There are many patients with skin diseases, whether it’s psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, or various chronic illnesses, including stage three kidney disease or beyond. These severe patients demonstrate their strength and courage in the clinic every week.
In fact, the biggest threat and risk lie in these chronic diseases and various medical histories. Skin surface issues and itching become the focal points of accelerated deterioration. I hope to become the guiding figure in the patients’ hearts, leading them to the realm of traditional Chinese medicine. They need to understand that skin surface problems are just reflections of internal organs and mental states. By improving both body and mind, we can steer their lives back on track. As their physical and mental conditions improve, there’s no need for them to exhaust themselves in various hospital departments.
“These friends are mostly afraid of taking medication. They’re always worried that traditional Chinese medicine might further deteriorate kidney function. Besides, the amount of Western medicine they have to take daily has become so confusing!”
This issue isn’t exclusive to the elderly; even young people with stage three kidney disease appear in the clinic. At this point, unless the patient strongly requests it and there’s a high level of trust, I wouldn’t recommend powdered scientific herbal medicine to avoid potential disputes. In the past six months, at least three groups of severe cases involving psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, itching, and multiple chronic diseases, including kidney disease, have almost graduated with healed skin conditions. They only come back occasionally for maintenance.
I’m truly delighted to have found methods to overcome these challenges. We utilize external treatments such as Qing Dai gel and bubble lotions, combined with special moisture-expelling and detoxifying abdominal moxibustion, to restore yang and reverse pathogenic factors. However, it’s absolutely crucial to align with dietary and lifestyle adjustments, along with a weekly commitment of at least three clinic visits.
Life has its limits, and how we journey through its final stages matters; living without regrets is the goal.
Sometimes, long-unseen patients’ family members suddenly return to the clinic to share that their loved ones have peacefully passed away, expressing gratitude. Initially, it’s quite profound. If life has a predetermined length, helping them transition smoothly to the other side truly requires spiritual practice.
Medical data indicates organ dysfunction, yet these individuals can still manage to live independently, choosing a natural path.
For at least half a year, we’ve managed to regulate bowel and bladder functions. Although appetite remains poor, the edema and redness in their legs have improved, and they’re more energetic. Without administering oral herbal medicine, I strive to meet patients’ needs. Currently, they’re self-directed and don’t desire unnecessary and painful prolongation of life. I focus on assisting with three essential aspects: eating comfortably, sleeping well, and regular elimination. Though they may need walking aids, they still retain the ability to handle daily tasks on their own.