Fours days ago, I had my second bone marrow stem cell injection for advanced arthritis in the hip joints. I am in Florida where I got the injection from Dr. Alan Lazar the only orthopedic surgeon in the country now doing such experimental injections in his office. My first such injection from him a year ago was in a nearby clinic under anesthesia. Needless to say Tuesday’s injection was faster, easier and less expensive. Dr. Lazar has thirty years experience in treating athletes of all ages, elderly and injured patients with chronic and acute pain. I have total confidence in him. My hip joints feel better! Such treatments are not done in New York, but this is Florida where medical treatments are more open. I am lucky. The area near my sacrum from where he got the stem cells by puncturing my bone, feels a little sore. I stopped taking the painkiller the second day after the treatment because it jammed my digestion. I am comfortable enough and am resting. However, Chinese energetically speaking, I know the treatment is like a deep wound that affects my nerves and heart. Two days after the treatment, my heart felt heavy and painful and I started taking Dan Shen pills to strengthen the heart muscle, which removes the pain. Everyone has different reactions to strong surgical treatments. Doctors and patients should know about dan shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) especially useful for patients over 40 or those with heart conditions, abnormal blood pressure, cholesterol problems, and for people who live under stress.
Here is general information about dan shen.
I know friends who use Dan Shen wan (pills) daily for chest discomforts. It is helpful for reducing harmful cholesterol and for protecting the heart muscle. It helps the liver to produce bile as well which enhances digestion.
The main use of the herbal remedies made from the dan shen is in the role of a tonic for the heart in affected patients. The herbal remedy ensures the cardiac muscles maintain a regular rhythm and also tones and strengthens the heart at the same time – helping it maintain a steady and regular beat. The remedy is also helpful and beneficial to the overall functioning of the other organs within the body of patients such as the liver where it helps stimulates the secretion of bile and aids in hepatic function. The functioning of the thyroid gland is also believed to be helped and benefited by the dan shen, the remedy is believed to stimulate and promote the secretion from the gland, supporting the over all functioning of the thyroid in the body. That makes dan shen especially helpful for overweight people or those of us who sit at a computer most of the day.
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