Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: Shariq
Posted on: March 22, 2011

My uncle is suffering from myelofibrosis.He is in his late 60s or early 70s.What could be the cure for him as doctors only suggest the blood transfusion.I will be very thankful to you if you can reply asap.

As I have not worked with this in my clinical practice, I have been doing some research in anticipation of this response and my findings are this, as the cause is unknown as is a cure, it is the symptoms that are to be treated in an effort to manage this disease which is characterized by scar formation in the bone marrow resulting in deficient blood manufacturing. As such herbs that help to restore blood and keep one healthy are important. Blood builders would be at the root of such a treatment protocol and would include herbs that supply a lot of nourishing constituents are really important and examples are nettles, alfalfa, oat straw, burdock root, sea vegetables such as kelp and spirulina, pollen, wheatgrass, milk thistle, chicory root, ginseng, astragalus, artichoke leaf.

Another aspect would be to try to modulate the body’s immune response that may be responsible for this condition and in treating it. As such herbs that are immunomodulators would also be worth trying such as reishi mushrooms and the ginsengs.

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