Author

M.M. Van Benschoten
19231 Victory Blvd. Suite 151
Reseda CA 91335

Abstract

Mr. A, a 30 year old graduate student, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia on 11/16/94. Treatments with antithymocyte globulin, cyclosporin, prednisone, TCM formulas, and qigong therapy all failed to reduce need for transfusions. Acupoint diagnostic tests revealed multiple pathogens damaging bone marrow function, including mercury, cadmium, benzopyrene, herpes, coxsackie, influenza, and leukemia viruses. After 18 months of Chinese herbal treatment based on acupoint diagnostics, weekly transfusions are discontinued and all blood values are normal three years later.

At the initial office visit patient was receiving 1 unit packed RBCs and1 unit of platelets every 5-6 days. He had received antithymocyte globulin, cyclosporin, prednisone, TCM herbal formulas, and qigong therapy without benefit. Six mercury bearing silveramalgam fillings had been removed, and a stool test showed candidiasis. Current prescription medications included Diflucan and DHEA.

Acupoint diagnostics involves the detection of shixuan acupoint interference patterns associated with specific pathogenic factors by Omura’s bidigital O-ring test, followed with neutralization by Chinese herbal medicines. Omura’s test can identify acupoints with anatomical resonance to tissue samples, i.e. Gallbladder 31 resonates with hematopoetic tissue, an essential factor in bone marrow disease. Bacterial, viral, fungal, toxic, and heavy metals exposures create infrared light emissions detected by the examiners fingertips which are then neutralized by clinically effective herbal formulas compounded from single ingredients. The test produces weakness in O-ring grip strength when acupoints with pathologic changes are measured. The weak response is reversed or strengthened by samples of herbs that neutralize the pathogenic factors, based on TCM theory and contemporary studies on pharmacology. A plexiglass honeycomb with optical waveguide holds glass vials of herbal extracts during the testing procedure.

Table 1. Pathogens and Shixuan Fingertip Interference Detection

PATHOGEN    FINGERTIPS
bacteria     1T
viral     2T
toxins     3T
degeneration     4T
fungi     34T
dysbiosis     14T
parasites     23T
tissue damage 12
necrosis     23
hemorrhage     34
vitamin     12T
mineral     13T
amino acids     24T
lipids     123T
hormones     234T
neurotransmitters    134T
enzymes     124T
heavy metals, i.e mercury, lead, cadmium = mineral 4C
air pollutants including benzopyrene = toxin 1C
herpes, coxsackie, and leukemia viruses = viral 4C
Key: T = thumb 1 = index 2 = middle 3 = ring 4 = little
C = contact, i.e mineral 4C = index and middle finger touching thumb, little finger touching acupoint

Date of initial visit: 8/10/95
Acupoints: Gallbladder 39 (bone marrow), Lung 7 (cytotoxic T cells), Spleen 6 (Red blood cells), Large Intestine 10 (IgG antibodies), Pericardium 3.5 (Bizhong/platelets), Spleen 1 (spleen), Lung 5 (lung)
DX: mercury deposits in bone marrow, circulating immune complexes to mercury with damage to spleen, lungs, and red blood cells
RX: milletia (ji xue teng), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), angelica sinensis (dang gui), rehmannia cooked (shou di huang), paeony red (chi shao), moutan (mu dan pi), ganoderma (ling zhi), salvia (dan shen), ligustrum (nu zhen zi), morus bark (sang bai pi), codonopsis (dang shen)

Date of visit: 9/19/95, 10/10/95, 11/14/95
DX: mercury levels reduced, same RX continued

Date of visit: 12/22/95
Acupoints: Gallbladder 39, Kidney 27 (DNA)
DX: enzyme damage to bone marrow and DNA
RX: milletia (ji xue teng), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), angelica sinensis (dang gui), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), astragalus (huang qi), cinnamon bark (rou gui), lycium fruit (gou qi zi), ligustrum (nu zhen zi), licorice (gan cao), dioscorea (shan yao), codonopsis (dang shen), schizandra (wu wei zi)

Date of visit: 2/1/96
Acupoints: Gallbladder 39, Lung 7, Spleen 6, Lung 5, Spleen 10 (macrophage)
DX: enzyme damage to bone marrow, autoimmune destruction of red blood cells triggered by bacterial infection in lungs
RX: milletia (ji xue teng), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), angelica sinensis (dang gui), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), astragalus (huang qi), cinnamon bark (rou gui), lycium fruit (gou qi zi), ligustrum (nu zhen zi), licorice (gan cao), dioscorea (shan yao), codonopsis (dang shen), schizandra (wu wei zi), epimedium (yin yang huo), ganoderma (ling zhi), moutan (mu dan pi), scrophularia (yuan shen), lycium bark (di gu pi), gardenia (shan zhi zi)

Date of visit: 2/29/96
Acupoints: Lung 7, Spleen 6, GB 39, Spleen 3, Lung 5, Stomach 12 (lung apex), Spleen 10
DX: autoimmune destruction of red blood cells and bone marrow triggered by bacterial infection in lungs, circulating immune complexes to bacteria causing bone marrow damage, mercury and bacterial infection in lungs
RX: curcuma longa (jiang huang), paeony red (chi shao), lycium bark (di gu pi), houttuynia (yu xing cao), salvia (dan shen), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), phellodendron (huang bai), cinnamon bark (rou gui), angelica sinensis (dang gui), moutan (mu dan pi), ophiopogon (mai men dong), artemisia apiacea (qing hao), morus bark (sang bai pi), fritillaria (zhe bei mu)
Progress: increased red blood cell and reticulocyte counts

Date of visit: 3/14/96
3/26/96 reduced bacterial and mercury levels, continue same Rx
Date of visit: 4/16/96
Acupoints: Gallbladder 31 (hematopoetic tissue), Lymph 1 (jing well point opposite to Lung 11), Lung 7, Lung 10 (Natural Killer cells)
DX: antibody and viral infection in lymph and bone marrow
RX: curcuma zedoria (e zhu), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), angelica sinensis (dang gui), baphicacanthes (da qing ye), loranthus (sang ji sheng), paeony red (chi shao), lithospermum (zi cao), milletia (ji xue teng), salvia (dan shen), lycium fruit (gou qi zi), ligustrum (nu zhen zi)

Date of visit: 5/2/96
5/16/96 reduced antibody and viral activity

Date of visit: 5/30/96
Acupoints: Small Intestine 3, Gallbladder 31, Spleen 10, Ren 20 (thymus), Lung 10, Lung 5
DX: food poisoning, mercury and viral residues in bone marrow, mercury residues in lungs
RX: forsythia (lian qiao), pinellia (ban xia), lycium fruit (gou qi zi), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), eucommia (du zhong), salvia (dan shen), lithospermum (zi cao), siler (fang feng), jujube (da cao), epimedium (yin yang huo), milletia (ji xue teng), astragalus (huang qi), morus bark (sang bai pi), ligustrum (nu zhen zi)

Date of visit: 6/6/96
DX: reduced viral and mercury levels
RX additions: oldenlandia (bai hua she she cao), dioscorea (shan yao), schizandra (wu wei zi), fritillaria (zhe bei mu), platycodon (jie geng), sargassum (hai cao)

Date of visit: 6/27/96
Acupoints: ICF-SX (intracellular fluids/tip of middle finger), Pericardium 6, Spleen 10, Gallbladder 31, Lung 7, Lung 10
DX: Human herpes virus #6 and Coxsackie B4 infection of macrophages with autoimmune damage to bone marrow
RX: oldenlandia (bai hua she she cao), prunella (xia gu cao), belamcanda (she gan), echinops (lou lu), angelica sinensis (dang gui), curcuma zedoria (e zhu), lithospermum (zi cao), loranthus (sang ji sheng), sargassum (hai cao), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu)

Date of visit: 7/11/96
7/25/96 reduced viral activity

Date of visit: 8/8/96
Acupoints: ICF-SX, Spleen 10, Lung 7, LI 10/P 3.5, GB 31, LI 4, Lung 10
DX: gastritis, circulating immune complexes to viral infection blocking amino acid synthesis in bone marrow
RX: magnolia bark (hou pu), corydalis (yan hu suo), codonopsis (dang shen), sophora subprostrata (shan dou gen), polygonum cuspidatum (hu zhang), loranthus (sang ji sheng), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), milletia (ji xue teng), astragalus (huang qi), polygonum sibiricum (huang jing), schizandra (wu wei zi), ganoderma (ling zhi)

Date of visit: 8/22/96
9/5/96, 9/19/96 reduced immune complexes, platelet count holding at 15,000 for 18 days

Date of visit: 10/4/96
Acupoints: Interferon-SX (tip of thumb), Gallbladder 31, Spleen 10, Large Intestine 10/Pericardium 3.5 (Bizhong), Large Intestine 4, Lung 10, DNA-SX (tip of little finger)
DX: viral induction of interferon effecting bone marrow hormones and enzymes
RX: oldenlandia (bai hua she she cao), loranthus (sang ji sheng), curcuma zedoria (e zhu), paeony red (chi shao), schizandra (wu wei zi), angelica sinensis (dang gui), coix, milletia (ji xue teng), isatis root (ban lan gen), lithospermum (zi cao), ganoderma (ling zhi), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), codonopsis (dang shen), salvia (dan shen)

Date of visit: 10/17/96, 10/31/96, 11/14/96, 11/27/96, 12/12/96, 1/2/97, 1/16/97, 1/30/97, 2/13/97
DX: reduced levels of viral antibody and interferon upregulation

Date of visit: 2/27/97
Acupoints: Gallbladder 31, DNA-SX
DX: chemical residues (benzopyrene) in bone marrow DNA
RX: astragalus (huang qi), angelica sinensis (dang gui), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), milletia (ji xue teng), schizandra (wu wei zi), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), salvia (dan shen), ophiopogon (mai men dong)

Date of visit: 3/13/97
Progress: seven weeks since last transfusion

Date of visit: 3/31/97, 4/10/97, 4/24/97, 5/8/97
DX: reduced chemical levels in bone marrow

Date of visit: 5/22/97
Progress: Hemoglobin 9.1 WBC 2.4 120 days since last transfusion

Date of visit: 6/19/97
Hemoglobin 10.2 platelets 20,000

Date of visit: 7/17/97
Hemoglobin 10.8 platelets 30,000
7/97 hyperbaric oxygen treatment

Date of visit: 8/21/97
Acupoints: Gallbladder 31, Kidney 27
DX: mercury and cadmium residues detected in DNA and bone marrow, Hemoglobin 11.8
RX: milletia (ji xue teng), salvia (dan shen), astragalus (huang qi), codonopsis (dang shen), ganoderma (ling zhi), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), schizandra (wu wei zi), lycium fruit (gou qi zi), angelica sinensis (dang gui), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), licorice (gan cao), hoelen (fu ling), notoginseng (san qi), epimedium (yin yang huo), sargassum (hai cao), jujube (da cao), ligustrum (nu zhen zi), ophiopogon (mai men dong), polygonum sibiricum (huang jing), atractylodes (bai zhu)

Date of visit: 9/18/97
Hemoglobin 12.0 platelets 38,000
9/97 hyperbaric oxygen treatment

Date of visit: 10/20/97
11/13/97, 12/11/97 mercury levels reduced, Hemoglobin 12.7, RBC 3.5 WBC 2.5 platelets 50,000

Date of visit: 2/26/98
Acupoints: Stomach 2 (maxillary sinus), Stomach 36, Gallbladder 31, Spleen 10, Bladder 2 (frontal sinus), Triple Heater 17 (eustachian tube), Ren 20, Interferon-SX
DX: sinusitis, leukemia viruses detected in thymus and bone marrow
RX: xanthium (cang er zi), magnolia bark (hou pu), ligustrum (nu zhen zi), mentha (bo he), platycodon (jie geng), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), scutellaria barbata (ban zhi lian), oldenlandia (bai hua she she cao), baphicacanthes (da qing ye), sophora subprostrata (shan dou gen), loranthus (sang ji sheng), prunella (xia gu cao), sargassum (hai cao), smilax (tu fu ling), angelica sinensis (dang gui), codonopsis (dang shen), ginseng, milletia (ji xue teng), jujube (da cao), ganoderma (ling zhi), salvia (dan shen), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), lycium fruit (gou qi zi), astragalus (huang qi), epimedium (yin yang huo), walnut, ophiopogon (mai men dong), licorice (gan cao), hoelen (fu ling), cuscuta (tu su zi), notoginseng (san qi), polygonum sibiricum (huang jing), schizandra (wu wei zi)

Date of visit: 7/13/98
Acupoints: Kidney 3, Spleen 11, Stomach 32
DX: mercury residues in kidney effecting bone marrow enzymes, viral activity in bone marrow, normal hemoglobin
RX: milletia (ji xue teng), rehmannia cooked (shou di huang), sargassum (hai cao), angelica sinensis (dang gui), codonopsis (dang shen), ginseng (ren shen), jujube (da cao), epimedium (yin yang huo), lycium fruit (gou qi zi), astragalus (huang qi), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), ganoderma (ling zhi), dioscorea (shan yao), cuscuta, salvia (dan shen), schizandra (wu wei zi), notoginseng (san qi), hoelen (fu ling), ligustrum (nu zhen zi), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), licorice (gan cao), isatis root (ban lan gen), baphicacanthes (da qing ye), loranthus (sang ji sheng), polygonum sibiricum (huang jing), dandelion (pu gong ying)

Date of visit: 9/4/98
reduced levels of mercury and viral activity

Date of visit: 10/19/98
Hemoglobin 13.7, platelets 80,000, WBC 2,500, neutrophils 1,000

Date of visit: 11/30/98
antibody to mercury and virus in bone marrow

Date of visit: 2/1/99
RBC 3.8 million WBC 2,500 neutrophils 600, platelets 90,000

Date of visit: 4/9/99
Acupoints: Spleen 11 (bone marrow), Kidney 3 (kidney), Spleen 10, LI 10/P 3.5 (antibody/immune complexes)
DX: antibody to mercury and virus in kidney and bone marrow
RX: milletia (ji xue teng), astragalus (huang qi), angelica sinensis (dang gui), polygonum sibiricum (huang jing), dioscorea (shan yao), epimedium (yin yang huo), oldenlandia (bai hua she she cao), baphicacanthes (da qing ye), lithospermum (zi cao), scutellaria barbata (ban zhi lian), dandelion (pu gong ying), rehmannia raw (sheng di huang)

Date of visit: 7/12/99
Acupoints: Kidney 27, Gallbladder 31, Spleen 6, Ren 20
DX: DNA and amino acid synthesis in bone marrow impaired
RX: milletia (ji xue teng), polygonum sibiricum (huang jing), angelica sinensis (dang gui), stemona, rehmannia raw (sheng di huang), epimedium (yin yang huo), dioscorea (shan yao), oldenlandia (bai hua she she cao)

Date of visit: 10/4/99
Acupoints: Stomach 37, Spleen 6, Gallbladder 14, Spleen 10, Gallbladder 34, LI 10, Ren 20
DX: food poisoning with muscle pain, no detectable bone marrow pathology, RBC 4.1 million, platelets 118,000, neutrophils 1,500
RX: crataegus (shan zha), bupleurum (chai hu), gentiana macrophylla (qin jiao), curcuma zedoria (e zhu), acanthopanax (wu jia pi), hoelen (fu ling)

Date of visit: 1/24/00
Acupoints: Stomach 2 (sinuses), Lung 11, Lung 10, Spleen 10, GB 31, ICF-SX, RNA-SX (tip of ring finger)
DX: sinus infection and influenza, RBC 4.1 million, WBC 3,800 platelets 100,000, neutrophils 2,100
RX: chrysanthemum indicum (ye ju hua), isatis root (ban lan gen), platycodon (jie geng), baphicacanthes (da qing ye), polygonum sibiricum (huang jing), codonopsis (dang shen), angelica sinensis (dang gui), astragalus (huang qi)

Date of visit: 10/13/00
Acupoints: Spleen 11, Spleen 6
Hemoglobin 15, RBC 4.3 platelets 139,000 WBC 3.3 neutrophils 1800
Rx: asparagus, astragalus (huang qi), bupleurum (chai hu), codonopsis (dang shen), lithospermum (zi cao), jujube (da cao)

Most frequently used Medicinals

Treatment principle: tonify qi, blood, yin, yang
Angelica sinensis (dang gui)
Milletia (ji xue teng)
Polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu)
Astragalus (huang qi)
Codonopsis (dang shen)
Rehmannia raw (sheng di huang)
Salvia (dan shen)
Ligustrum (nu zhen zi)
Schizandra (wu wei zi)
Epimedium (yin yang huo)
Ganoderma (ling zhi)
Dioscorea (shan yao)
Jujube (da cao)
Licorice (gan cao)
Ophiopogon (mai men dong)
Hoelen (fu ling)
Atractylodes (bai zhu) 3
Notoginseng (san qi) 4
Therapeutic principle:
Clear heat and toxins (i.e. leukemia, herpes, and coxsackie viruses)
Oldenlandia (bai hua she she cao)
Loranthus (sang ji sheng)
Lithospermum (zi cao)
Polygonum sibiricum (huang jing)
Sargassum (hai cao)
Paeony red (chi shao)
Isatis root (ban lan gen)
Curcuma zedoria (e zhu)
Baphicacanthes (da qing ye)
Prunella (xia gu cao)
Belamcanda (she gan)
Sophora subprostrata (shan dou gen)
Polygonum cuspidatum (hu zhang)
Dandelion (pu gong ying)
Scutellaria barbata (scutellaria barbata)
Echinops (lou lu) 1
Moutan (mu dan pi)
Therapeutic principle:
Clear phlegm heat from lungs (bacterial infection and mercury residues)
Morus bark (sang bai pi)
Scrophularia (yuan shen)
Lycium bark (di gu pi)
Houttuynia (yu xing cao)
Gardenia (shan zhi zi)
Fritillaria (zhe bei mu)
Artemisia apaicea (qing hao)
Forsythia (lian qiao)
Pinellia (ban xia)
Platycodon (jie geng)
Siler (fang feng)
Bupleurum (chai hu)
Gentiana macrophylla (qin jiao)
Smilax (tu fu ling)
Therapeutic principle:
Protect stomach and spleen
Magnolia bark (hou pu)
Corydalis (yan hu suo)
Crataegus (shan zha)
Therapeutic principle:
Tonify Kidney
Eucommia (du zhong)
Cinnamon bark (rou gui) 3
Rehmannia cooked (shou di huang) 3
Acanthopanax (wu jia pi) 2
Chinese herbal medicines for the treatment of aplastic anemia7:
Aplastic anemia
angelica sinensis (dang gui), astragalus (huang qi), atractylodes (bai zhu), codonopsis (dang shen), curculigo (xian mao), cuscuta (tu su zi), epimedium (yin yang huo), ligustrum (nu zhen zi), lycium fruit (gou qi zi), morinda (ba ji tian), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), poria (fu ling), psoralea (bu gu zhi), rehmannia cooked (shou di huang)
Increase Colony Forming Units-Erythroid
atractylodes (bai zhu), ligustrum (nu zhen zi), poria (fu ling)
Increase CFU-Diffusion Chamber
acanthopanax (wu jia pi), cuscuta (tu su zi), cynomorium (suo yang), morinda (ba ji tian), morus fruit (sang shen), ophiopogon (mai men dong), polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu)
Increase CFU-Spleen
angelica sinensis (dang gui), astragalus (huang qi), salvia (dan shen)

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