In the last several decades, Chinese medicine has developed two herbal medicine modern principles, Fu Zheng and Jiedu/Qu Xie. Originally developed for use in cancer in the 1970’s, they are now used in treating chronic viral infections and other infectious disease. Fu Zheng uses treatments to support the body’s natural disease-fighting systems (that is, the immune system). Jiedu/Qu Xie, focuses on eliminating External Pernicious Influences (outside pathogens). In western terms, Fu Zheng and Jiedu/Qu Xie can be called immune-regulating and anti-toxin therapies. As the body becomes stronger, the disease itself can be controlled and the body can return to balance.
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