Secrets of Korean Medicine, Part 11: Let the ‘Doctor Within’ Treat Pulmonary Fibrosis
Early last year, a renowned scientist from China visited me with a look of great happiness on his face. He told me that his doctor had been marveling at a CT scan showing marked improvement in his pulmonary fibrosis after eight months of pulmonary cleansing therapy.
Recently, a 94-year-old gentlemen with skin as clear as a young man’s and excellent hearing and vision, visited my hospital to thank me for having liberated him from the pains he had been suffering all his life. After having undergone 21 months of pulmonary cleansing therapy, his lifelong phlegmy cough and itchiness had disappeared.
Several years ago, a former university professor over the age of 70 informed me of his amazement at the disappearance of his pulmonary fibrosis. He told me that in addition to finding it easier and more comfortable to breathe, his skin had improved, and his height had even increased as a result of pulmonary cleansing therapy.
As mentioned previously in this series, modern medical science considers conditions like pulmonary emphysema (breakdown of air sacs in the lungs), bronchiectasis (damage to the airways), and pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of deep lung tissue), as incurable, and the medical approach focuses on prevention of the conditions or preventing further aggravation of symptoms.
However, the drugs prescribed in Western medicine, such as corticosteroids and immunomodulators, can have extensive side effects, including degradation of the immune system.
In this article, I will explain how pulmonary fibrosis can be treated with herbal medicine.
Restoring Hardened Lungs
Pulmonary fibrosis is the hardening or scarring of tissues deep in the lungs. Most cases are idiopathic, meaning there is no known cause. When it’s severe, death can result from failure of the lungs to absorb enough oxygen.
The most common early symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis are similar to other pulmonary diseases and include a dry cough and difficulty breathing. As the disease progresses, difficulty breathing becomes severe. The condition progresses at markedly different rates in different individuals. Some have symptoms that aggravate very quickly while others progress slowly over several years.
Mr. Yoon Young-sik, 59, owns a fur-restoration business, which he runs out of his semi-basement workroom. Three years ago, he caught a severe cold due to a heavy workload that forced him to repeatedly work late into the night. Because he has to generate the majority of his income during the winter months, he felt he could not afford to stop working or take the time to go to the hospital and instead continued to work nonstop.
Finally, he began coughing up so much phlegm that it was difficult for him to breathe, and he realized he could not postpone medical treatment any longer. After diagnosing him with pneumonia, a doctor recommended hospitalization. After 15 days of hospital treatment, he was well enough to resume work and believed he was fully cured. Within a month, however, his pneumonia recurred, and upon further examination, he received the diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis.
After this, he made regular visits to a university hospital and continuously took the drugs that were prescribed to him. However, after a year of treatment, his pulmonary fibrosis had worsened, and so out of desperation, he set about researching and read an extensive range of literature on respiratory diseases. But after all his research, he was only able to confirm that modern medical science does not have a definitive treatment for pulmonary fibrosis.
Mr. Yoon’s case was an example of a common pattern with pulmonary fibrosis, which is that the initial symptoms appear trivial, like those of a common cold or pneumonia, thereby causing patients and medical practitioners to leave them unattended.
Pulmonary fibrosis starts with alveolitis, which is inflammation in the alveoli, the air sacs in the lungs where oxygen meets our blood and carbon dioxide leaves it. As pulmonary fibrosis progresses, the alveoli are destroyed, leaving scars that become hard.
When lung tissue becomes hard, it narrows the arteries that connect the lungs and heart, making the right ventricle of the heart, which is the ventricle that sends blood to the lungs, work harder. This is called pulmonary hypertension and can lead to cardiac failure if not treated.
Awakening the ‘Doctor Within’
Through my research over the last 40 years, I have come to the firm belief that the lungs are the most important organ in the body. With the herbal medicine I developed, I have treated more than 10,000 patients with pulmonary fibrosis by cleansing the lungs.
This cleansing improves the health of tonsils, allowing them to produce lymphocytes, which are key immune cells. When the health of the lungs improves, the condition of the heart, which is closely connected to the lungs in Oriental medicine, also improves.
The improvement of pulmonary function also leads to better health of the kidneys, which are subsidiary organs of the lungs in Oriental medicine. The improvement of the lungs, heart, and kidneys restores the resilience of blood vessels, which helps control blood pressure and restore hardened pulmonary tissues.
After various Western medical treatments failed to help him, Mr. Yoon came to me and underwent pulmonary cleansing therapy. Shortly after he started, amazing changes began to take place. His phlegmy cough and blocked nasal cavities that had been constant throughout the year completely disappeared within 20 days.
The sound of his breathing became quieter and he said he felt like he was “living in a completely different world.” In addition, the sinusitis that had manifested along with his pulmonary fibrosis disappeared.
After about three months of treatment, the shortness of breath that had prevented him from walking any meaningful distance or talking for prolonged periods was markedly alleviated. He was able to easily walk on flat ground and even climb hills for 20 to 30 minutes..
After five months, he was able to climb relatively steep mountains three to four times a week for about 40 minutes.
The symptoms then improved to the extent that he could climb the mountains behind his house for one to two hours every day. Not long ago, he took a pulmonary CT scan and an X-ray for the first time in two years and found that his pulmonary fibrosis had greatly improved.
His face lit up when he told me that customers who visit his shop tell him his voice has gotten better and that his skin has become noticeably clearer. His blood pressure has also become normal after having been slightly high, another side effect of pulmonary cleansing therapy.
Mr. Yoon’s case is an example of what can happen with pulmonary cleansing therapy. After about 18 months, pulmonary fibrosis can be cured, and approximately 50 percent of the damaged alveoli can be regenerated, opening the path to longevity and good health.
Just imagine the 94-year-old gentleman, who will shortly become 100, visiting my hospital with a youthful-looking appearance and vigorously shaking hands with me with a bright smile after having thoroughly cleaned his lungs.
I hope the examples above will help you rid yourself of the belief that pulmonary fibrosis is incurable. It is possible to effectively treat it due to the outstanding innate “doctors” within the body, namely, our body’s immunity and natural healing power.
If you are unaware of the principle of treating pulmonary fibrosis by cleansing the lungs, all the efforts you put in to healing your condition would be like following a mirage in a desert. However, if you are aware of the principle, it is possible to find the oasis by following the directions provided by the right “navigation service.”
Healthy tonsils in our body are this navigation service for treating pulmonary diseases. I can confidently ask all the pulmonary fibrosis patients in the world to alter their thoughts and have hope because pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that the “doctor within” can effectively heal.
Dr. Seo Hyo-seok is the director of the Pyunkang Korean Medicine Hospital, which has seven branches in South Korea, one at Stanton University in California, and one in Atlanta. Dr. Seo entered Kyung Hee University in Korea at the top of his class and after years of research developed the Pyunkang-Hwan herbal formula, which improves immunity by strengthening lung function. It has helped cure over 155,000 patients of various conditions.
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