Who here has seen a traditional chinese doctor?
If so how have you found it helpful for your problems/symptoms?
In my personal experience, i have seen probably 3 and all have said the exact same thing regarding my problems! they have been spot on which is pretty amazing.
They first check your tongue and then your pulse in both hands (the doctor will locate three different pulses per arm) from this they know where the imbalances are occuring.
The doctor i saw recently said my kidneys are weak and this is inherited from my mother so i get swelling sometimes of tissues. Also he said my muscle weakness and feeling sore are due to not absorbing food properly even though i eat healthily and exercise it just doesn't go into the muscle.
He could also see my immune system wasnt functioning properly thats why i feel weak, low energy etc. This too is inherited.
I was prescribed two formulas one is called YOU GUI WAN and the other GUI PI WAN.
YOU GUI WAN contains (each pill):
Rehmannia glutinosa root: 38.8mg
Dioscorea opposita rhizome: 28.6mg
Comus officinalis fruit flesh: 28.3mg
Lycium Barbarium fruit: 22.4mg
Eucommia Ulmoides outer bark: 22.4mg
Cuscula hyprophilae seed: 22.4mg
Angelica polymorpha root: 22.9mg
Cinnamomum cassia bark: 14.2mg
GUI PI WAN contains (each pill):
Angelica polymorpha root: 19mg
Codonopsis pilosula root: 10mg
Polygonatum sibirica rhizome: 19mg
Polygata Sibirica root: 19mg
Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome: 19mg
Poria cocos fruit body: 19mg
Zizyphus spinosa seed: 10mg
Astralagus membranaceus root: 10mg
Saussaurea costus root: 5mg
Glycyrrhiza Uralensis root: 5mg
He said to take 10 pills of each twice daily. I also did some acupuncture as well which i have found to be helpful as well as doing regular massages.
One thing im worried about is the possible contamination of heavy metals in these herbal preparations. Does anyone have any knowledge regarding this issue?