The following article is based on story and picture materials provided by Director Seo Hyo-seok of Pyunkang Korean Medicine Hospital for publication by The Korea Post media, publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985.—Ed.
With the development of modern medicine, many diseases that have caused pain for a long time are being conquered, but there are diseases that are more prevalent these days and torment us.
That is atopy, the representative of environmental diseases!
Everyone dreams of being freed from atopy, but atopy, which is more difficult to cure than any other disease, is a notorious 'incurable disease' of modern people.
Why does this trouble occur, and how can I treat it so that it doesn't recur?
Atopic disease, a disease caused by accumulation of garbage under the skin. Atopic dermatitis is an allergic reaction expressed outside the skin because the immune system is confused and overreacts to normal stimuli.
So, why is the immune system so chaotic? That's because garbage is accumulating under the skin.
Why did garbage accumulate under the skin? This is because the hair pores and sweat pores are clogged.
Originally, human skin has countless hair pores and sweat pores, so fat-soluble wastes soluble in oil are thrown out through hair pores, and water-soluble wastes are thrown out through sweat pores.
Ordinary people smoothly discharge waste products and toxins through these two holes, but in patients with atopic dermatitis, these hair pores and sweat pores are clogged so that garbage cannot go out, and the garbage that is not discharged makes the skin itchy and dry.
In Oriental medicine, atopic dermatitis is called congenital fever. Congenital fever refers to the fever of a baby in the womb.
When a mother ate a lot of spicy food or took too much hot medicine during pregnancy, or that she had a lot of heat from boiling the inside, the excess heat accumulated in the body and passed to the fetus, causing the skin to become red. I saw it as a phenomenon that itches.
The problem is that in the past, atopy was a disease that babies suffered before stepping on the ground, but these days, the age and absolute number of both adolescents and adults are expanding.
In particular, adult atopic dermatitis is characterized by severe itching and dryness of the skin, and thick eczema can form around the forehead, neck, and eyes, as well as in the area where the arms and legs are folded.
Because of this, there are many patients who say that it interferes with their interpersonal relationships and that they even feel suicidal due to depression.
'Lungs' that control the skin, a small respiratory system. Atopic dermatitis is commonly known as a skin disease, because the symptoms are exposed outside the skin.
However, atopy is not a skin problem, but is more closely related to the respiratory center, the lungs.
Respiration, in a nutshell, is the process of letting out bad things and accepting good things. If the total amount of respiration of the human body is 100, 95% of it is breathed by the lungs, and the remaining 5% by the skin.
Thus, the skin, which is the “small respiratory organ,” is under the influence of the “large respiratory organ”, the lungs.
There is a saying in “Huang Di Nei Jing” or “Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon,” the best sutra of Oriental medicine, “The thing that matches the lungs is the skin, the external appearance of the lungs is the hair, and the lungs control the skin and hair.”
In other words, when the lungs are healthy, the skin, including the scalp and hair, is also healthy.
In this way, the lungs and the skin are closely connected to each other to achieve respiration of the whole body.
Therefore, the weakening of lung function often leads to skin disease, which comes from the old saying, “If you breathe fine, your skin is fine”.
In general, if the lungs are strong, the skin is smooth, whereas if the lungs are weak, the skin is rough and dull. This is because only when lung breathing is complete can the skin completely breathe and completely discharge waste accumulated under the skin.
Reinforcement of lung function with lung cleaning herbal medicine ‘Pyunkangtang (hwan)’
However, if heat poison accumulates in the lungs, which is the key to the vital blood circulation that throws away carbon dioxide and receives oxygen, due to overwork, stress, air pollution, and drug abuse, lung function declines, and hair pores and sweat pores are clogged, leading to atopy.
Therefore, if the lung function is strengthened by cleaning up the garbage accumulated in the body throughout life, the waste products are surely discharged to the outside of the skin, and atopy can be treated neatly.
When the lung function is maximized with the herbal medicine Pyunkangtang (hwan) that turns off the red heat accumulated in the alveoli and purifies it, the energy of the atmosphere is well transmitted to the blood, so healthy blood is able to purify the heat in the body and open the hair pores to expel toxins from the body.
At this time, if you sweat diligently through exercise and open the sweat pores, all the toxins and waste materials under the skin will come out, and the skin will become radiant and glowing.
When lung capacity increases and lung function becomes active, these healthy lungs help blood circulation and water metabolism, making the tonsils healthy.
The tonsils are the center of the body's immune system, and when the tonsils stand upright, lymphocytes are activated and self-healing ability improves.
This helps to prevent and treat various lung diseases such as pneumonia, flu, and COVID-19 as well as atopy by cultivating advanced immunity that is resistant to the influence of any surrounding environment, such as various allergens, air pollution, bacteria, and viruses.
“Myunghyeon” phenomenon, it seems to have gotten worse, but it is a real treatment
When atopy is treated, the symptoms seem to worsen temporarily in the process of releasing the toxins accumulated in the body. It is called the “Myunghyeon” phenomenon.
Myunghyeon phenomenon is an essential course to go through as the disease heals, so do not stop treatment, sweat harder, and take Pyunkangtang (hwan) to enjoy the joy of being cured.
Myunghyeon reaction may come up like a heat rash, millet or mosquito bite, or it may come up like hives at the site of the original symptom or in a completely different place.
It may be itchy, watery, or flaky. The onset and duration of the Myunghyeon reaction varies greatly among individuals, and sometimes lasts for about a month, but in most cases, improvement occurs within a fortnight.
At this time, if steroids are hidden here and there deep inside the body, you can see that they are completely healed in the form of pork belly, but it gets worse again, and as it gets worse, you can see the detoxification gradually.
In general, people who do not use steroids get worse during the treatment period is called ‘Myunghyeon’, and those who use steroids get worse during the treatment period are called ‘Tals’ for short for ‘escaping steroids’.
Steroid escape is the only way to cure!
In general, after six months, as the large respiratory organ, pulmonary respiration, improves, even the skin, which is a small respiratory organ, responds.
Approximately 70% of patients are cured within six months to a year, and after that, the process of finding and dissolving steroids continues in earnest, dissolving and washing away steroids hidden deep in the body.
As treatment progresses for a long time, about half are successful, and the other half stop treatment due to doubts or economic reasons.
The cure rate is about 80%. Depending on the amount of steroid used, duration of use, and grade, and even if the same amount is used, the degree of addiction varies depending on the individual's liver health status, so the treatment period also varies.
To make it easier to understand, I will break it down into five parts.
Class 1 consists of people who have not used steroids of any kind, such as ointments, injections, or oral medications, and they graduate in six months.
Class 2 consists of those who have used a little injection or ointment and has the most patients, and they usually graduate within a year.
Class 3 consists of the people who say, ‘I was treated at a famous dermatologist’. They need a two-year treatment period because they used high-unit steroids.
Class 4 consists of the people who say ‘I went to a famous dermatologist for a long time’, and it takes about three years because they are close to being addicted to steroids.
Class 5 consists of addicts, and in order to graduate, they have to endure the pain of perseverance like a prison without bars for more than 42 months.
A person who has used many steroids can receive a shining diploma only after sweating, treatment, and perseverance for a longer period of time.
In particular, the members of the last fifth class are steroid addicts.
Addicts refer to patients with side effects such as high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, Cushing syndrome, cataracts, purpura, or weight gain of 10 kg or more due to steroid use.
In the case of an addict belonging to Class 5, the blessing of a cure can only be obtained by flushing out and washing it away for 42 months of long years.
In particular, in the case of a class 5 steroid addict, the Tals phenomenon is severe, and the body swells like a water balloon, and after 45 days of excretion, severe itching persists.
But the important thing is, ‘It gets better when it blows out, it gets better when it gets worse. It is a fact that it is not a side effect or exacerbation, but a process of fundamental treatment.”
Do not stop the treatment, but through aerobic exercise and steady sweating, the hidden steroid must be ejected and washed away for a complete cure.
People who use steroids a little should stop from the beginning, and people who use a lot of steroids and it is difficult to quit suddenly, use them together for up to two months and then cut off like a knife on the third month.
Now you have to resist the temptation and free yourself from steroids.
A shining diploma will be mine if you sweat and work hard to ‘clean lung’
Regardless of whether steroids were used or not, atopy and other dermatological patients must always sweat.
If you do not sweat, the duration of treatment will be doubled.
It is good to go hiking, biking, or running in a place with good air, or go to a sauna or Korean dry sauna to sweat in earnest.
If the circumstances do not allow it, a half-bath is fine.
In the case of atopic patients, if the person who does not use a lot of steroids wisely overcomes three months of patience, the flower blooms in April. If you sweat hard in May and June, you will receive a shining diploma at the end of June.
There are no atopic patients at the graduation ceremony, and there are only beautiful skinned people. However, there is no disappointment if you do not graduate with honors.
This is because anyone can hold a shining diploma in their arms if they work hard by spewing out chemical poisons, wastes and toxins that have accumulated over the years.
As in the past, if there is no alternative other than steroids, there is nothing to do, but I found an alternative while treating 40,000 atopic patients.
That's 'Lung cleaning (淸肺)'. Clean your lungs. When lung capacity increases and lung function becomes active, the true immunity created in my body will create luxury skin.