Traditional Chinese Medicine for AIDS: The Choice of Humanized Therapy
December 1st is World AIDS Day. It is reported that more than 30,000 people have been infected with HIV in Sichuan, and there is a trend of spread from high-risk groups to the general population.
This is a grim reality.
Faced with such a large AIDS population, treatment will inevitably increase the burden on the government. So is there a safe, effective and cheap way?
After years of exploration, 14 provinces including Henan in the western northwest have begun to try to treat cancer with Chinese medicine.
Faced with such a severe condition, has Sichuan launched a new treatment of Chinese medicine?
Therefore, we interviewed Zhang Yi, deputy dean of Sichuan Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, leader of the Sichuan expert group of Chinese medicine cancer experts, and Sichuan famous Chinese medicine expert who enjoyed special allowances from the State Council.
”Cocktail therapy” is still the mainstream of AIDS treatment. In the face of questions from reporters, Dean Zhang first introduced to us that from the discovery of AIDS to today, modern medicine has matured in AIDS treatment.
Our perfect “Cocktail Therapy” is currently the most effective way to treat AIDS. This therapy is indeed effective in controlling HIV.
However, there are also its disadvantages.
First, patients are required to have a strong “adherence” to their medication.
In other words, there are strict requirements on the time and amount of medication, and the time of the two medications must be the same, and even if there is a deviation, they cannot be separated too much.
In fact, some patients may experience side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, skin irritation and even liver damage, before the start of cocktail treatment.
Third, cocktail therapy can inhibit cancer cell virus replication in patients, but some patients do not achieve ideal immune reconstruction after medication.
Some may have complications such as metabolic disorders in adults.
Moreover, the alternative to cocktail therapy is that the patient must have a CD4 (T lymphocyte) of less than 350 or a viral load of more than 100,000.
Patients with CD4 above 350 or viral load below 100,000 are not currently the indications for cocktail therapy.
So, is there any treatment for patients at this stage?
Dean Zhang said, in fact, patients at this stage can completely delay the disease by using traditional Chinese medicine.
TCM treats the development of acute illness without disease. Dean Zhang continued to say that AIDS can be divided into four phases: acute infection phase, asymptomatic phase, AIDS phase and advanced AIDS phase.
CD4 is above 350 in asymptomatic patients.
According to the treatment plan of western medicine, patients at this stage do not need treatment. The duration of this stage is theoretically 8 to 12 years.Chinese medicine can fully play its role in the asymptomatic phase of AIDS, highlight the advantages of being good at curing disease, and try to control it before the onset of AIDS.
After demonstration by TCM experts, TCM can be used to delay the attack at this stage.
For patients at this stage, to extend their incubation period, it is best to improve their immunity.
At this stage, the patient’s immunity has not been completely destroyed and can be rebuilt.
Chinese medicine believes that the main manifestations of patients at this stage are Qi deficiency and Qi deficiency.
In view of this situation, the method of righting treatment is adopted.
If the patient has a deficiency of qi alone, the ganoderma and ginseng can be ground into a fine powder and taken in proportion to 80% of ganoderma and 20% of ginseng.
Take 10 grams a day, divided into two servings after breakfast and dinner.
For patients with deficiency of qi and yin, Ganoderma lucidum and American ginseng are used at the ratio of 6 grams a day, divided into two portions.
In the third case, if the patient’s deficiency syndrome is more serious, the patient’s financial conditions are better.
You can take Cordyceps, 6 grams a day.
In the first case, under the guidance of a doctor, the traditional Chinese medicine Astragalus injection is infused regularly, and the infusion is stopped for 7 days and then for another 7 days.
It is used once in the first half and the second half of each year.
Check CD4 every six months during the above method.
Of course, there are many tonics in proprietary Chinese medicines. It is possible to choose some other tonics according to the type of “virtual” under the guidance of a doctor.
It should be noted here that although patients with CD4 above 350 are currently not the option of western medicine treatment, if the patient’s viral load is more than 100,000, then it is best to use western medicine treatment, because the efficacy of western medicine on virus suppressiondefinitely.
Cooperating with western medicine and anti-viral medicine for the acute infection period of AIDS, since patients in this period are mainly fever, sore throat, skin manifestations, and lymphadenopathy, it is easy to be ignored by patients or doctors as upper respiratory infection.
The third stage of AIDS is the onset period. At this time, the CD4 is below 200, and the patient will have a variety of opportunistic infections.Cocktail therapy should be used.
Patients at this stage will develop various infections and recurrent skin diseases.
Can cooperate with traditional Chinese medicine treatment.
Western medicine is antiviral, and Chinese medicine treats opportunistic infections.
At the same time, Chinese medicine has also shown a good tendency to counteract the abnormalities of patients caused by taking western medicine.
If some patients are unwilling to take western medicine during this period, of course, they can only be treated with Chinese medicine alone.
The fourth stage is the advanced stage of AIDS. The patients in this stage have CD4 below 50, and various opportunistic infections are very heavy. Generally, they must be hospitalized, mainly Western medicine.