The story from ZhongZhou Ointment
A Chapter from the book “Unbelievable cures & medicines from China”
The story about Professor Zhao Zhongzhou and his ZhongZhou ointment.
Temporarily or permanently, some130 million Chinese and countless other millions worldwide. Unlike mostWestern doctors, Zhao Zhongzhou believes the sole cause of the complaint to be a parasite called demodex.
Eradicating its infestation of facial habitats, he stresses, is the essential step to give people blemish-freecomplexions.
Over the centuries, physicians have offered many theories to explain spotty faces, ranging from eating too much chocolate,
greasy food, citrus fruits etc. but the stubborn red swellings and infections remain on many their faces, whatever thy try.
Zhao Zhongzhou is believed to be one of the first doctors in the world who is capable of eliminating spots wherever they might be, after identifying the sole culprit: a parasite called demodex.
Zhao, 80 years old by now has 40 years’ experience as a surgeon, initially in the People’s Liberation Army, then in a hospital, he invented Zhongzhou Ointment and is now the chairman of the board of directors of Kunming Zhongzhou Pharmaceutical CorporationLimited, based in Kunming, capital ofsouthwest China’s Yunnan Province.
With an invention patent granted by China’sState Patent Office, the ointment wiped acne off the faces from 93.46 % of 107 patients who took part in a clinical test in 1985-86.
Now, more than 100 acne rosacea clinics have opened in China. They exclusively use Zhongzhou Ointmentfor treating the ailment.
A number of dermatologists working in the clinics say that many of their patients had suffered for 20 years or more from acarodermatitis, and had tried every medicinal ointment touted as being a cure, but to no avail.
Their symptoms subsided only after they used Zhongzhou Ointment. A survey of 2,723 acne cases, conducted at the Hospital Affiliated with the Military Medicine Academy in Beijing, No.2 Hospital Affiliated with the Shenyang Medica lCollege
and six other clinics around the country, between March 1986 andOctober 1992, revealed an improvement rate of 99,7 % and a cure rate of 93,39 %.
At a clinic in Zhangzhou,in southeast China’s Fujian Province, the cure rate was as high as 96,22 %.
Xiong Heping of the Xi’an Bakery and Confectionery in Shaanxi Province says that he used to have a red face covered with acne.
“I was very worried, I visited a number of hospitals in Xi’an and used dozens of bottles of a medicine said to be effective for acne rosacea, but I stayed spotty” Xiong says.
After using a few bottles of ZhongzhouOintment in the fall of 1991, however, only two small red spots were left beside his nose. He felt sure that they would disappear if he continued to use the ointment. “ZhongzhouOintment is miraculous” he proclaims.
The ointment consists of many Chinese and Western medicines such as sulphur, zinc oxide and Java brucea. It acts as a kind of germicide to kill the demodex. “More often than not, most of the demodex will be killed within a month” Zhao says.
Aside from killing demodex, reducing inflammation and calm down the itch the ointment also moistens the skin.
After several weeks’ use, patients canusually look in the mirror and see an unblemished facial appearance which they may have missed for years or even decades.
Since the ointment is hormone free and contains no poisonous substances such as lead, benzene or mercury, its long term use will have no detrimental or side effects and its ingredientsare non addictive.
Zhao says that acarodermatitis is a persistent aliment that many people suffer from throughout their lives.
Due to the fact that few doctors recognize that demodex mites are the only cause of these skin problems many people remain devoid of healing.
Over the past few years, Zhao says,researchers from many countries including the United States, New Zealand,Australia and China have been investigating the incidence of demodicidosis among the population, What they found was a conformity,
each country reported an infection rate of approximately 60 % while the rate of skin problems, mostly through contagion, was around 10 %. As for rosacea alone, one of the two ailments caused by acarodermatitis, the occurrence rate was 2,44 percent.
“That means 130 million Chinese people are suffering from acarodermatitis and 30 million of them have red noses” Zhao says. “That is why I believe my work is so important”
The Parasite Demodex is usually 100 – 300 microns long. In simple terms it is smaller thanthe tiniest insect but bigger than a germ. There are two types, the long and theshort.
Parasitizing the sebaceous glands and at an appropriate temperature, demodexes reproduce a new generation every 15 days. The adult demodex die soon after the reproduction and their bodies liquidate inside the sebaceous glands.
Since demodex mites spend all their lives inside the sebaceous glands, they physically and chemically affect the skin, reducing its immune competence, and causing allergic reactions in some parts of skin tissues,where red spots (acne) breaks out.
This is sometimes known as adolescent acne for obvious reasons. “If not treated properly with correct medication, the inflammation will reoccur, In more serious cases, the epidermis, or the appearance of skin will be permanently injured, scars resembling the texture of orange skin will be left, hair follicle pores will be enlarged, and the skin will become thicker due to hyperplasia. Sometimes,the inflammation even leads to superfluous tumors or lumps, and red nose” Zhao explains.
What hinders the permeation of medicineis is the membrane enclosing the eggs of demodex mites. Therefore,patients are required to apply the ointment continuously, without any intervals, until a sebum test shows negative, which indicates a ful lrecovery Zhao says.
Generally, he says, victims of superficial demodex rosacea caused by the long demodex mites should use the ointment for 60 – 80 days, while patients of deep demodex rosacea caused by the short demodex mites should use the medicine for 90 – 120 days.
The use of the ointment must go on to the end, even if the symptoms or inflammation disappears two to three weeks after first using the ointment.
Those who are found to have demodex mites in their skin but do not yet suffer from acarodermatitis may effectively prevent themselves from contracting the disease by applyingthe ointment.
Zhao says he started to think about finding a way to cure this skin disorder on the battleground of the war in Korea (1950 – 53) “I was a surgeon in the Chinese People’s Volunteers in North Korea, a friendof mine, an officer, had a red nose,
he earnestly appealed to me for help, I said I will try” He recalls. After numerous failures, Zhao developed an ointment that contained both traditional Chinese herbs and Western medicines, and in a few months, he was delighted to find it cured hiscomrade of the rosacea.
“That was back in 1956” Zhao says. “I was fairly young and curious. I asked myself, why not try the ointment on others and see if it also is a cure?"
So he did, from 1956 – 76, his cure rate remained about 80 %, while the total rate of his ointment being effective to a reasonable degree approached 100 %.
After demobilization in 1976, Zhao worked as a doctor and deputy director of Hospital No. 153 under the Ministry of Weaponry Industry. A worker in his 30s asked Zhao to ridhim of rosacea, Zhao did it successfully. The worker was so pleased that he toldthe story to everyone he met. More and more sufferers sought the same treatment.
Zhao worked to improve his ointment and enhancing its cure rate.By 1984, Zhao’s treatment was in such high demand that he opened a special clinic in his hospital where he treated the sufferers of acarodermatitison Wednesdays and Fridays.
Before he retired in 1989, Zhao prepared his ointment in the dispensary of the hospital. His retirement however, terminated that privilege. He had to think of finding a manufacturer and In 1990, Zhao signed a contract withthe Xinxiang People’s Pharmaceutical Factory based in Xinxiang, Henan Province. The ointment was named “FuMan Ke Xing” witch means “Killer of demodexes” In September 1993, the ointment was aproved by a panel of medical experts in Henan Provincial Public Health Bureau.
One year later, Zhao set up Zhongzhou Pharmaceutical Company Limited in Kunming. Having improved the production of the ointment, he renamed it Zhongzhou Ointment.
Zhao was a voluntary expert donating his ointment to those who needed it during Beijing’s staging of the Asian Games in 1990. In August 1991, the International Congress of New Drug Development in Seoul, South Korea, invited Zhao to present his thesis,
Instruction "of Zhao Zhongzhou’s Ointment for Acne Rosacea” The congress granted him an official product number of (91) P.D.-7 for his ointment. In 1993, the ointment won a gold medal at the Fair of New Science and Technology Results and Patent Technology and Products, sponsored by the State Science and Technology Commission.
In 1994, Zhao’s ointment won another gold at the Fifth Asian and Pacific International Trade Fair.
Zhao feels it critical to stress that acarodermatitis is not a hereditary disease. “It is contagious” Zhao emphasizes. New-born babies have no demodex mites, they get it only after constant contact with infected persons, for example by kissing, or sharing towels,
He complains that prevention is neglected due to ignorance. “Doctors should tell people how to avoid being infected” Zhao’s target for 1997 is to turn out two million boxes of his ointment, and gain gross sales of 60 million Yuan (US$ 7,2 Million).
It’s a means to an end, to wipe out all acne.