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Additional Information and Links to Scientific Studies The word viral itself reveals our difficulties with understanding and treating illness and dysfunction related to viral DNA.
Viral refers to a phenomenon of replication and spreading that is parasitic. The word virus is derived from the Latin virulentus, or poisonous, but most often the virus is not poisoning the host, but rather incorporating into the host genetic code in a silent manner.
Viruses are bits of genetic code encapsulated with lipoproteins that have evolved ways of entering into cells and altering the genetic code of the host.
While we have viewed viruses as purely infectious disease agents since their discovery by Dimitri Ivanovsky and Martinus Beijerinck inscience has found out that viral DNA plays an important role in evolving life on the planet, not just infecting the host with disease.
Viruses are ubiquitous, found in almost every ecosystem on Earth, both plant and animal, and represent an early method of data exchange, with viral plasmids moving freely between cells to share genetic code, especially in bacterial cells.
We can find up to 10 million viruses in a drop of seawater, and pretending that we can somehow avoid viruses is absurd. Viruses are both beneficial and disease causing, like bacteria, and protocols to reduce viral disease do not imply that we are trying to eradicate or avoid all viruses.
Contagion by viruses is a different realm than bacterial or other microbial contagion, though. While viruses are often spread by living carriers, or hosts of the DNA, the virus itself changes its genetic code not by replication, or producing offspring, as living organisms do, but "horizontally", spontaneously altering the genetic data in ways that are still not scientifically understood.
To counter viral disease we need to distinguish pathogenic from beneficial viruses, to distinguish human cells with pathogenic viral DNA or RNA from human cells that are not pathogenic but still have viral DNA in their genetic code, to distinguish endogenous viral DNA from exogenous, and we cannot just kill viruses because they are not living microorganisms.
This complex task has been accomplished by the human immune system through ever changing and evolving mechanisms, and it is unlikely that synthetic drugs will provide much help. Since viruses are not living, they may exist outside of a living host as well, and minute airborne water molecules often carry viruses and fill the air we breath.
Viral illness, especially pandemics, are perhaps the biggest threat to humanity, but modern science is still stymied in our attempts to achieve a manmade mechanism to stop viral illness. A few notable vaccines and treatments have been impressive, but on the whole, this aspect of nature has not been tamed or controlled by man-made inventions, but by Nature itself, with a very complex complement immune response.
Herbal medicine enhances biologic mechanisms of the immune system to control viral disease, and these immune functions are enhanced by specific acupuncture stimulation. The human organism itself produces endogenous retroviruses ERVsand these ERVs occupy or make up about percent of our human genome, showing that like bacteria, most viruses are symbiotic and beneficial.
Modern science has virtually failed to find a way to protect us from viral disease, but we have always been able to prevent and treat viral illness with natural defenses, our own immune systems, with help from chemicals in foods and herbs.
There is no scientific doubt that antiviral chemicals exist in nature, and finally, modern medicine is discovering pharmaceuticals that may work effectively against specific viral illnesses, with new drugs derived from the study of herbal chemicals.
Tamiflu was created after research showed that a chemical in Chinese Star Anise Illicium verum, or Ba jiao, 8-pointed fruitsshikimic acid, was an effective base material for oseltamivir, a neuraminidase inhibitor of expression of Influenza types A and B. Prostratin is a new antiviral drug of promise based on a Samoan herb, Homalanthus nutans, that was found to reduce HIV replication dramatically.
Modern science is depending on finding new drugs to treat dangerous viral illnesses derived from herbal chemicals, not synthesized, and these are just two examples of pharmaceutical science adapting nature's chemistry to treat viral illness, showing that we recognize the effectiveness of herbal medicine in treating viral disease.
Since these findings, more and more herbal chemicals are proving effective as neuraminidase inhibitors of the Influenza A. The problems with synthesizing specific chemical analogues of nature's own complex antiviral chemicals, though, is that the body usually reacts with alarming adverse 'side' effects and developed resistance.
Already inthe University of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC reported that a small human clinical trial of Tamiflu, or Oseltamivir phosphate, showed that 18 percent of children given the drug developed resistance within 4 days, and since this time evidence of increased drug resistance has escalated.
The evolved chemistry in plants creates a more complex symbiotic mix of chemicals that has evaded such microbial acquired resistance. Today, research has revealed that a number of commonly used Chinese herbs to treat viral illness contain chemicals that are neuraminidase inhibitors, but also contain a host of chemicals that inhibit viral replication in other ways as well.
Some of this now abundant research is found in Additional Information at the end of this article with links to the studies. Herbal formulas provide an array of chemical actions that helps the body both inhibit an array of viruses and relieve symptoms, boosting immune potential, and does so gently and effectively.
Only the healthiest individuals survive epidemic and pandemic viral threats, and preparation is the key. Herbal medicine is finally being recognized as a proven medicine. A Nobel Prize in Medicine was given in to the discoverer of a chemical in a Chinese herb traditionally prescribed to treat malaria, Artemesia annua or Qing hao, which has become the most effective drug against malarial plasmodium protozoa in history, by far, saving many millions of lives.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine was shared with a Japanese scientist who has spent a lifetime uncovering natural chemicals that provide potent medicines, Satoshi Omura, especially to counter viral infection and disease.
Inexperts at the Pasteur Institute of the University of Lille Nord de France released a study of the potential for herbal medicine to provide significant treatment for the viral illnesses causing Hepatitis C, and showed that research supported Milk Thistle SylamarinECGC epigallocatechingallate found in green tea, Ladenein, a potent flavonoid from the herb Marrubium perigrinum, Quercetin, found in a number of Chinese herbs and foods, Narrigenin, Luteolin, Apigenin, plant Lignans, Honokiol, from the Chinese magnolia herbs, such as Hou pou, and other polyphenols and herbal chemicals proven to be potent against Hep C infection.
To see this report, click here: More and more we are seeing experts in viral disease finally reporting what has been widely known and researched in China, the potency of herbal and nutrient medicine to treat viral disease.
Since herbal antiviral chemicals have been around for many centuries it is unlikely that suddenly drug resistance will develop, especially if we utilize and array of herbal chemicals at low dosage and vary the treatment protocol. Already, most viruses in the world are resistant to antiviral pharmaceuticals introduced widely.
These drugs should be used sparingly, when necessary, to avoid developed resistance in viral families, and integrating herbal antiviral medicine is one way to achieve this goal.
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This resulted in greater frustration, sadness, anger, worry, resentment, and loss of freedom. the study has been valuable in making insightful progress into understanding the impact of. Understanding Depression Depression affects different people in different ways, but most of them experience some combination of the following symptoms: Prolonged sadness or feelings of emptiness.
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As a result, they. However, when the sadness lasts for more than 2 weeks and a teen has other symptoms of depression, then he may have a problem. Talk to your doctor and find out if your teen may be depressed.