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Anyone tried Myelophil?

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by energyoverload, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. energyoverload

    energyoverload Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried the specific combination of herbs contained in Myelophil preperations? Myelophil contains both Astragali Radix and Salviae Radix. I found this paper on use of Myelophil in Chronic Fatigue. Granted this is not specifically in ME, but I wonder if it could yield some benefit? Some research shows it may exhibit antioxidant properties and potentially reduce Glucorticoid Receptor Resistance, but its not entirely clear cut.

    I came across these (obviously Chronic Fatigue, nonetheless it may still help some in our cases): http://cms.herbalgram.org/herbclip/380/pdfs/060691.pdf

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23665312
     
  2. LifeIsSweet

    LifeIsSweet

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    I want to try it but I guess Myelophil is not available to the public. I want to try the two herbs but I don't know what the proper combination is. Did you try Astraligus and Salvia? If so, did it help with your fatigue?
     
  3. wintersky

    wintersky

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    A documented case of a 33 year old Multi-Year CFS patient diagnosed under CDC criteria having significant improvement under Myelophil stated above & another formula of 12 herbs commonly used in Traditional Medicine. She was classified as having "Heart & Spleen Blood Deficiency".

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213422013000036

    Wish you all a Good Day Ahead,
    Wintersky
     
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  4. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    With no PEM, and the symptoms listed are not sufficient even for CDC diagnosis, despite the claim by the researcher. I have yet to hear of an ME/CFS patient complain of "frequent sighing" as a symptom.
     
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    Firefly_ Senior Member

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    I disagree, I sigh quite a bit as my breathing is often "flat or depressed" as I've tried to explain to my dr. Although I haven't listed sighing as a symptom it is something that I've noticed.
     
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  6. roller

    roller wiggle jiggle

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    the sighing may go away after some years, or perhaps never show up with ppl whose nerves are less affected...
     
  7. LifeIsSweet

    LifeIsSweet

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    Sighing is one of the first problems I noticed when I started becoming ill with CFS. I think it's not mentioned much because it is the very least of our problems.
     
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    Firefly_ Senior Member

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    Yeah, I'd trade this crap in for chronic sighing syndrome in a hot second :p
     
  9. J.G

    J.G

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    In a similar vein, another 'study' of Myelophil is here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19398067

    The article looks promising at first, but despite the words 'chronic fatigue' in the title, in its body text the authors admit:

    "We did not target this study toward CFS, which can be diagnosed by typical criteria. Instead, we enrolled subjects who had complained of medically unexplained fatigue for longer than 6 months."

    What is the point in that? Fatigue can have a million causes.

    I wish they'd recruited stringently rather than basing a study off self-assessed tired people, as testing serum cytokine levels before and after Myelophil treatment seems the right way to go...
     

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