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Jul 15, 2020


Ganoderma lucidum is mild-natured and non-toxic, but why do some people feel “uncomfortable” when they first take Ganoderma lucidum?

“Discomfort” is mainly reflected in gastrointestinal discomfort, abdominal distension, constipation, dry mouth, dry pharynx, the bubbling of the lips, rash and itching of the skin. Most of these symptoms are mild.

Professor Lin Zhibin said in the book "Lingzhi", from Mystery to Science” that if the consumer feels “uncomfortable” to take Ganoderma lucidum, he or she can continuously take Ganoderma lucidum. During the continuous medication, the symptoms will gradually disappear and there is no need to discontinue the drug. Clinical tests also show that taking Ganoderma lucidum has no obvious effect on the function of important organs such as heart, liver and kidney. This is consistent with “being mild-natured and non-toxic” of Ganoderma lucidum described in ancient books of traditional Chinese medicine. [Part of the above content is excerpted from Lin Zhibin's "Lingzhi, from Mystery to Science"]

In fact, in traditional Chinese medicine, this phenomenon is called the “Ming Xuan reaction”.

A Ming Xuan Reaction can be understood as a detoxification reaction, a regulatory response, an effective response and an improvement reaction. The time for a person with different constitutions to develop a  Ming Xuan reaction is not necessarily the same. However, the Ming Xuan reaction is temporary. Don’t worry if you have such a response, it will naturally alleviate and disappear after a short time.

It is important to understand the Ming Xuan reaction. For example, the body has improved with the correct method of treatment and began to rule out the disease. Because the patient does not understand the Ming Xuan reaction of the body, thinking that it is a disease recurrence and giving up. It is a pity to miss the best chance for recovery.

How to judge that the symptoms of physical discomfort are not the deterioration of the body but the Ming Xuan reaction that appears when the body improves?

1. Short duration
Usually after Ganoderma lucidum is taken for a week or two, the discomfort will disappear.

2. The spirit gets better and the body is comfortable
If it is a physical reaction caused by Ganoderma lucidum, in addition to the uncomfortable reaction itself, it should be better in various aspects such as spirit, sleep, appetite and physical strength and the patient will not be weak and will feel refreshed; if the patient has loose bowels due to taking poor quality Ganoderma lucidum, the body will become weaker and weaker, so he must stop taking it and seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

  1. The index is abnormal but the body is comfortable

Some patients with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high blood fat or cancer, after eating Ganoderma lucidum, they feel much more comfortable, but the relevant indicators of the disease  rise instead of falling. This is also the conditioning process of Ganoderma lucidum. By continuing to eat Ganoderma lucidum for two or three months, the indicators will gradually move closer to normal. [The above content is excerpted from Wu Tingyao's "Lingzhi, Ingenious beyond Description", P82-P84]

How to respond to the reaction arising from eating Ganoderma lucidum?

When the body has an uncomfortable reaction due to eating Ganoderma, if it is an existing or former illness, there is basically no need to worry; if it is a new symptom that never occurs, it is necessary to see a doctor and do an examination, because sometimes Ganoderma will expose the disease early hidden in the body.

Ganoderma lucidum can make hidden lesions appear, it sounds very mysterious, but Ms. Xie, who was interviewed in 2010, had a similar experience. She took Ganoderma lucidum because of infertility. She only ate Lingzhi for a few days. At first, her existing headache and dizziness became worse. She even fell unconscious several times and was sent to the hospital. Later she had nosebleeds for no reason. Upon examination, it was discovered that at the age of 32, she had both nasopharyngeal cancer and ovarian tumors.

She did not treat nasopharyngeal cancer, but she had an ovarian tumor removed and continued to eat Ganoderma lucidum. After 9 months, the two cancer indicators fell to normal, and after another 2 years, she became pregnant with twins. If she had not eaten Ganoderma lucidum, she might have to rewrite her life.

——Wu Tingyao’s Private Words

Generally, people who are older, weak and sick are more likely to have uncomfortable reactions after eating Reishi Mushroom. Therefore, it is recommended that such people adhere to the principle of “increasing gradually” in terms of dosage, from the most basic recommended amount to day by day or week by week to avoid excessively strong symptoms that make the body unbearable. [The above content is excerpted from Wu Tingyao's "Lingzhi, Ingenious beyond Description", P85-P86]

1.” Ming Xuan Reaction of Traditional Chinese Medicine”, Baidu Personal Library, 2016-03-17.