Hi C Cochran your article in Alt.med Usergroup Zinc / Calcium also maybe
refers to a condition like Cataract ??. The following traditional
Chinese / Japanese therapy works for Cataract and affects absorption &
elimination, so may help this case of vision degeneration in the
newsgroup "Osteoporosis" and Zinc / Calcium balance (QV abstract below)
from Peter Wingfield-Stratford
Ref article from Dejavu found in Usegroup
Thread : Eyes Zinc & calcium
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I am a 48 year old male with idiopathic osteoporosis under treatment for four
years. While having my yearly eye exam, the Ophthalmologist said that I had a
condition that mimiced macular degeneration, but which often responded to
increased Zinc intake. He suggested I take OTC Occuvite supplements daily to
That same day my wife read a short article* which said that too much Calcium
intake can reduce Zinc absorption. Since I had been on 1000-1500mg Calcium
supplements for several years for the osteoporosis, I gave out an "Aha!"
I replied & await the full text still but think this maybe
relates to the subject that the Zinc and Calcium
content in the metabolism have an impact on Vision.
I have researched this topic which came up when I read
a scientific paper pub. in Japan about Traditional Japanese
Cataract therapies particularly Hachimigan. The papers
reveal results of experiments on blindness performed
both on mice and humans.
My advice has been that these materials work to assist the
natural process of nourishment and elimination deep within the
corneal membranes of the eye. If these natural process deteriorate
usually as a result of ageing, then the deeper layers of
the Cornea get damaged, wither and become opaque. The metabolism
of absorption is balanced by Hachimogan and these minerals.
The Chinese diagnosis suggests Hachimogan asssists balance of yin &
elimination and kidney functions. Some of the ingredients are
documented to asssist circulation of the blood and medicine absorption
Hachimigan (Jap) Pa Wei Wan (Chinese)
This is a formulation of natural herb materials that
has been in use in China and Japan for many centuries.
Later in this E-Mail I shall describe the formulation.
The use of this is normally indicated in situations of
diagnosis in Traditional medicine for weakness of the eyes
more specifically milkiness or blindness of age. In
Western medicine we term this indication Cataract.
I am using this traditional Japanese and Chinese remedy to
improve vision in my case of Cataract. I have first-stage
diagnosed Cataract in one eye and indications of beginnings
in the second eye. Both were investigated under consultant of
the Eye Hospital of the Radcliffe Infirmary here in Oxford U.K.
Currently I am on standby for a future Cataract Surgery
at a point when my condition becomes severe. This means a
prolonged wait and I have done something to deal with the matter
privately using knowledge I have of plant medicine and history.
I have been using the Hachimigan for 3 years with
great effect and know that it causes a repeatable
and useful regression from first-stage cataract
to the normal state of clear vision. It is interesting
that my experience is this is a completely controllable
process and I can allow the treatment to lapse so vision
becomes seriously clouded by whiteout when I can resume
the Hachimigan and the vision gradually reverts to normal
over a few days treatment. No surgery or Western drugs are
necessary to make this effect happen and it seems quite safe
and without side-effets over the three years I have used it.
Though the documentation suggests I should extend my Zinc
and Calcium together with the Hachimigan, I dont find this
necessary for my case as the Hachimigan works very well.
see Chinese Herbal Medicine: Richard Hyatt,
1978 & 1984 Thorsons Publishers Inc. NY.
Formulation & dosage of Hachimogan as following is my own detail :
P.M.D. Wingfield-Stratford firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehmannia Glutinosa (treated) as / Ti Huang / Shu Ti Huang 20 Gm
Cornus Officinalis (dry fruit) as / Shan Chu Yu / Shan Zhu Yu 9 Gm
Diascorea Batatus (dry yam) as / Shan yao / Shu Yu 9 Gm
Alisma Plantago (dry root) as / Tse Hsieh 9 Gm
Pacyma Cocos (dry fungus) as / Hoele / Tukaroe / Fu Ling 9 Gm
Paeonia Suffruticosa (dry bark) as / Mu Dan Pi / Botan Pi 9 Gm
Cinnamonum Cassia etc (dry bark) as / Kuei / 3 Gm
There is a further ingredient now not available (internal use) in
the British Pharmacopaeia as it is a Dangerous listed poison.
Hachimigan should have this following but its actual medicinal
form is as a prepared de-toxified plant not the natural herb.
I do not use this item following but it seems not necessary
to have good results so other users can probably do without it.
Aconitum Officinale (pre-treated) as / Fu Tzu / 1.5 Gm
The List ingredients (except Fu Tzu) are weighed out as a quantity
for a weeks therapy to make up as a concoction by steeping in water.
The herb materials are cut in thin slices or crumbled and placed in
a ceramic jug about 2 Liter, filled up with boiling water and covered
with an aluminium foil and the jug kept to cool down slowly in a "cosy".
The Steep liquor goes dark brown and is ready in 24 Hrs.
I stir it periodically and keep in the open in the kitchen.
Dose a small glass about 250 Ml daily in the morning for 5-7 days.
The taste is "interesting" pleasant, refreshing and fruity
with a hint of the cinnamon. If the liquor is left too long (1+ Week)
it does seem a bit fermented and "off" so I advise discarding then.
The Hachimigan "tea" preparation can be repeated for a second week
and no harm seems to come as side effects. The benefits appear after
several days daily use and this course of a week seems sufficient to
make sight normal for about four weeks. The first time of use maybe
will need two weeks course if the cloudiness of cataract is bad.
The Research documentation suggests this works best when the Cataract
is not too advanced. I feel this is a matter of individual judgement
as atrophy of a tissue may have gone too far to treat in late cases.
No harm seems to come so its use can surely be worth a trial.