Hey everyone. I know Jennifer that what this woman has said is not altogether
incorrect. Medicines that were being imported from China had cement, paint toxins in them. I am a nurse and I have been into herbs for over 30 years. I have severe Hypertension and alas I needed something. So i can't entirely discount pharmaceuticals because i know they have saved lives for the short-trm. therein lies the problem. western medicine prescribes these medicines for the long tem. Now they become poisons.
However I recently started going to an accupuncturist about 6 months ago to see if I can get relief. well the accupuncture did not seem to help and I was put on a herbal prep of Traditional Chinese medicine and it took 2 weeks or so before I started seeing results. I was consistently staying in 130's/80's then yesterday for some reason it was 154/116. so he decided to try another energy path and my BP is worse than ever. It was in 170's/110 all day and this morning was in 180/100's. Perhaps this is a Herzheimer-like effect(http://www.healself.org/detox.html
), although this is not an illness caused by microbes or was it? I say when I developed high bloodpressure,it was after a 3 day illness with a fever of 103F and flu-like sx in 1997. I have not found a medicine that would effectively lower it. Garlic ,valerian all temporarily lower it. My sister mentioned something yesterdy that she read amalgam fillings contain mercury and can raise blood pressure. Ihave plenty of those. I guess I'll make some tabouli with cilantro instead of regular parsley, as cilantro is purported to rid the body of heavy metals. See article: http://www.hallvtox.dircon.co.uk/amalgam.html
So if any of you have some suggestions, would welcome.