Saturday, March 21, 2020

LH-C for Weakened Lungs

 LH-C for Weakened Lungs
I can’t emphasize enough the purity of our Nature’s Sunshine traditional Chinese herbal formulas. I am so proud to know that Nature’s Sunshine is the only company in the world to have an ISO certification. Their quality is outstanding. Each Chinese herbal formula has a label on it that says TCM meaning traditional Chinese medicine and therefore each Chinese herbal formula is based on centuries of traditional knowledge and expertise. Millions of people for thousands of years have successfully relied on the wisdom of ancient approach to bring balance back into the body during that time of illness or stress, discomfort, or pain. There is no other company in the world that carry these special Chinese formulas that Nature’s Sunshine carries.
The Chinese TCM formula I will talk about today is LH-C
In Chinese medicine there are 5 Chinese constitutional elements. Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.
The TCM formula LH-C falls into the Metal Element. What does that really mean. Think about metal.

Metal is the stuff swords and shields are made of, so the element of metal in Chinese medicine is associated with protection of the tubes through which the blood and lymphatic fluids move throughout the body. I am talking about vascular system the lungs and large intestine.  Picture this. From the Eustachian tubes of the ears and the sinuses to the esophagus to the lungs and the bronchial tubes to the stomach to the small intestine and the large intestine is one big long tube that is responsible for carrying waste material out of the body. Smaller tubes connecting to the big tubes are the blood vessels and the lymphatic vessels. The responsibility of the Metal Element is then to keep these tubes strong. Now there are the mucous membranes lining our big tubes, the lungs and intestinal tract. The purpose is to catch the waste debris that may feed infections and viruses and eliminate them before they enter the blood stream. So in fact the Metal Element plays a large part in the immune system and the ability of the body to protect itself from infection. Now it takes energy to keep these tubes in tip top shape. It takes energy to ensure the waste debris is being cleaned out efficiently.

LH-C is a Chinese formula designed to enhance deficient metal energy. If there is enough Metal Energy then the body’s stamina during times of weakness is supported. LH-C  is able to dilate the bronchioles to move out toxic waste debris, It increases the blood circulation to the affected areas. It gives strength to the lungs, and the intestinal tract. It enhances the function of the mucous membranes lining the lungs and the intestinal tract to improve immune response. It is useful for people who suffer from chronic infections of the lungs, frequent colds and flu, dry cough, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, general weakness and fatigue. It can also be helpful for chronic lung diseases, including emphysema, tuberculosis, chronic asthma or bronchitis and lungs that have been damaged or weakened by smoking.

The other aspect that the traditional Chinese approaches took into consideration is emotions. When there is an inadequate Metal energy with associated weakness of the lungs then grief becomes congested in the lung area. There just isn’t enough strength to move this grief and sadness through. These people become aloof, cold and withdrawn. How cool is it to know that people with deep-seated grief and sadness can use LH-C to give the body strength to clear out those stuck emotions?

Now we really want to know the herbs that are present in the formula LH-C. Here are the ingredients in this formula.

A general lung tonic, this herb increases the production of lymphocytes and macrophages, cells that boost immunity and clean lymph.  It also increases heart action and lowers blood pressure.  It has been used to treat fatigue, debility and swollen tissues. It increases stem cell production in the blood stream.

This expectorant herb thins mucus while increasing its production.  It is antiseptic and anti-fungal.  It relieves smooth muscle spasms.  It has been used to treat cough (especially with thick phlegm and blood), respiratory congestion, bronchitis, tuberculosis and colds.

The following herbs have been included to support those who are in a severely weakened state:

Qin Jiao
This antiseptic herb acts as a sedative, while lowering blood pressure and relieving inflammation and pain.  It has been used to treat fever, debility and allergic inflammation.

 Platycodon is an expectorant that lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It has been used for coughs and upper respiratory infections.

 Lycium Bark is astringent.  It lowers blood cholesterol.  It supplements hydrochloric acid in betaine and promotes regeneration of liver cells.

This herb promotes the production of mucus and helps regenerate the pancreas. It is antiseptic and expectorant.  It reduces muscle spasms and inflammation and soothes coughs.  It has been used to treat tuberculosis, coronary disease and dry cough.

Dong Quai and Panax Ginseng
These tonic herbs strengthen the male and female reproductive systems to revitalize the body.  They act as general tonics, adaptogens and energy enhancers.

This expectorant and antiseptic herb promotes urinary flow, lowers blood sugar levels, and reduces fever.  It has been used to treat dry coughs and upper respiratory infections.

This herb acts as a tonic for the liver.  It relieves pain and depression, while reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as fat cell production.  It also helps lower fevers.  It has been used to treat lung congestion, angina pain, hepatitis, prolapsed-organ and eruptive diseases.

Blue Citrus
This fruit has expectorant actions.  It contains bioflavonoids which strengthen connective tissues and capillaries.  Citrus Peel is also an expectorant that thins mucus while increasing its production.  It is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.  It reduces muscle spasms and enhances blood circulation.  It has been used to treat cough, colds, fever and bronchitis.

Schizandra Fruit
This fruit increases blood circulation while decreasing blood pressure.  It quickens the body’s response to stress, increases endurance, and improves contraction of cardiac muscles.  It has been used to treat heart palpitation, asthma and shallow breathing.

This is a general tonic that strengthens digestion and increases blood pressure.  It is antiseptic and anti-spasmodic.

This herb acts as an expectorant by thinning mucus and promoting its production.  It aids digestion, absorbs toxins, and relieves muscle spasms. It has been used to treat sinus congestion, bronchitis, tuberculosis, croup, sore throat and asthma.

This familiar herb is an expectorant with very soothing actions on inflamed membranes.  It also increases digestion, balances blood sugar, and reduces inflammation.  It has been used to treat colds, coughs, fatigue, dry lungs and sore throat.

Suggested Use
For respiratory weakness it is suggested to take 2-3 capsules three times daily. Also available in a TCM concentrate where the dose is 1 capsule twice daily.

Questionnaire to determine if you would do well using LH-C for a weakened Metal
Chronic lung infections                                                 
Frequent colds and flu                                                  
Pallor (pale and sickly looking)                                                   
Tightness in chest                                                           
Feeble speaking (soft or low voice)                                                          
Dry cough                                                           
Excessive perspiration or night sweats                                                   
Shortness of breath
Phlegm problems            
Pale tongue                                                       
Repressed or deep-seated grief                                                
Aloof and emotionally distant                                                    
Unable to cry or express sadness
Painful breathing
Pain in the ribs
Arm numbness
Cloudy thinking


The Characteristics of LH-C
Tonifies the Chi
It enhances the energy and circulation of the upper body.
Serves as a decongestant and expectorant for lung and sinus congestion
It cleanses the lungs of debris and pollutants
It ventilates the lungs
Restores a sense of power and strength
It clears out emotions of grief and sadness
It strengthens the person who is overcome with grief.
It will deepen and strengthen breathing
It contributes to voice power to help people become more powerful and clear
It enhances the improvement of posture.
Normalizes lung functions
Moistens the dryness
Aids in utilization of nutrients.

Specific Instructions for weak diseased lungs:
Have a smoothie twice a day
Ultimate Green zone 1 scoop
Solstic Energy 
Take 3 LH-C twice a day; high energy nutrition for healing the lungs
Take 4 AL-C twice a day to dissolve the mucus
Take 4 Cat's Claw twice a day.