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Healing ourselves of the Flu epidemic

The flu season is amongst us. The media reports hit on increasing hospitalizations and nation-wide death tolls, 59 of those being pediatric. However, only 23.3% of those hospitalized are positive for the flu.7 So why the hysteria? In the times of mass hysteria, informing yourself is key. Peter Doshi, a researcher whose graduate thesis from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine focused on the politics of influenza policies, wrote in the British Medical Journal: “If CDC (Center for Disease Control) viral surveillance data is correct, then in recent years true influenza viruses have only caused an average of 12 percent of influenza-like illness.” 1

Specimens

Week 5

No of specimens tested

10132

No. of positive specimens (%)

2,362 (23.3%)

Positive specimens by type/subtyp...

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Wart Care

WARTS:

Warts are a common contagious skin condition, a benign skin tumor, caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus can cause warts anywhere on the body and the most common are known as: common warts, flat warts, contagious warts, plantar warts and, venereal warts. In classic Chinese literature they are known as “one thousand day sores” (qian ri you).

Diagnosis:

Liver blood dryness, (wind or toxic pathogen attacks) or Kidney essence/Qi deficiency, with Phlegm and Blood deficiency.

Etiology:

  • Worry and depression injures Liver. Liver deficiency and blood dryness fail to nourish tendons. Wind evil enters in skin and muscle and give rise to warts.
  • Local trauma allows virus to invade the body when the immune system is deficient...
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