Iron deficiency in the blood
Blood in stool/urine ?
I am seeing this thread for the first time.
I have had an issue of low iron def due to autoimmune condition before I learnt a method that works for my body to cure it.
Vit B-12, and Folic acid + Iron infusions until condition stabilizes, my doctor varied the lengths between iron infusions until he was satisfied with the iron stores numbers.
is the fastest way out from the condition of super low HB if body can't absorb iron from food. And Iron supplements are contra-indicated for auto immune conditions (esp ones with intestines),
I did not have any other kidney issues though and quite young too.
When the kidney fails,there is reduced production of hormone called Erythropoetin which instigates bone marrow to produce red blood cells.This can lead to anemia
Interestingly I had a discussion with an elder friend of mine in her 80's and she was going to a TCM practitioner for treatment on aging in particular relating to iron and copper levels. The TCM person has observed iron levels increasing as a person ages and this being a cause for reduction in function on several levels and has developed a protocol to reduce the iron level and replace it with copper. Why do I mention this in a thread about lack of iron? Well, the trend of accumulating iron as a person ages implicates the work of Saturn and so I would look at the condition of the Saturn in the persons chart who is experiencing a lack of iron and also the dasa periods where this began to occur. If Saturn can be identified as week or being harmed by certain factors then potential remedies can be applied based on that in conjunction with the elemental cycle of generation and life promoting elements.
I am advising the below formula as it helped a friend with the same issues.
This is a formula that addresses “blood deficiency” in Traditional Chinese Medicine
From the website:
"There is also evidence that it may improve the absorption and storage of iron, which is important in cases of poor hair health due to iron deficiency or thyroid issues."
Read this from the website to know more about addressing the Kidney and Liver Meridians.
WHY IT WORKS:
According to TCM, the growth and development of healthy hair depends on proper functioning of the Kidney and Liver meridians. Their idea of the “Kidney” meridian is much different from the Western view of anatomy and refers to a whole system including the adrenals and reproductive system.
The Kidney “meridian” also includes the Kidney “Jing,” known as the inherited Qi we get from our parents that is akin to a bank account of money. When you’re born, all the figurative money or “Jing” you’ll ever have is in your account, which is why you must spend it wisely. Drugs, alcohol, stress, and late nights are examples of things that “cost” us extra Jing. Protecting your Kidney Jing protects your vitality, hair, teeth, bones, and longevity.
Their view of the “Liver” differs too, as it encompasses everything from the smooth flow and detoxification of hormones to “storing” blood for menstruation. It all comes full circle as the Liver meridian governs hair health and is supported energetically by Kidney Jing, which influences the growth of all body cells, including the hair.
Most importantly, blood from the Liver meridian nourishes the hair follicle and the hair itself is seen as an extension of blood. The most common causes of declining hair health, premature greying and hair loss in TCM are related to deficient and/or stagnant “Liver Blood” (that Blood Deficiency I mentioned) and Kidney Deficiency. This blend contains both “blood building” herbs and Liver/Kidney meridian strengthening herbs to create a balanced formula that tackles this pattern from all angles.
The primary herb we chose, Fo-Ti Root (also known as “He Shou Wu”) is a classic herb for blood building, invigorating hair growth, and supporting one’s natural hair color. In TCM, this herb is used to tonify the Liver and Kidney meridians, nourish the “Liver Blood” and protect Kidney Jing to support hair follicle strength and development. Other herbs used include White Peony, Dong Quai, Ligusticum and Rehmannia which promote the quality and circulation of blood. Dong Quai specifically invigorates blood flow, harmonizes the relationship between the Liver and Kidneys, and modulates hormones which may help with shedding related to hormone imbalance. There is also evidence that it may improve the absorption and storage of iron, which is important in cases of poor hair health due to iron deficiency or thyroid issues.