Recently, a piece of news be published on social media Facebook and Twitter about helping children with ichthyosis for free worldwide named “Saving Ichthyosis Patients Operation 2021”. This is a public welfare activity launched by a Chinese ichthyosis research institute jointly with a charity from China.
Ichthyosis is a rare genetic skin disease with a 4‰ incidence rate worldwide. Skin, as the biggest organ of our body, but be seriously damages the normal sweat and metabolic function by ichthyosis. Therefore the patient’s skin appears at different degrees of dry peeling, keratosclerosis hardening, and the skin is covered with brown scales, which is common in human limbs. Those severe patients with thickening dark scales and full of the whole body, which seriously affects not only the normal life but also even the metabolism of kidney and other organs, also do harmful to the health of those severe patients.
According to symptoms, mode of inheritance and onset time, there are four main types of ichthyosis: Ichthyosis vulgaris, X-linked ichthyosis, Lamellar ichthyosis and Bullous ichthyosis.
The most attractive aspect of this event from China is not the number of children they plan to help, but the fact that they have 30,000 cases of treatment worldwide, with a very high efficiency and cure rate. At present, it is difficult to cure rare skin diseases such as ichthyosis, and even the improvement is not obvious. So what medical methods did this institution use to achieve so many cases? With this question, we contacted the ichthyosis research institute in China.
According to the institute, the best way to treat ichthyosis is to change the genes that cause it. However, in the current technological and legal conditions, there are many uncertainties to achieve this goal. Through their nearly 20 years of research and more than 30,000 cases, they found that the origin of fish scales skin is mainly caused by lesions in skin cells. The growth cycle of normal skin cells is 28 days, while the growth cycle of ichthyosis skin cells is only 3-5 days. Therefore, changing the cell growth environment and allowing the cells to resume a 28-day growth cycle determines whether ichthyosis can be completely cured.
“Zhangjian Therapy” is a method of fumigation with Chinese herbal medicine. It starts with removing epidermal scales, and then dredges the clogged or atrophied sweat glands, sebaceous glands and hair follicles on the skin, allowing repair factors in the bath powder and the pure plants skin care products penetrate into the basal layer of the skin to improve the cell growth environment, thereby enhancing the normal growth cycle of skin cells. This method could remove the scales on the skin quickly,and also solve the problem of scales regeneration from the source of the disease. It is learned that Zhangjian Therapy has obtained patented technology protection in China and the United States, and has been approved by FDA, and is currently undergoing CE certification in Europe.
The “Zhangjian Therapy” from China for the treatment of ichthyosis has just entered the international market. It is hoped that this therapy can help patients who suffer from ichthyosis, especially for more children to have a happy childhood.
If your child is suffering from ichthyosis, please visit the link below.
Activity link: https://www.chinaichthyosis.com/activity/
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