Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I am in my early fifties and have recently been diagnosed with sarcoidosis. I am experiencing tiredness and achy joints. I am also post-menopausal with frequent hot flashes. Can you recommend what to do for my condition?
A: There are many causes for sarcoidosis, including viral infections, toxic substances, and autoimmune conditions. I suggest you obtain a proper diagnosis to determine, if possible, the cause of the disease. You may receive help from acupuncture and Chinese medicine to alleviate the symptoms, although it won’t cure the disease, and this may also help with the menopausal symptoms. Consult a licensed practitioner to determine proper course of action.
I also recommend the following products from Traditions of Tao: “Calm-Fort/Sleeping”, “Abundant Energy” and “Enduring Youth”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.