Monday, October 27, 2008
The use of fresh ginger root to treat and reverse skin hypopigmentation and mild forms of vitiligo
I was sitting at my orthodontist's chair when my orthodontist's assistant, who was doing some work in my mouth, said: "You have discoloration on your chin, I see." "Here it comes again," I thought. "One more comment about my hypo. As if I needed a reminder," I thought. "Yep," I replied. "I've had it for 12 years." "Wow, that's a long time," she said. "My mother and I have it too, but we got it under control," she said. I immediately 'jumped' out of the chair and took a look at her face. Not one sign of discoloration. "HOW DID YOU GET RID OF IT?" I asked. "Well," she said, "I was on treatment for years and years without success. The latest technology on the market is a cleaning solution that I was supposed to use to clean the area first. That solution cost me about $300. After I prepared the affected area with the solution, I was supposed to put on a cream which cost me about $1,000 a tube. I'm not using that anymore." "LET ME BUY IT FROM YOU!" I exclaimed. I had gone to the dermatologist a couple of times recently, and the outcome couldn't have been more disappointing. My latest prescription had been the least effective of all, so I was very happy to hear about something new. "Let me have it," I said. "WAIT," she exclaimed. "You didn't let me finish. I could sell you the tube for half of what I paid, but that would be unfair to you. The truth is: it doesn't work," she continued. "I have had vitiligo all my life. It's genetic. I got it from my mother. I have tried EVERYTHING on the market, and so did my mother. I was tired of spending all my money in expensive, useless prescriptions. I decided to try something different. I was referred by a friend to an old Chinese man who practices alternative medicine from his home. He told me to start using the juice of fresh ginger roots on my vitiligo." That's when I interrupted her. I didn't want her to change the subject. I told her I could give her cash for her used prescription tube. She yelled: "YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!" I just told you what to do. I just told you the prescription doesn't work. I am telling you what works. I am sharing precious information with you. Listen to my words. Go to the supermarket, to the refrigerated produce section. Buy fresh ginger roots. Go home and wash the roots to rinse off soil and chemicals. Cut off a slice of the root and pass it over the discolored areas. Do not rub! When that slice dries out, cut another slice and do the same thing again. Do that everyday. Don't forget. You can also do it a couple of times a day. You DO NOT need to go out in the sun (I used to hate that part of the treatment.) You DO NOT need the ultraviolet sessions (I could never afford this.) You can QUIT everything else you're using," she said. "Quit the pills. For about a dollar a week's worth of ginger roots you can get rid of your hypopigmentation. I got the color back on my entire face, and my mother got her vitiligo under control on her entire body. I am so grateful to the old man for telling me this. Try it. Try it, and then tell me."