HIV - McDowell's Herbal Treatments


HIV, Human immunodeficiency virus is a retrovirus. Infection occurs through the transfer of body fluids eg blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk.

Sexual contact remains the most common form of transmission globally, but intravenous injection (such as through sharing hypodermic needles) is the most effective way for the virus to spread from one to another.

Someone with HIV can often live for many years with few, if any, ill effects. Providing their body replaces the CD4+ T-lymphocyte cells destroyed by the virus they can continue to lead a normal life. This period can often be extended with the right support.

But when their CD4 cell count falls below a critical threshold, they start to display symptoms of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Technically, people do not die from AIDS, rather the person's lowered immune response makes them susceptible to a wide range of infections that are generally harmless to healthy people.

One cannot rely on symptoms to establish that a person has HIV or AIDS. The symptoms of AIDS are similar to the symptoms of many other illnesses and include respiratory weakness, recurring fever, sudden weight loss, extreme fatigue, memory loss, depression and swollen lymph glands.

The immune system is disordered and over whelmed and requires a significant change in life style both physically and emotionally to bring back some balance.

The herbal support I recommend for this condition includes Yarrow, Parsley, Violet leaves, Fenugreek, Cats Claw, Echinacea and Siberian Ginseng along with the Bach Flowers Wild Oat, Beech, Star of Bethlehem, Chestnut Bud, Elm and Centaury.

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