Chinese medicine and acupuncture for candida

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    toni8
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    I am looking on another alternative to dealing with candida, maybe a combo of both? I wonderf if anyone has had any experince with that? i know some people in here have had some experience with it. Any insights as to chinese medicine to treat candida?

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    raster
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    I’ve used some chinese medicines and herbs and feel that they are incredibly variable in their effectiveness.

    One I take right now called rehmannia six formula contains rehmannia root, chinese yam, asiatic dogwood fruit, asian water plantain, and poria sclerotium. This is great for your kidneys. I have a frequent urination problem and sometimes need to urinate in my sleep which wakes me up. This stuff totally helps my problem.

    I recently took another one for a cold I had and it seems to work ok (can’t really tell).

    There are so many uses and types of herbs that its likely difficult to find something that you’ll need the most. I’d say general detox, liver, kidney, or anti-oxidant herbs are a good way to go.

    As far as acupuncture, I find it to be quite effective and is a cornerstone of my treatment. You can go in feeling like junk and come out feeling like a million bucks.

    -raster

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    lmm
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    Raster – people ONLY urinate once in the night?! I’m up 3-4 times per night. Think I’d better get some of that tea!

    Len

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    LeilaP
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    I am currently treating Candida with Chinese herbs. I found a Chinese herbalist who gave me mixture of dry herbs which I have to simmer for 30 min twice a day and drink after. The taste and the smell of those herbs are absolutely disgusting, but they have cleared my seborrheic dermatitis in a week time (my main candida symptom). It was a miracle, considering I had it for 5-6 years and nothing ever helped. The herbalist said it might take me few months to drink this “tea” (he makes the mixture stronger every 2 weeks) until all symptoms are gone and then I will have to switch to herbal pills to continue. He’s also mentioned that people with skin problems caused by candida tend to release the toxins through their skin, while herbs are working the way so your body starts getting rid of them through your stool. Which is true, they make you go to toilet quite often. I was told not to take any antifungals as herbs themselves have antifungals properties. Just to mention that I was on a strict forum diet for 4 months, but I didn’t have much progress. I attemted to take antifungals like coconut oil and other many times , but skin on my face flared so badly I couldn’t leave the house for weeks, so I had to stop and just stay on a diet, however my dermatitis has never cleared until I start drinking those brews. I don’t know whether it’s going to work for other people, but i thought I might share my experience. I am still on a diet, but I was advised by the same doctor to start eating fruit with low GI, so far i didnt have any break outs. I still get random itchy spots on my skin now and then, but all my “raw skin” patches and “sand paper” skin have gone. I am taking probiotics + supplement and home made kefir (which I couldn’t tolerate for months due to really bad flare ups). I hope this info was useful. Merry Christmas everyone!

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    M
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    @Leila,

    A friend of mine recently recommended to me to try acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. It sounds like it might be worth a try after all. Do you remember the name of the herbs you’re currently taking?

    #93289

    LeilaP
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    No, I am afraid. He wrote the dosage in Chinese then gave it to his assistant to put the herbs together into separate batches for each day.

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    M
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    So I take it you went to Chinatown in London? Was it expensive?

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