Monthly Archives: October 2011

Aloe vera and gangrene

This is a response to the enquiry; “Aloe vera plant treating gangrene” Aloe vera gel, obtained fresh from the plant, works much like vasoline and petroleum jelly and first aid cream. It disinfects, helps close open wounds, smoothes the skin, … Continue reading

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Herp lips Chinese herbs

This is a response to the above enquiry. Herpes labialis, recurrent secondary herpes, is a local reactivation of the virus that produces a cold sore. It is the secondary form of the childhood herpes simplex virus that never leaves the … Continue reading

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Where does a kidney infection hurt?

This is a response to the above enquiry. The kidneys are the two symmetrical organs indicated by the second row (counting from the bottom of the picture) of pointing lines. Kidney pain is usually felt on either side of the … Continue reading

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When speaking, lips go slanting

This is a response to the enquiry: “When speaking lips are going slanting.” “The Broca speech area (Brodmann areas 44, 45) is rostral to the inferior edge of the premotor area on the inferior frontal gyrus. It is usually on … Continue reading

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Chinese medicine for dry tongue and bitter taste

This is a response to the above enquiry. Dry tongue and bitter taste, according to Chinese medicine, indicate liver, kidney, spleen problems. There is a Chinese term called “gan huo” or “liver fire”. Cleanse and detox the liver with He … Continue reading

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When does kidney infection hurt?

This is a response to the above enquiry. There are different types of pain associated with different kidney problems. Kidney infection due to internal inflammation, urinary tract obstruction due to accumulation of urine or uric acid, etc. often produces a … Continue reading

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Scabs and crusts

A truck driver visited me several times before showing me his knee. The knee cap was covered with a very thick crust. The scab was dry on top but there was bleeding underneath. The scab often itched. The truck driver … Continue reading

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