HongXing TCM Clinic

Traditional Chinese Medicine Providing Alternative Remedies for Chronic Illness

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a disease that causes small blood vessels to become inflamed. The inflammation usually occurs in the skin, intestines and kidneys, commonly characterised by a purple rash.

Case 1

Date: 3rd March, 1996

Patient: A boy, 11 yrs old

Clinical history: On September 1995, the patient was diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura and Nephrotic Syndrome. He was hospitalised for 55 days, receiving conventional treatment. When he came to the clinic in March 1996, he was taking steroids 35mg/day, he had proteinuria 2+, blood in his stool, purple spotted skin rash and abdominal pain.

He started our TCM remedial therapy On 03/03/1996. On 14/04/1997, his laboratory tests and urinalysis showed normal, he continued for few more months of consolidation therapy, the patient remains healthy to this day.

Case 2

Date: 3rd March, 2009

Patient: A girl, D.O.B. 19/10/1996

Clinical history: On 23/02/2002, the patient developed a bruise on her leg, three days later, she woke up with a puffy eye and late in the evening she complained of abdominal pain. The next day there was a rash of small red dots on her bottom. Her parents took her to the hospital, she was diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura. She was hospitalised for 20 days receiving conventional drugs, but the haematuria and proteinuria persisted after release. Fifteen days later she was hospitalised again; this time a further investigation confirmed she had Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephropathy. She received steroid treatment for 6 months, but her condition didn’t improve. She was later transferred to another hospital for further conventional treatment. This time her condition was under control, her red spots had gone and her urinalysis showed negative of RBC and protein. She was discharged from the hospital. In March of 2003, she relapsed with purple red dots on her body, haematuria 2+, proteinuria 1+. She was hospitalised again and received similar conventional treatment. After 30 days her condition was again under control, she was discharged from the hospital but continued taking the same medication as an outpatient for 9 months, and during this period her condition was stable. Her doctor suggested that she stopped taking the medication. 20 days later, she relapsed again. Over a six year period she was hospitalised on 9 occasions, at three different major hospitals, receiving both conventional and other alternative treatment, without any success.

She started our TCM remedy therapy on 2009 at the age of 13. It took 2 years of treatment to cure her. She is now free of the disease with her laboratory tests and urinalysis returned to normal. For the past two years, prior the start of the winter, she has been taking our remedies for two months, as a preventative treatment. She has remained healthy up until today.