Heal Dermatomyositis Naturally with Chinese Medicine

Can You Cure or Heal Dermatomyositis Naturally?

I am firmly convinced that dermatomyositis has very specific causes, and very specific courses of treatment that can help someone heal from this disease naturally, without toxic drugs.  What will be presented here will be logical, reasonable and hopefully will empower you to begin healing.

What is it?

Dermatomyositis (derma = skin, myo = muscle, itis = inflammation) is a connective tissue disease that is characterized by inflammation of the muscles and skin.  Many consider it to mimic or be what is considered an autoimmune disorder, where the immune system is said to be attacking these parts of the body.  The body never attacks itself in any labeled “autoimmune” condition and is not confused, but instead the immune system is desperately trying to defend itself and attack a pathogen (virus, bacteria) that is in many cases buried deep into tissue and while trying to get at the pathogen, the surrounding tissue suffers collateral damage.

Signs and Symptoms of Dermatomyositis

  • Skin Rash – reddish purple rash on the upper eyelids, across the cheeks or bridge of the nose, forehead, hands knees, or in general around the body.
  • Muscle weakness and aches of the trunk, upper arms, hips, thighs and legs
  • Muscle stiffness, tenderness, soreness and even atrophy
  • Edema around the eyes
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty swallowing

The Real Cause of Dermatomyositis

I am convinced that from a Western perspective, what is behind this disorder is either a virus, bacteria or both. Viruses and bacteria are pretty much the only things that are able to cause chronic long term inflammation in the body. In Chinese medicine, rashes are always a sign of dysfunction in the liver. The liver in Chinese medicine IS the immune system. The immune system’s job is to protect you by going after viruses and bacteria.

In Chinese medicine when you have rashes, this is a sign of HEAT.  When something is too hot, you must cool the body down. We use foods that cools, herbs that cool, acupuncture points that release heat and deal with emotional processing techniques that help people to release one of the “hottest” emotions, which is anger.

As for muscle weakness, the organ that is involved with this is always the spleen. So in order to heal or bring balance to this condition, you must deal with the liver and the spleen. Chinese medicine has had the tools to deal with this for thousands of years.  People have has rashes and muscle weakness for millennia.

Even if Western medicine knew with this type of clarity that this was the actual problem, what would they do about it?  The answer is….not much.  They have some antiviral drugs, which don’t actually kill the virus, just stop or slow its growth, and they have anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics, which never actually deal with the true source of inflammation.  To say that they don’t have much ammunition when dealing with viruses is an understatement. 

These viruses actually feed off of heavy metals and chemicals as well, which Western medicine doesn’t have good tools to deal with either.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not against Western medicine at all, but I am just pointing out facts as to the limitations of this medicine.  Western medicine can’t deal effectively with killing the virus, boosting or strengthening the immune system, flushing out heavy metals and chemicals nor does it have a way to deal with releasing the emotions from the body that most likely caused the lowering of the immune system in the first place.

Luckily, both Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine have TONS of things that can be done to address all of these things killing the virus(es), strengthening the immune system, cleansing the body and releasing the negative emotions from the body.  I have a very specific plan for this that has proven to be wonderfully effective clinically for those dealing with either of these viruses.

  1. First, the body must be cleansed of heavy metals and chemicals.  Most people today are loaded full of chemicals and metals.  Vaccines, mercury dental amalgams, eating tuna and other fish with high amounts of mercury, antiperspirant with aluminum, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, perfume, makeup, cleaning products, toothpaste, mouthwash, laundry detergent, pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, and many other things build up in the body are destroying the health of almost every American today in one way or another.  All of these toxins inside of the body cause the immune system to be overwhelmed and unable to defend itself against the real problem – pathogens (virus, bacteria, parasites and fungus).   This is also a prime source of inflammation.  Inflammation is a reaction that the immune system is having to these things.
  2. Using many different herbal remedies and Chinese medicine herbal formulas that have been known to target and eliminate viruses, the body will begin to have a fighting chance.  Many things can be used to target it from all angles, which allow these things to go deep into the tissues of the body, search out the virus and eliminate it.
  3. Since dermatomyositis is an inflammatory condition, dietary sources of inflammation are one of the most critical aspects to deal with in this disease.  The largest contributors to inflammation are dairy (all forms including yogurt and cottage cheese), refined sugar of any kind, wheat products of any kind, soy, corn, alcohol and eggs.  If you wish to heal, you must stop consuming all these things immediately.  There is also a very specific detoxification protocol and after that a diet regimen that must be adhered to if you are going to heal.
  4. The trigger to a viral outbreak or infection leading to a chronic condition is normally brought on by some particularly negative emotional event that one has gone through.  The entrapped negative emotions that are still present in your consciousness from past events must be released so that this heavy load can be lifted from your body, which will cause a massive strengthening of the immune system.  When we go through abuse of any kind, relational breakups, divorce, bankruptcy, pregnancy, the loss of a loved one, or any other kind of powerful negative emotional event in our life, we must understand that though we may consciously not think that those negative emotions from that event are still affecting us, it is very important to understand that that they still are, even though we may not be aware of it. Every health problem has a mental/emotional/spiritual component or consciousness to it.  Dermatomyositis is no exception.

Pathological Consciousness of Dermatomyositis— “Very toxic body.  Overall the feelings would be around lack of safety and protection. Feeling raw, oversensitive, wanting to hide. Lots of internal conflict and deep irritation possibly connected as far as childhood.  Self hatred and lots of feelings around rejection and not being good enough.  In fact deep feelings that no matter what they do it’s never enough. Also deep overwhelm. At times even a sense of being frozen. ” (The Secret Language of The Body (Inna Segal) )

Consciousness releasing techniques such as The Sedona Method are indispensable for dealing with this, which is much different than talk therapy.  I have seen pains, aches, health conditions and even entire diseases literally disappear when the emotional root of the problem has been released from the body.   These tools are very easy to learn and just require time and dedication to make it effective.

In Chinese medicine, when all four of these aspects are addressed together in a holistic way, you will have the very best chance of healing from this disease.  The physical, electrical, and emotional/spiritual aspects of this health issue, you have the best chance of healing (see the article The Five Levels of Healing in the Body).  All of the specific protocols, dietary aspects and the consciousness releasing techniques are things that I give to people through a course in treatment.  If this makes sense to you and you would like to go this route because you would like to heal, please call Dr. Scott at 407-255-0314 to schedule an orientation and I would be happy to help.  All of the work I do can be done over the phone, so you do not need to come to the clinic here in Orlando, FL in order to get help.  Hopefully this has given you direction and confidence that you don’t have to continue suffering with dermatomyositis and can begin to get your health and life back.

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