection has been rapidly iterative, and the method of prevention and treatment is also upgrading accordingly.

We call this disease “new coronavirus (or Covid 19) pneumonia.” But in fact, we found: “Many patients who were critically ill and ultimately lost their lives, many of them are not dying of the lungs failure, but of damage to other organs.” The Washington Post has a lengthy article: “Doctors have found new ways for the virus to attack the human body.”

The new way is that the Covid 19’s target is not only on the lungs, but on the multiple organs. Our previous understanding may have been lung-centric, and other organs were only implicated; but it is not true that other organs of our body are also the target struck by this virus.

Many patients die of stroke or pulmonary embolism, it is because blood clots in our blood vessels that go into the brain or lungs, blocking the blood vessels there. A recent study published in <<The Lancet>> found that one of the direct targets of the Covid 19 is the endothelial (vascular lining) cells of the blood vessels in our bodies. The inner wall of blood vessels is made up of these endothelial cells. The lungs are the most densely populated place for blood vessels. So this may be misleading doctors at first, thinking the virus is attacking the lungs, but in fact it is targeting endothelial cells in the blood vessels.

In an article published last week in the Proceedings of the American Cardiovascular Society, reported in 2,700 cases tracked the death rate for those in critical condition (i.e. those on a ventilator) dropped from 63% percent to 29% after using anticoagulants (substances that prevent blood clotting). The progress of scientific understanding has brought about such an immediate change.

The damages caused by the Covid 19 in the endothelial cells of the blood vessels leads a disorder of the blood coagulation inside the blood vessels i.e. defused intravascular coagulation (DIC).  Blood clots formed after damage caused in the lining of the blood vessels. They become blood thrombus reache the brain and lungs end up with a stroke or pulmonary embolism. Mehra, a professor at Harvard Medical School and one of the authors of the Lancet paper, told The Washington Post, “Our initial assumption was that the Covid 19 was thought to be a respiratory virus, but it turned out to be more like a cardiovascular virus.”

This change in perception goes beyond blood vessels. For example, doctors noticed at first: “The patient’s kidneys will be damaged.” But it is widely believed that the problem is the use of ventilators, or the side effects of drugs on the kidneys caused in these critically ill patients. Doctors have come to notice that some patients, even if they have not been admitted to intensive care, have damaged the glomerular balls (where it has dense blood vessels) in their kidneys, the kidney cells that filter the waste. Covid 19 pathogens were found in the kidneys. As a result, scientists are increasingly aware that the Covid 19 may not have spread from the lungs, but from the beginning the kidneys were targeted.

Covid 19, like other coronaviruses have to pass a receptor to invade our bodies. The receptor is ACE2, which is an enzyme made up of proteins. A new coronavirus or SARS actually invades our human cells by attaching it to the surface of ACE2. The surface of the new Covid 19 has dense, hemp protrusions that allow the virus to adhere more steadily to the surface of ACE2. It requires only a smaller number of viral molecules than SARS or MERS to successfully attach to ACE2 invades the human body. This explains why the Covid 19 is more contagious than previous SARS. The receptor ACE2, the receptor of the Covid 19 is found in the lungs, kidneys, and intestines. This explains why virus attack points are primarily in these organs. ACE2 is critical to regulating our body’s blood pressure. The full name of ACE2 is “angiotensin conversion enzyme 2”. This also explains a new finding: Many Covid 19 patients experience elevated blood pressure before their condition worsens.

Our understanding of the virus is still deepening, and our understanding of symptoms and pathological mechanisms is rapidly improving.

There is also good news about medication and treatment for the disease. Some very effective treatments have been developed and have been endorsed by WHO this week, which has been approved by WHO, and says that “there are currently four to five treatment options that are expected to have positive clinical data” and will be rolled out. This includes a combination of anti-inflammatory drugs and blood anticoagulants at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. A study published in the Lancet found that three antiviral drugs for AIDS, hepatitis C, and multiple sclerosis could reduce the cure time for some patients from about 12 days to 7 days, and the results of the nasopharyngeal swab test can turn negative. But at the same time, drugs that had been expected to be highest are being rapidly replaced because of their poor efficacy. For example, previously President Donald Trump has pushed for hydroxychloroquine, a drug to fight malaria. Because of its toxicity and less significant effect, it has been quickly abandoned by doctors.

Dr. Zhang’s comments:

So to protect the endothelial cells of the blood vessels and stop the development of the Defused intravascular coagulation (DIC) is very important. In conventional medicine it uses anti-inflammation and blood thinning drugs. In our Chinese herbal protocols, we can use Allicin Capsule and Circulation P Capsule to protect the endothelial cells of the blood vessels and stop the DIC.