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Do you have any information about Avascular Necrosis
Avascular necrosis (also called osteonecrosis,
aseptic necrosis, or ischemic
bone necrosis) is a disease that results from the
temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone.
When blood supply is cut off, the bone tissue dies and
the bone collapses. If avascular necrosis occurs near a
joint, collapse of the joint surface may occur.
Avascular necrosis may occur in any bone, but most
commonly occurs in the ends of a long bone. It may
affect one bone, several bones at one time, or different
bones at different times. Although avascular necrosis
may affect both genders and all age groups, it
most-commonly occurs to people in their 30s and 40s.
What causes avascular necrosis?
Avascular necrosis may be the result of: traumatic
causes - injury, fracture, or damage to blood vessels
non-traumatic causes - long-term use of medications,
such as corticosteroids, or excessive, long-term use of
Several Chinese herbs have been used to treat avascular
necrosis. They include:
Astragalus membranaceous - root
Carthamus tinctoria - flower
Angelica sinensis - root
Since this involves the bones and the blood circulation,
I would also look at burdock and dandelion for the blood
and nettle, and oats for the bones. Making a tea or a
tincture of these herbs will provide the easiest method
If it were me I would gargle with them.