Blood Disorders

Blood is the fluid that is circulated by our heart through our vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to our cells while transporting waste materials away from all body tissues.

Blood consists of 3 main types of cells, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.   All these cells are suspended in a fluid called blood plasma which contains proteins and is yellow in color.  


The generalized function of these cells are:

Red Blood Cells - carry oxygen from the lungs to our tissues (hemoglobin) and carbon dioxide away from our cells to the lungs.  

White Blood Cells -   these cells destroy invading pathogens which enter our body.   There are several different types of white blood cells doing the same job but in different ways.

Blood Platelets - also known as a thrombocyte.   These   are non-nucleiated cytoplasmic bodies which promote blood to clot.  


In traditional Chinese medicine, blood disorders will be treated depending on which symptoms the patient presents and not necessarily on the disease they have been given.    

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