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    Guys, has anyone had any experience of Chinese medicine. My some has been suffering for years with bad verrucas, nothing seems to get rid of them, he has had many treatments and even minor surgery on them but they don't go. Someone suggested Chinese medicine and so I wanted to see if you guys had any experience, thanks.
     
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    I've had Chinese medicine in Thailand before but I'm a bit sceptical as to what is put into their medicines.
    The very fact they eat anything that moves makes me wary.
    "Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
    Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing" comes to mind.

    My son had a couple that were only removed finally with freezing with liquid nitrogen.
    Not nice as it destroys the surrounding skin as well.
     
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    As kids my step sister and I both had them treated. Hers were frozen. Took a few treatments. Mine were burnt off with 2 bits of wire attached in a Heath Robinson fashion to a car battery charger. The doctor used a MASSIVE needle to inject my big toe. It was so big it looked like a cast iron soil stack sliced off at a 45 angle. Fair play to the doctor; as he was wielding it he looked at me and said " I'm not going to tell you it won't hurt". Did the job, a smell of burnt flesh, some neat circular holes, never came back.
     
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    it sounds racist but since you ask,
    the Chinese are histoically unreliable and prioritise revenues over pretty much all else.
    We have experience of Chinese medical practices here and China.

    My advice be very synical, better still stay away.
     
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    It does, and that is some generalisation.
     
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    I had them in my yoof.
    Had acid treatments and then liquid nitrogen. Even had one removed by scapal.
    During the liquid nitrogen treatments, in conversation with the nurse, she said that they were a viral infection which you will become immune to eventually.
    I stopped the painful treatment at that point and soon after nevered bothered by them again.
    Never been to China though, but it is on my bucket list.
     
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    I'll try and explain my brief comments.
    In China on a tour to the Wall we were taken to a health centre as part of the China experience.
    We were both diagnosed for ailments. In fairness they were pretty good with mine and suggested a course of treatments for about £160, the guide was willing to help financially for those that didn't carry enough cash. I declined saying I hadn't the cash and didn't wish to loan it. So they said £80 worth would do, then £40.
    My better half was offered a concoction that would assist in eternal good looks, reducing the ageing process.
    My lady was taken by this as she believes in magical witch doctor stuff.

    Before returning home I had concern that she would be taking unknown chemical type stuff across borders, the excuse "they said it was good", or "I didn't know" would only sound foolish and feasably could mean jail time. I consulted Google, the search results were scary. Experiences of illegal content and even content that was plain unhealthy at best. Of course what was in ours was unknown so may have been harmless / useless.

    A few years later my lady suggested I aproach an accupunture specialist locally for summat else. £280 up front for a concotion that needed to be boiled for 20 minutes each week, and a course of needles. My being unimpressed the course was reduced in length and cost, and as I wouldn't stump up on the spot payment each week became acceptable. 2 weeks in my cynicism won through.

    My comment of 'unreliable' is more due to gear bought via eBay. Cheap to buy, I've learnt to accept that any questions to a seller will get a positive result, the kit is 'generally' less reliable than named brands.
     
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    You probably looked into this , but did you check out c b d oil.
    I have a brother who’s hanging on much longer than the consultants expected with cancer he is taking c b d in quite high doses.
     
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    For verrucas?
     
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    Acupuncture works, on animals at least. Witnessed at my vet's surgery. Animals now nothing of the placebo affect.
    Chinese medicine, for a viral infection? Walk away...
     
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    Both of my little ones had them on their feet. We’ve tried treatments with different gels and creams but only when we treated them with Scholl verruca freeze they started to dissapear. You just have to be careful not to apply on surrounding healthy skin and everything will be fine. For the older we had to repeat three times, but the little one had only one treatment. Depending on the size of a verruca. The instructions on a packaging are spot on so just follow it.
     
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    CBD oil and Warts. ... CBD has been used to treat a wide scope of medical conditions for decades. However, it is recently coming to light that CBD can successfully treat skin conditions
     
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    Have had acupuncture a number of times for sciatica, works for me. But Chinese medicines would never consider taking anything ! Do not trust them, in any sphere of life!
     
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    I really appreciate all your comments. I'll look into a few things that have been mentioned and will let you know, thanks.
     
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    Isn't there a cure that involves tin foil?
     
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    There is one using gaffer tape
     
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    Yeah, he has done all of those. He had one treatment that was called needling, not much fun. It's so hard because it's causing him quite emotional upset being as they are quite bad. I hope we can find something that works.
     
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    I think acupuncture can work because it creates a small injury where the needle is inserted which increases blood flow to the area.
     
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    I recall picking up one in Puerto Banus in 1976, I'm sure my Mum put some kind of black liquid on it which stained my tennis socks for a while.
     
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