Breasts Are 3 Years Older

Than the rest of the body

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Breasts’ Speed-Aging

Women’s breasts require extra attention and care because they age faster than the rest of the body’s organs and tissues; estimates are breasts are three years older than the rest of a woman’s body and premature aging worsens with poor diet, environmental toxins and predisposed genetics. Over their lifetime, women experience several changes to their breast tissue. While most of these cause minimal discomfort, several others produce mild to painful symptoms. Among the severe: fibrocystic breast and cystic mastitis affect over half of all women between the ages of 30 and 50. Other conditions include hyperplasia, an increase in the number of breast cells which may have the potential of developing into tumors; cellulitis, inflammation of cells; and mastitis, a mild breast infection that occurs as a result of plugged milk ducts in lactating women.

Mammary And Lymphatic Ducts

For more than a decade, small lumps occurred in Mary’s right breast. Painful on palpation, she was reminded of her obesity and poor breast’s subjugation to defect. “In the past years, I tried all kinds of treatment without success,” she says. Mammo-Guard, a polyherbal preparation with traditional Chinese plant medicines, was next. After taking four capsules a day for five days, symptoms on the right side of her right breast were “all gone. This never happened before,” she says.

Her mammary and lymphatic ducts were becoming unblocked and stagnation relieved. She continued to use at a lower dose, two capsules per day to reduce the bodily sensation but maintain cleansing of the mammary and lymphatic ducts; finally, all pains subsided, and her breasts felt cleansed.

Lymph Glands Swelling

Phoenix resident Marci Hilton, in her early forties, had been suffering for more than a year with breast inflammation. In addition, the lymph glands under her right arm were swollen and inflamed. Her allopathic doctor prescribed cortisone. The pain continued. Marci had used Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal remedies in the past. So when she read about Mammo-Guard she was reminded of past successes she’d had with Chinese herbal medicine and decided to try the formula. For Marci, the effects were almost immediate. “Within a few days, the lymph glands went way down and the pain was gone,” she says. “I tried other natural products and was on cortisone and nothing [else] worked.”

Chinese Or Western Medicine?

Western medicine seeks to segment the patients and send them to various specialists to treat, but TCM—which includes acupuncture, massage, diet, breathing, relaxation techniques (qi gong) and herbal medicine—looks at a disease as a symptom of an underlying imbalance: disharmony between liver, spleen, heart, kidney and other organ systems. In TCM the doctor treats all the symptoms as a larger pattern. TCM does not dismiss cysts as merely benign formations; these are indications of disharmony or blockages in the body’s meridians and energy pathway

The TCM view is: relieving symptoms and reversing cystic formations and other underlying problems can stave off future malignancies.

Thought to be the immediate result of blockage of the milk ducts or lymphatic glands, conditions such as painful breast lumps and fibrocystic breasts are taken as a whole that emphasizes the body’s major energy pathways and selfcleaning capabilities.

Treat The Body Instead of A Body Part

Each sign and symptom is interpreted in relationship to others and all symptoms exist as a unified pattern. The TCM doctor understands all disparate and seemingly disconnected symptoms as part of a larger whole pattern and uses complex formulas with over two dozen herbs to treat the body instead of a body part.

Prevent Abnormal Accumulations And Growth

The 28 herbs contained in Mammo-Guard, the formula Mary and Marci used, include those that TCM practitioners have used for breast hyperplasia, lumps, mastitis, inflammation, cellulitis, and fibrocystic conditions. They work synergistically to supplement the self-cleansing capability of female mammary and lymphatic systems and to detect and clean abnormal accumulations and growth of sputum-fluids, blood clots, tissues and cellular debris in the mammary gland and lymphatic ducts. These accumulations may form fibrocystic lumps, breast gland hyperplasia. The cleansing actions gradually eliminate all benign lumps that are not completely calcified, or slow down the accumulation of the abnormalities so the mammary gland ducts and adjacent lymphatic ducts and nodes will stay clean, or return to their original cleanness; thus symptoms disappear.

One might wonder why the formula has such a daunting number of components. To TCM doctors the polyherbal prescription is akin to a government: a prime minister is the active agent but requires advisers to restrain or reinforce. and civil servants who run day to day matters.

Modify Genetics Herbally

As a blood tonic and for clot cleansing, the formula uses Angelica sinensis (dang guei), red-rooted sage, zedoary turmeric, herbaceous peony root; tuckhoe and kelp address water-retention reduction; energy flow and mood smoothing from Chinese thorowax, dried green orange peel and tangerine seed. These herbs modify genetics too. In the April 2011 Breast Cancer Research and Treatment the authors said that tuckhoe “possesses demonstrated antiinflammatory and anti-cancer activities.” The plant maintains cell normalcy by down-regulating gene expression leading to a decrease in matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) secretion

The effect the phytochemicals have on messenger RNA transcription factors “may thus be potentially exploited for use in tumor metastasis intervention.”

Effects On Tumors

The formula contains white turmeric. In the January 2013 issue of Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine it was found that diferuloylmethane, a major chemical component, caused the whole genome expression to downregulate epidermal growth factor elements. This is needed for tumors to become invasive. Its effects centered on the EGR1 and FOS genes. These observations suggest it as an “excellent candidate” for “prevention."

In TCM, breast conditions result from stagnant qi and blood. To effect a change heat is required to expel poison, which results in blood movement, ending stasis. The overall effect is detoxification and cleansing of breast tissue.

Suggested Dosages—To relieve symptoms, take two capsules, three times daily, before meals. When no symptoms are observed, take one to three capsules daily to ensure breast and lymphatic health.

Warning—Do not take Mammo-Guard in menstruation, pregnancy, high fever or heavy bleeding. Consult your healthcare professional for a complete breast health exam.

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