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Modern Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Diabetes Mellitus 

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Diabetes - Herbal Medicine Treatment

While acupuncture is a distinctive feature of traditional Chinese medicine, China's herbal medicine has many parallels to, and is a part of the general quest for effective medicines to treat illness. Chinese ancestors recognized their dependence upon nature in both health and sickness. Led by instinct, taste and experience, they used plants, animal parts and minerals that did not belong to their usual diet. Until well into the 20th century, much of the pharmacopoeia of scientific medicine was derived from just this type of herbal lore. Today in the United States, about one quarter of the prescriptions dispensed by pharmacies contain at least one active ingredient derived from plant material.

The 20th century has also seen a revival of more natural medicine as an outcome of increasing disenchantment with conventional medicine. By utilizing natural substances together in their whole form in accurate formulations, effectiveness will be maximized and side effects minimized. This is contrary to conventional medicine that extracts or synthesizes active chemicals that often, over time, produce drastic side effects due to their partiality.

Yu Xiao San 8805

Designed to restore pancreatic function and to proliferate insulin beta cells, Yu Xiao San has been shown to gradually and effectively lower blood-sugar levels and increase insulin secretion. In addition it has been shown to regulate carbohydrate metabolism, improve blood circulation, lower blood cholesterol and increase immune response. The main herb components are Ramulus Euonymi Alatae, Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii Lappae), Wei Ling Xian (Radix Clemetidis Chinensis), Di Gu Pi (Cortex Lycii Chinensis Radicis), E Zhu (Rhizoma Curcumae Zedoariae), Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi Grandiflori), Li Zhi He (Semen Litchi Chinensis) and Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng). This patent is currently also being produced in the US and marketed as a health food. (see Appendix-Clinical Research).

Clinical Report

From Feb. 1992 to Oct. 1992, 10,618 cases were selected based upon the diagnostic criteria established for diabetes mellitus by the World Health Organization. The patients were drawn for clinical assessment from the China Beijing Chao Yang District Red Cross Hospital and from 48 comparable hospitals nationwide.
Treatment Criteria and Result

Clinical Recovery: The preferred criterion: FPG (Fasting Plasma Glucose) <6.1 mmol/L (110 mg/dl), HbA1c <6.8%; symptoms and complications recovery; discontinuing medication after 3 months or more.

Prominent Effect: FPG <7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dl), HbA1c <8%; symptoms improved and complications reduced.

Effective: FPG reduced 3.33 mmol/L (60 mg/dl), HbA1c <9%.

Ineffective: No evidence of symptom improvement and reduction of criteria established for diabetes mellitus.

Results

After 4 months of treatment and monitoring, of patients with Type 1 diabetes, 84 (6.80%) demonstrated clinical recovery, 106 (8.58%) prominent effect, 144 (11.65%) some effect, and 902 (72.98%) no effect. Over the same period, 1794 (19.12%) patients with Type 2 diabetes demonstrated clinical recovery, 2346 (25.01%) prominent effect, 3835 (40.88%) some effect, and 1407 (15.00%) no effect. Overall totals were 1,878 (17.69%), 2,452 (23.09%), 3,979 (37.47%) and 2,309 (21.75%) respectively.

Two Case Reports

Mrs. W.
Age: 56; height: 5'6"; weight: 150 lbs.
1990.5: Tested blood glucose at 200mg/dl, diagnosed as Diabetes II, took oral hypoglycaemics two tablets twice a day.
1994.9.10: Began treatment with Yu Xiao San 8805 two tablets four times a day, and continued oral hypoglycaemics.
1994.9.25: FPG level at 140-160mg/dl.
1994.10.12: FPG was 112-140/dl. Reduced oral hypoglycaemics to one tablet.
1994.11.12: Stopped oral hypoglycaemics. Fasting blood glucose was 93-136mg/dl.
1994.12.12: FPG was 90-128mg/dl. Continued Yu Xiao San for three months for consolidation.
Up to 1995.8: Monthly monitored blood glucose level 100-110mg/dl.

Mr. G.
Age: 44; height: 5'7"; weight: 152 lbs.
1990.6: Rapid weight loss, tested blood glucose at 405mg/dl, diagnosed as Diabetes I, hospitalised on insulin injection, 20 units once a day.
1992.8.20: FPG was 117mg/dl. Started Yu Xiao San 8805 two tablets four times a day and continued injection.
1992.9.5: FPG 115-120mg/dl.
1992.10.5: FPG 105-109mg/dl, lower blood sugar reaction. Reduced insulin 4 units.
1992.10.29: FPG 90-111mg/dl. Reduced insulin 4 units.
1992.11.20: FPG 95-115mg/dl. Reduced insulin 2 units.
1993.1.15: FPG 90-120mg/dl. Stopped injection and continued Yu Xiao San 8805 two tablets four times a day for three month consolidation.
Up to 1995.8: Maintained blood glucose level 90-140mg/dl after discontinuance of any medication.

Yu Xiao San 8805 was developed by Dr. Lianjin Chong, Director of The Red Cross Hospital in Beijing, as a herbal product to restore pancreatic function and to increase insulin beta cells. It has undergone experimental tests both in China and the United States with good results and has been used by diabetics in over fifty countries worldwide. No adverse or allergic reactions have been reported from its use nor has damage to the liver, kidney or any other organs. It is currently used by the Asian Diabetes Association, Red Cross Hospital in Beijing and several State Hospitals in China as a medical treatment for Type II Diabetes. For a more complete description of Yu Xiao San together with numerous other case reports refer to http://www.cljhealth.com
 

 
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