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Case Report: P97 Yunnan Paiyao - The following summary of some recent research with P97 Yunnan Paiyao was taken from an article published in the December 30, 1985 issue of the Hong Kong newspaper, South China Post. Dr. James Ma, an organic chemist who specializes in spectroscopy, from the Chemistry Department at Chinese University, Hong Kong, currently conducting research into the components of Yunnan Paiyao. He reports there are 21 components and 4 of these are classified as being active in stopping bleeding. Both in vitro and in vivo studies have been carried out regarding the clotting time for blood when Yunnan Paiyao was used. The clotting time for human blood in a test tube was observed to be reduced by 33 %. In animals studies where actual body bleeding rate was examined, it was cut by 54%. 

Notes: During the Vietnam war P97 Yunnan Paiyao was often discovered in a tiny bottle on the bodies of Vietcong soldiers. Wounded soldiers sprinkled it on their injuries to halt severe bleeding while waiting for emergency medical treatment. 

Note: Dr. Ma states that the herb has a quite different mechanism from anything which is found in Western medicine. He has sent the pure compound to an authority in Sweden who has suggested that it could possibly have anti-cancer properties. Some Chinese medical authorities have also suggested that P97 Yunnan Paiyao could be useful in the treatment of leukemia. 

Notes: P161 Wuji Bai feng Wan- It's used in China to treat gynecological disorders; many women have good results with this formula. Some patients may experience a heavier flow (but less, or no menstrual pain). The Patent Medicine P97 Yunnan Paiyao, may be used at the time of the heavier flow, to help reduce it. The dose is 2 capsules of Yunnan Paiyao, every 4 to 6 hours during the time of the heavier flow. This will also help to relieve any menstrual pain that may be present. 

Case Report: A 55 year old man who had had diabetes for several years (non-insulin dependent) had suffered a stroke producing a left-sided paralysis. After 6 months, he was able to return to work as a late night radio host. He found drinking 1 vial of P143 Ginseng Royal Jelly before working enabled him to work from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. without being so tired. It did not affect his diabetes in any adverse way, even though it contains honey. It can cause a decrease in glycosuria, and a reduction in blood glucose by 40-50mg% in mild cases of diabetes (Bensky & Gamble, 1986, p. 453). 

Case Report: A 56 year old woman who had had diabetes for several years was using Diabinese to control the blood glucose; the lowest level was 178. After using Active Herbal, P188 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan and P134 Shu Kan Wan twice a day for one week, the blood glucose level dropped to 129. She continues to use both the Diabinese and the herbs, and reports having more energy and generally feeling better. P143 Ginseng Royal Jelly can cause a decrease in glycosuria, and a reduction in blood glucose by 40-50% in mild cases of diabetes (Bensky & Gamble, 1986, p453). 

Case Report: A study was reported in China in 1974, where 103 cases with gastrotosis were treated with P140 Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (pill form available only). The diagnosis of gastroptosis was made with arium-swallow X-ray. The herbal formula was administered in the herbal tea form, not the pill form. Prior to treatment, these patients had symptoms such as nausea, poor appetite, stomach ache, and constipation. After treatment, 54 cases recovered, 25 cases had obvious improvement, and 22 cases had some improvement. Twenty-one of the 54 cases with recovery were followed up for two years. None of these cases had recurrence of the gastroptosis. Source: Xin Yi Yao Xue Za Zhi, (The New Medicine Journal), No. 11, 1974.

 Notes: A study was reported in China in 1960, where 23 cases of uterine prolapse were treated with P140 Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (pill form available only). The herbal formula was administered in the herbal tea form, not the pill form. Prior to treatment, these patients had symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, low-back pain, sensation of the pulling-down in the lower abdomen; Thin and Empty Pulse. The patients took the herbal tea every day for two weeks. Two patients did not complete the first two-week course. Of the remaining 21 cases, 76.2% recovered; 6.5% improved; and 14.3% showed no response. Tian Jin Yi Yao Za Zhi, (Tianjin Medical Journal), January, 1980. 

Notes: Research in China has shown that P188 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan will improve kidney function; it was studied in a group of patients in their 20's who had glomerulonephritis due to tonsillitis. Research in China has also observed this to decrease the number of fatalities in cases with kidney infections. 

Notes: P188 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan use it to inhibit abnormal cell growth in the esophagus (Epitheliosis, where cells may become potential cancer cells). Research in China with 46 cases showed 41/46 to improve; 4 cases to remain stable and only 1 case to develop esophageal cancer. Source: Xin Yi Yao Xue Za Zhi, Issue No.7, 1977 

Case Report: In 1988, MN had the opportunity to work with a family from Long Island who had a 6 year old boy with cerebral palsy. They came to Boston for a few acupuncture treatments with a low energy laser. The laser treatments were used to temporarily release the involuntary muscle spasms which caused the boy's arms and legs to contract up into the midline position. During this visit they were told about the use of P188 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan with children who experience the "Five Delays." This boy, at age six, was still experiencing all of these "Delays," and was unable to sit up by himself, walk or talk, and was very small for his age. After a week, the family returned to Long Island and began to use the P188 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan. Six weeks later, the mother telephoned MN to tell her that her son was beginning to vocalize more, and had said a few short phrases during a speech therapy session; something he had never previously been able to do. She also reported that her son was "filling out ang getting bigger." He had grown a few inches over the Summer; he was taking P188 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan during the last half of the Summer. She gave him 1 small pill, 3 times a day for 6 weeks. As of 1989, she continues the herbs, plus laser-acupuncture and acupuncture treatments with continued improvements. 

Case history: In 1989, MN used P188 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan with a 68 year old stroke patient who was diabetic (non-insulin dependent). The frequent urination at night was decrease from 3 times per night to only once per night after 2 weeks. He also had a history of renal insufficiency and glomerulonephritis. 

Notes: There is a story related to the discovery of the Kidney Tonic function of the herb, P156 Shou Wu Pian (He Shou Wu). At least 1000 years ago, an elderly man, Mr. He, could no longer farm and there was no food during a famine. He had to go into the mountains to search for food. After several months, when he returned to the village, the villagers observed many changes in Mr. He from the time when he left to search for food. For example, his gray hair had turned to black and he appeared much younger. The villagers asked him how these changes had taken place. He told them that he had survived by eating the root (Shou Wu ). The villagers concluded that Shou Wu had a Tonic function for the Kidney and they named the herb, "He Shou Wu," in honor of Mr. He. 

Notes: P156 Shou Wu Pian use as a secondary medicine in cases with atherosclerosis who have def. kidney yin. After several months of use, this medicine will help to reduce the high cholesterol levels. (Bensky and Gamble, 1986, p. 473.) 

Notes: P156 Shou Wu Pian use to treat skin allergy -e.g. wind rash from def. blood which has caused internal wind. In China, research has suggested that this herbal medicine may have some "Cortisone-like" effect in reducing inflammation. 

Case report: An acupuncturist in Boston successfully used P214 Healthy Brain Pills with an obese teenager girl who had an eating disorder. This helped the patient to change her attitude regarding her excessive eating. 

Note: P23 Ping Chuan Pill, the manufacturer has written in the flier that in their clinical experience, a single bottle can produce noticeable effects for a "general case;' three bottles can soothe cough and shortness of breath for patients suffering from prolonged chronic bronchitis. For chronic cases with asthma or with pulmonary emphysema, 3 to 4 courses of treatment (40 days a course) in succession will end the cough with sputum and shortness of breath. 

Notes: P71 Fengshi Hsiao Tungwan has been tested in laboratory research with animals, which demonstrated that it has an effect in decreasing inflammation in cases of arthritis. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Chinese Pharmacological Association, 1963, 328-329 

Case history: MN was treating a 35 year old woman in Boston for chronic migraine headaches using Tian Ma Wan. The patient also had a on year history of TMJ pain on the same side as the migraine headaches.  After using the P79 Tian Ma Wan for a weeks, the migraine headaches were reduced as well as the TMJ pain. The patient continued to use P79 Tian Ma Wan for a few months to help prevent the return of the headaches and the TMJ pain. 

Case history: MN was treating a 39 year old woman in Boston with hypersomnia, Raynaud's and amenorrhea using combination of Patent Medicines, including P79 Tian Ma Wan, P199 Jen Shen Lu Yung Wan, ( because there were signs of Cold, and Def. Kidney Yang); and P161 Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan, (because the period was originally an 8 week cycle). After two months, the sleep episodes were less severe; after several months, the period was regulated to 6 weeks, then 4 weeks; the Raynaud's was also less severe. 

Notes: P51 Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan, this a well known medicine in China and it is considered to be a good medicine. It is frequently used in China; therefore, frequently sold out and difficult to get. While MN was observing stroke cases in hospitals in Shanghai and Beijing in 1985, she asked about the use of this and was told several times, "We would have used this, but it was not available." 

Notes: MN's observation on the use of this with a few stroke cases in Boston indicated good results in calming the agitated stroke patient (Excess Liver Yang type). The family members were very grateful for having P51 Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan available for the patient, after having returned home from the hospital. One case had good results with taking only one half pill, only in the morning ( the formula is relatively expensive). He took this starting at 3 months after stroke onset for a month, and then again at 11 months after stroke onset. There were no negative side effects from P51 Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan, no drowsiness, etc.; the patient and family members were especially pleased about this. 

Notes: In China, P41 LU Shen Wan six "spirits" this formula is commonly used; it is very effective in treating serious sore throat, etc. The formula is relatively expensive. It is not the 'first choice" formula for treating the average sore throat, rather it is often used in more serious cases of sore throat when the "first choice" was not effective. P46.100, Niu Huang Jie Du Pian is often used as a "first choice." The contents in this formula are all unusual medicines, hence the name, six "spirits." 

Notes: Pharmacology research in China has observed P36 Chuan Xin Lian, this herbal formula to inhibit Bacillus dysentery and viruses. It has also been observed to inhibit growth of Stretococcus, Staphylococcus, and Diplococcus bactaeria (present in pneumonia). 

Notes: P129 Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan, maybe used to help prevent gastritis which sometimes occurs when using pain relieving medication containing Ibuprofen. For example, Ibuprofen is often used to help relieve menstrual cramps or headache, but some persons experience abdominal discomfort, and need to take the medication with food. If the person takes 8 pills of P129 Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan at the same time as the Ibuprofen, the abdominal discomfort maybe diminished or may not occur at all. 

Notes: P123 Xiao Yao Wan, Clinical research in China in 1960 with 253 cases of chronic hepatitis, with symptoms such as distending pain in the hypochondrium, swelling in the liver and/ or spleen, fatigue, vertigo, insomnia, nightmares, palpitations, shortness of breath, irregular bowel movements, lumbago, low grade fever; showed that the liver test returned to normal in 36 cases and improved in 139 cases. The overall "effective rate" was 68.8% Guang Dong Zhong Yi, ( Traditional Chinese Medicine Journal), Canton Province, 1960, No. 8. 

Case report: A six year old boy was hyperactive in the classroom and at home. An acupuncturist advised his mother to give him 4 pills of P123 Xiao Yao Wan, 2 times a day. Within 2 days, the teacher noticed his behavior at school was much improved. The mother also felt that there was improvement at home. 

Notes: Laboratory research in China has shown that P100 Dan Shen Pian, this medicine is able to improve the muscle contractions of the heart and distend the coronary arteries. Thus, the blood supply to the heart is increased and the heart rate is decreased. The cardiac function is thus improved. 

Case report: Clinical research in China has observed that 80% of cases with heart disease who took P100 Dan Shen Pian, this medicine for one month had remission of symptoms such as chest fullness and angina. The EKG was improved in 30-50% of the cases who took this medicine for one month. The EKG was improved in a higher percentage after taking the medicine for one year. 

Notes: P116 Zheng Gu Shui, maybe helpful for some persons who complain of "aching feet" after standing or walking for long periods of time. Using a cotton ball soaked with P116 Zheng Gu Shui, liberally apply the solution to the bottom of the feet. Allow the area to dry before putting on socks or stockings. Do this before standing or walking for a long period of time. It is sometimes helpful in preventing some of the foot pain which may develop from standing or walking for prolonged periods. 

History case: P103 Maodungching, use to treat coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, and other related symptoms associated with coronary artery disease such as headache, dizziness, and limb numbness. It is used to improve the heart function; most patients will notice a positive effect within 1 month; 1 to 3 months is considered one course of treatment. (Observation of 103 cases of the treatment of coronary artery cardiac disease with P103 Maodungching. Xin Yi Xue, (New Medicine Journal), Vol 5, pp. 12-16, 1972. Zhongshan Medical College, Department of Internal Medicine, Second Teaching Hospital.) 

Notes: P103 Maodungching use to treat Buerger's disease (thromboangitis obliterans; intravascular clot formation, with inflammation of the vessel wall). The clinical results are better if the patient has local or general heat signs including swollen, red painful local symptoms or general heat syndrome with feelings of warmth, thirst, constipation, a yellow tongue coat, and a rapid pulse. 

History case: P103 Maodungching use to treat patients with a history of transient ischemic attacks and arteriosclerosis. Clinical reports show that this medicine will improve the blood supply to the brain. It is often combined with herbal tea formulas which are designed to improve blood circulation. (Xin Yi Yao Tong Xun, (New Medicine Report, Vol. 2, p. 37, 1972.) 

Case report: P147 Dang Gui Su, Laboratory research in China has observed this to gradually increase the red blood cell count.); coronary heart disease (Laboratory research in China has observed this to gradually increase the blood supply to the heart.) 

Notes: P191 Yu Chuan Wan, In the Chinese Journal of Patent Medicines, (Zhong Cheng Yao Yen Jiou), 1981, No. 6, a study which used this medicinne with diabetic patients reported that it helped to reduce the glucose levels in the blood and urine. 

Notes: P191 Yu Chuan Wan produced by the Chengdu Medicine Works received a prize in 1981 from the Chinese Government for use of the highest quality herbs.