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.
Recently, the sense of crisis is heightening in North Korea as the new COVID-19 virus infection cases are rapidly spreading in the North.
The international community is also paying attention to the North Korean coronavirus outbreak, but now, neither vaccine nor treatment can be expected to be effective, and even that North Korea is refusing such support because of the closed state management.
In a situation where even proper medicines and medical equipment are scarce, North Koreans are recommending that people eat flower of Japanese honeysuckle or willow leaves in a decoction.
Under this situation, I would like to inform North Koreans of a much more effective prevention and treatment for COVID-19.
The surest way to prevent COVID-19 is to keep your airways, the best way for the coronavirus to penetrate.
A healthy tonsil can block numerous bacteria, viruses, and any omicron mutants that enter through the air.
Because, in healthy tonsils, white blood cells are ejected like spring water.
White blood cells circulate in the blood or tissue and simultaneously act as phagocytosis to eat bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances, and to produce antibodies against pathogenic microorganisms that enter the body at the same time.
To expel healthy white blood cells, the tonsils must be restored to their best health.
However, the tonsils are a barometer of lung health, so after all, clean and healthy lungs can strengthen the tonsils to prevent and treat various infectious diseases.
Unfortunately, the lungs of modern people are getting dirty every day.
Days with severe fine dust, days with severe yellow dust, days with heavy smog, days with a lot of dust, or days with cigarettes are constantly getting lungs dirty.
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that 7 million people die prematurely every year due to severe air pollution worldwide.
In particular, ultrafine dust of 2.5 micrometers (㎛) or less penetrates deep into the lungs and adversely affects the respiratory system and cardiovascular system, making it even more fatal.
Even though the lungs, the key organ that turns air into life, suffer the most from poor air quality, we have never cleaned the lungs in our lifetime.
How about using this opportunity that the epidemic has hit the world as a chance to cleanse the lungs to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and restore a healthy body and mind?
When the lungs are clean, the lung capacity increases and the lung function becomes more active, and the following four changes occur in our body.
First, the body is light and not tired.
Second, the color of the face brightens.
Third, when I climb the mountain, I can't breathe.
Fourth, I will not catch a cold in the future.
These are all welcome changes that come only when the lungs, the hall of life, are cleansed.
When the lungs, which are the center of the five intestines and the main body of immunity, improve, the tonsils attached to the lungs also recover health, and strong white blood cells keep my throat tight, preventing dozens of pneumococci.
Over 200 flu viruses, as well as any omicron mutants, can easily be defeated, so that no more contagious diseases can be rampant in North Korea.
When the lungs are cleaned and the tonsils are healthy, there is no need for a vaccine.
This is because the doctor inside my body prevents and treats various infectious diseases much better than vaccines.
The best gold medal prescription for lung cleaning is Pyungangtang (扁康湯), a herbal medicine developed by the author after 50 years of clinical research.
The following silver medal prescription alone will be more than 6 times more effective than eating only flower of Japanese honeysuckle.
In particular, it will be able to block the relatively mild symptoms of Omicron.
Big blue lilyturf 2g, flower of Japanese honeysuckle 2g, codonopsis 8g, (Chinese) balloon-flower 8g, poncirus 12g decoction carefully!
This is the lung cleaning silver medal prescription.
This new prescription, which I personally took and experienced its efficacy, is named 'Pyunkang mate' and is disclosed to The Korea Post for the first time.
I hope that this prescription will be widely known in North Korea so that anyone can wisely overcome the COVID pandemic by working hard to clean the lungs.