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The Office: Arthritis

  • Bob’s theory: Arthritis is not autoimmune problem, but a bacterial infection.
    • His evidence: Tetracycline works better than any immune drug currently being used, as do antibacterial herbs.  
  • Pulse
    • Left Yang Wei Pulse
    • If Yang Wei is pounding and the hand is warm.
      • If the rest of the pulses are deep and pounding this indicates a systemic inflammatory condition
      • Patient may not be aware of condition
        • RA factor and sed rate testing only detects condition when it has developed or is very close to developing.
    • Herbs
      • Sheng Di Huang – 30
      • Xuan Shen – 10
      • Herbal ABX or Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin – 20
      • 3 Yellows
        • Liu Zhu Huang
        • Huang Jin Gui
        • Mo Gu Xiao
      • Astringents – 20
      • Can also use cooling blood movers
        • Chi Shao
        • Yu Jin
        • Dang Gui Nian Tong Tang
    • Herbs that don’t work as well
      • Ru Xiang
      • Mo Yao
      • Yan Hu Suo
      • Chuan Lian Zi

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