Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I have heard that ingesting monatomic gold has played a role in various cultures for a long time. Some say it can remove energy blockage, aid the evolution (specifically of DNA) and has healing properties. Others say it would have adverse effects in the long term. Would you agree that monatomic gold has some beneficial properties?
A: First and foremost, I strongly urge you not to self medicate. It is true that various natural compounds have traditionally been used in various cultures for medicinal purposes. It is also true that these elements can produce adverse and sometimes serious consequences to your health, if used improperly or with no advanced knowledge. In traditional Chinese medicine, we often use various mineral products as art of our herbal prescriptions; however, we do this with substantial knowledge, and we use caution. These materials need to be used wisely and with appropriate knowledge. I suggest you consult an herbalist or a homeopath to determine if your body could benefit from monatomic gold. On a final note, too much of anything is not good for the body. Do not look for answers in self-development or cultivation outside of the body.