Posted by: Maff on Nov 14, 2008
I have been surprisingly impressed with LifeWave patches in the past. I have tried the Energy Enhancer patch for increased energy and stamina, the Silent Nights patch for improved sleep and the Glutathione patch and found them all to have powerful beneficial effects.
When trying the Glutathione patch previously I used a standard placement on the body recommended in the accompanying booklet. Since glutathione is the body's major antioxidant and promotes detoxification the LifeWave literature warns that the wearer may "experience detoxification symptoms such as a sore throat, headache, fatigue or nausea."
This is exactly what I experienced the first few times I wore the patches. Within 15 minutes of placing the patch on my body I experienced nausea, headache, and a toxic/flu-like feeling which I took as a sign that the patch was working as intended - raising glutathione levels in my body and mobilizing toxins for excretion.
LifeWave claim that the Glutathione patch increases blood glutathione levels by 300% in 24 hours. I would love to put this to the test personally and have blood levels monitored. I'm sure many readers would be interested in the results of this testing as much as I would so if I am able to get it done I will post an update here.
I haven't used the Glutathione patches for a while mainly due to cost and wanting to use my cash to try other things. However, after learning a little more about the LifeWave patches and how they work by stimulating acupuncture points on the body I decided it would be worth trying the Glutathione patch again but this time placing it on an acupuncture point directly related to the liver.
I have suffered from pretty bad liver toxicity for years as a result of gut dysbiosis (fungal and bacterial) and increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome). I experience symptoms including pale stools, jaundice, abdominal pain, headaches, flu-like feelings, fatigue and mood distubances. Liver testing has shown elevated GGT supporting the idea that I have an increased toxic load on the liver. GGT can be elevated by drinking alcohol or taking pharmaceutical drugs but I had done neither for years at the time of testing.
I have found a number of herbs which benefit my liver function including Tribulus terrestris, ginseng, guduchi and schizandra. The improvement in all symptoms when I take these herbs are associated with my stools returning to a normal deep brown colour.
So starting today I am using the LifeWave Glutathione patch again but this time placing it on an acupuncture point known as LV3 or its Chinese name Tai Chong which translates as 'Great Surge'. LV3 is used to directly stimulate the liver meridian.
Testamonials elsewhere on the internet from LifeWave Glutathione patch users suggest placing the patches on this acupuncture point can greatly improve liver function (presumably by elevating liver glutathione specifically). So I will now put this to the test myself and report back with my findings...
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About: Matthew Hogg ("Maff")
Diagnosed with M.E./chronic fatigue syndrome aged only 11 years old and subsequently associated illnesses including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Despite his own struggles he has constantly sought to educate and support others suffering from such "invisible illnesses" through his website, The Environmental Illness Resource. He fully recovered from MCS using his own approach and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Health.