Immune System Stimulation
Many Coronavirus prevention articles are seen online now, and many of them have good advice you should follow. However, when it comes to taking PREVENTIVE medicine (taking medicine or herbs when you are not sick), I think that is something you should avoid unless you are in an extremely hard-hit area (like New York, presently). The reason is because taking preventative medicine can break other balance in your body, and while you may prevent one problem, you could create other problems in the process.
One natural way to improve your immune system (besides healthy eating and exercise) is with tai chi; another way is through moxibustion. Without medical knowledge or a doctor's diagnosis, the average person would not be able to tell whether or not moxa is suitable for their situation. However, one thing the average person CAN do is to stimulate/massage their Zusanli (足三里) point with a boiled egg.
Location of Zusanli Point: It is located about 4 fingers below the lateral side of the kneecap. You can also run your finger up the outside of the shin until you find a curve (the same area where the fibula bone meets the tibia); then it would be about an index finger’s-width to the outside (see picture for reference). It's a fleshy area, not hard like bone. You may feel a soreness when pressing this point, and that’s okay.
The point of using the boiled egg is because the heat stimulates that acupoint, and that acupoint stimulates your immune system functions. If you break the egg you’re pushing too hard. If you have thin skin, be careful not to burn yourself. Otherwise, this method is simple and safe for everyone to do at home.
Of course, sunshine, fresh air circulation, drinking plenty of hot water, eating a balanced diet, etc. all help boost your immune system as well, and you can find many other articles on those topics. May God bless you all!
When I was in China visiting Dr. Rohrs several years ago, I developed severe diarrhea. She immediately placed me in the emergency area of the hospital but did not admit me for she knew the hospital would quickly run up a costly American bill. Instead she took me home with her each night and brought me back each morning for IV fluids. In the meantime, she treated me with herbs, staying with me all day and evening. After only 5 days I was able to have a somewhat normal bowel movement. I believe she saved my health AND my pocket-book at the same time, and I am ever grateful for her and the herbal cure!
Patient Testimony - Bells Palsy
I became associated with Dr. Rohrs a few years ago. I’d had acupuncture and herbal treatments before while on a cruise and found them to be very beneficial. A Western Medical Professional recommended me. I went through a thorough TCM evaluation and went through a series of acupuncture and herbal treatments. The results were outstanding.
Early this year, I was returning from a Veterans Administration Hospital when I developed severe numbness on my right cheek and could not open my right eye. When I arrived home, I contacted my Ophthalmologist and was immediately seen. The diagnosis was Bells Palsy. The doctor called my family physician and had me come in quickly. My physician confirmed the diagnosis. My physician prescribed standard western medicine. My physician told me that the condition could last from two to six months, and sometimes it could be permanent.
I took the western medicine, but I felt I needed a second evaluation. I contacted Dr. Rohrs for an appointment. I did not tell her what the medical diagnosis was. I arrived at her office, and both Dr. Wan and Dr. Rohrs examined me and informed me that I had a classic case of Bells Palsy. They told me that if I had come in a few days later, treatment would not be successful. They recommended a course of treatment. I consented, and treatment began immediately. Within a month, the after-effects of Bells Palsy were gone. During the procedure, prescribed herbs were administered.
About a week later, while being evaluated by my Endocrinologist he asked if anything had happened since our last visit. I told him that I had suffered from the Bell's Palsy incident. He stopped entering medical information on his laptop and stated, "If you had not just told me, I did not even notice." I then told him about my acupuncture and herbal treatments.
He stated that I had made a remarkable recovery.
I would like to thank Doctors Wan and Rohrs for their professionalism and their Christ-like approach to medicine.
After dealing with a recurring bacterial infection for 2 years that wasn’t going away, I felt hopeless and very concerned about the consequences of continued use of antibiotics. I turned to Dr. Wan who treated me with herbs for 6 months, checking my progress and modifying the formula with each visit. I have been free of infection for 6 months now and am feeling back to normal. I am very grateful for Jane Rohrs and Dr. Wan, not only for their expertise but also for their personalized love and care for me and my situation.
With gratitude, Lynne Kodzis
Patient Testimony - Kidney Disease
I was introduced to Chinese herbal medicine two years ago. At that time my inherited chronic kidney disease took a turn for the worse and my western doctor said I needed to start preparing for dialysis. I have been under care for kidney disease for years, and my disease followed the usual course of getting worse over time. There are no specific treatments for kidney disease so all the western doctors do is monitor the kidney function.
I began treatment with herbs, and have continued during these two years. My kidney function has been monitored as usual. Since I started the treatment my function first actually went up (pretty much unheard of!) and now has been stable for the past 8 months. The herbs are not meant to cure my condition, but in my estimation they have given me a way to stay healthy longer when western doctors had no suggestions at all. As you can imagine, the herbs have made a huge and positive difference in my outlook toward life.
Virginia S. Nicols
Jane Rong Rohrs, L.Ac.
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