You don’t get better no matter how much medicine you take

Your urine flow is slow

You’re suffering from headaches, shoulder stiffness, and general malaise.

You have nocturia or feel heavy-headed

You’ve been diagnosed with autonomic dystonia

You have less energy

It’s hard for you to remember names

You are getting forgetful.

You have menopause

You now speak only with pronouns such as “that”, “this”, or “those”

You’ve been told that you have high cholesterol

You lose your breath quickly

You use two to three types of hypotension drugs because of high blood pressure

You’ve been recommended drugs for metabolic syndrome

You’re suffering from atopic dermatitis

You’re getting rashes over your body and you don’t know why

The frequency of cancer patients in your family worries you

If you’ve been suffering from inexplicable symptoms and haven’t been able to get the help you needed from modern medicine, please consider bloodletting.

The following are diseases and symptoms that can be treated through bloodletting (phlebotomy) :

  • High blood pressure, angina pectoris, cardiac infarction, cerebral infarction, varicosity, hemorrhoid (basically the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases)

  • Headaches, ear-ringing, hearing difficulties

  • Stiff shoulders

  • Menopause

  • autonomic nerve imbalance

  • Depression

  • Atopic dermatitis

  • Cancer prevention

  • Hepatitis, cirrhosis

  • prostate-gland enlargement

  • ED (erectile dysfunction)

  • Anti-aging

  • Hemochromatosis

I. The facts of bloodletting

Cup-like devices that are in a vacuum like state are placed on the back, shoulders, thighs, and stomach depending on the patient’s symptoms. Vacuum suction will allow the blood to be drawn out. The amount taken out will also depend on the patient’s symptoms, which can range from enough to fill a mug to one forth of that. Patients feel little pain during the procedure.

If it is determined that a person needs larger amounts of bloodletting, about two to two and a half cups of blood will be taken from the deep lingual veins behind the tongue.

II. Sludge Blood

Have you ever heard of the word “sludge blood”? Although Western medicine does not mention this, sludge blood means blood that is thick, murky, and viscous. However, since it sounded so nonmedical, I did not take it seriously at first. The notion of clogged up blood deviates from William Harvey’s theory of the circulation of the blood.

However, once I went through bloodletting, I understood what “sludge blood” was once I saw my own blood. This happened on January 2005 at a hospital in Busan (Pusan) that specializes in traditional Korean medicine. My blood was visibly grimy and had a dark purple color. I couldn’t believe that this blood was actually in my body. It is completely different from the blood taken from the arm for a blood test.

According to the hospital director, who graduated from Kyung Hee University School of Medicine with outstanding grades 30 years ago, bloodletting is the quickest and accurate method to take toxins out of the body. After my bloodletting session, the fatigue around my eyes and the sense of heaviness of my head disappeared and I’ve been in great condition ever since.

After this experience, I’ve started to take patients who are rehabilitating from strokes, have undefined fatigue and complaints, menopause, high blood pressure, atopic dermatitis, autonomic nerve imbalance, ED, prostate-gland enlargement, hepatitis, head-aches, and other problems to this hospital in Busan once a month. All of these patients, without any exceptions, get better and have experienced the impressive effects of bloodletting.

Please observe the deep lingual veins of your tongue, running behind your tongue, in front of the mirror. If you found small varicose veins there, it means that your arteries in the whole body might be considerably hardened. This is a greater dangerous sign or symptom than your blood profile of high cholesterol or LDL. It is said that phlebotomy was done in the ancient Korean Peninsula from these varicose veins to prevent myocardial infarction or stroke beforehand.

III. Why is there no bloodletting in Japan?

Acupuncturists and chiropractors used to practice phlebotomy as a traditional treatment but haven’t been able to do so in recent years since it was outlawed so that only doctors could practice this. However, in Japan, outside of a small group, most doctors do not know the effects of phlebotomy. Doctors who practice modern Western medicine can only use medicines that have many side effects. It is as if phlebotomy fell into an air pocket. Aside from treating hemochromatosis, phlebotomy has been used to treat hepatitis only recently. Even then, many doctors do not even know that phlebotomy is exceptionally effective in preventing hepatitis deteriorating to cirrhosis of the liver and even worsening to liver cancer.

IV. Korea has well established bloodletting

Korea, on the other hand, extensively practices phlebotomy. In Korea, there are doctors that practice traditional Korean medicine and doctors that practice Western medicine. There are also two types of schools to accommodate these two groups. Each student goes to school for 6 years in order to graduate. Both types of doctors have the same social status, and it is up to the patient to choose what type of treatment they will get. Recently, more people have been choosing traditional Korean medicine over modern Western medicine.

Doctors who practice traditional Korean medicine are the ones who also administer phlebotomies. However, this is different from Japan, where doctors who only know Western medicine rapidly try to adopt traditional medicine into their practice. The Korean doctors learn acupuncture, Chinese and Korean traditional medicine, cauterization, along with contemporary biochemistry, physiology, and anatomy for six full years. They are professionals in traditional medicine. Therefore, the phlebotomy administered by Korean doctors specializing in traditional Korean medicine takes into account “pressure points”, as acupuncturists would say, which increases the effectiveness of the treatment.

V. The effects of phlebotomy and supplements

After 30 years of clinical experience, I can guarantee that detoxification and vitamin/mineral supplements will significantly improve most symptoms. Drugs with side effects actually worsen diseases. Even cancer in its early stage can be cured with supplements.

a. High blood pressure

Using an antihypertensive drugs can dull your mind, decrease you energy, and cause problems in your sense of taste. However doctors will never tell you this, since they will not be able to sell anti-hypertensives and will lose money. However, you can help your blood pressure by taking vitamins and minerals, which don’t have any side effects.

Even if you have high blood pressure, you will be fine if your blood vessels don’t break, and conversely, even if you blood pressure is fine, you will be in trouble if your blood vessels are weak. Those whose family has a history of cerebral hemorrhages, angina, myocardial infarctions, diabetes, or aneurysms should be careful. Taking magnesium, taurine, or CoQ10 supplements and drinking one to two cups of fresh vegetable juice (to supplement potassium) will lower your blood pressure without causing any side effects.

Phlebotomy can have astonishing effects on high blood pressure. After abstaining from hypotensive drugs Amlodin (Ca channel blockers) and Captoril, a 65 year old woman with blood pressure of 170-180/140 mmHg was able to significantly lower her blood pressure through phlebotomy of the tongue and fingers and a couple of vitamin and mineral supplements. This, however, lasted for about a year, when the blood pressure rose again. When she got her second phlebotomy, her blood pressure decreased again. In her case, she is able to maintain a healthy blood pressure with one phlebotomy a year, which is a great alternative to taking drugs with many side effects.

On the other hand, there was also a woman, who had blood pressure of 80/50 mmHg, who was able to normalize her blood pressure.

I do not actually know for sure what makes phlebotomy so effective at normalizing blood pressure. However, speaking from experience, as long as it is safe it’s all right. There are many treatment methods that are theoretically supposed to help patients, while in fact they not only have no effects, but also actually hurt the patient because of the side effects. It is the time for modern medicine to research phlebotomy, which has been abandoned as a barbarous treatment for too long.

b. Angina, cardiac and cerebral infractions

Society has depicted cholesterol as the “bad guy” and has administered drugs that lower cholesterol. However, the majority of patients with these diseases have healthy cholesterol levels. In fact, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statin d drugs), the most widely used hyperlipemia drugs in Japan, actually dries up CoQ10 that has an important role in making energy for mitochondria, and is actually harmful to the cardiovascular system. In fact, people 60 years and older who have high cholesterol are less prone to develop cancer or depression and live longer. Although doctors know of this fact, they do not explain it to patients.

Ancient Korean civilizations even used to administer blood-letting to patients with angina or cardiac infarctions in emergencies and blood letting can still be used as a potent prevention method.

Anyone who has had an angina or cardiac and cerebral infraction should get a phlebotomy at once. Taking CoQ10, flaxseed oil, and fish oil and supplementing magnesium, L-carnitine, Vitamin B (especially B3, B6, B12, folate), and Vitamin C are effective at preventing a relapse. Epadel (ethyl ecosapentate), a drug prescribed by many doctors, is made from omega 3 unsaturated fatty acids that come from fish oil and flaxseed oil. If you’ve had angina and are scheduled to get a heart by-pass surgery, you should try phlebotomy at least once before you get the surgery.

c. Varicosis

This is common among women or those whose occupation involves standing for a long time. Butcher’s broom and horse chestnut can be effective. However, aside from surgery, phlebotomy is the best way to treat this condition. Just one phlebotomy session will practically cure it. Try phlebotomy if you have varicosis.

d. Headaches, ringing in the ear, hearing difficulties, and stiff shoulders

Stiff shoulders are terrible, but they can also become the cause of headaches, ear ringing, and hearing difficulties. Phlebotomy is extremely effective in this case as well. Finding the cause of ear ringing and hearing difficulties can be hard to do with modern medicine. In this case, if you do blood letting at pressure points, your conditions can become dramatically better. After that, you will feel much better if you take vitamins and minerals that improve the blood flow. There has been a case where a patient cured hearing difficulties in the left year that lasted for over 30 years.

e. Menopause

During maturity and senescence, women’s ovary’s functions will decrease and they will eventually cease to menstruate. Before this, women tend to get malaises such as dizziness, blushing, sweating, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, backaches, and shoulder stiffness. In Japan, gynecologists are the doctors that say “sludge blood” the most. Gynecology is also the field that uses traditional medicine the most. Therefore, traditional Chinese and Korean medicine is the best way to approach menopause symptoms. There is no other way to effectively and quickly remove the impurities in the blood and treat menopausal symptoms than blood-letting.

 Recently, there have been many doctors that recommend HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). However, never jump on this bandwagon. Normally, the drug administered for HRT is Premarine, a type of estrogen. However, this is a pseudo-estrogen made from the urine of pregnant horses and has numerous side effects. It can even raise a woman’s change of getting ovarian cancer by up to 14% when used over a year. In order to prevent the emergence of ovarian cancer, doctors will prescribe progestin with Premarine, but this progestin is not genuine as well, and will increase the risk of breast cancer (it will also double the risk of getting lung cancer). This is essentially establishing barter between menopausal symptoms and several cancers.

f. Autonomic dystonia

This tends to be subjective as to what causes various symptoms such as headaches, heavy-headedness, chest pain, palpitation, chest pressure, dyshidrosis, cold limb, fatigue, vertigo, breath shortness, fullness in the stomach, and loss of appetite, that often occur in adolescent girls to women in their 40’s. Patients are often prescribed tranquilizers on the basis that Autonomic dystonia is a “disease of the mind”. In addition, it can overlap with menopause, as mentioned before. However, this condition results from an imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves, and cannot be treated with anti-depressants and hormone replacement therapy. Since it doesn’t get treated, doctors will overprescribe, which will result in patients getting worse due to the drug’s side effects, and may even convert to some dubious cults in some cases. However, with phlebotomy treatment that keeps meridians in mind, and in many cases heals patients in a short period of time.

g. Depression

People depend on antidepressants too much. Some people even take 3 to 5 types. On top of that, I rarely see patients who say they get significantly better. If you’ve been prescribed more than 2 types of antidepressants, regard it as strange. The basis of treating depression is to take one type of antidepressant for a set period at a set dose and slowly change the drug by examining the symptoms.

However, before you take antidepressants, detoxify yourself with phlebotomy and the “yellow earth” sauna. Although it is said that depression is caused by serotonin deficiency in the brain, in reality, modern biologists do not fully understand the causes of depression. In the body, PCB, dioxins, environmental hormones (endocrine disrupting chemicals), agrichemicals, pesticides, industrial waste, antiseptics, secondhand smoke, fishes that take in chemicals in the sea, and heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, beryllium, and molybdenum, can enter and accumulate, and can have harmful effects on the cerebral nervous system as well as causing hormonal imbalances. Therefore, patients should detoxify themselves first and, instead of taking SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) such as Prozac, take natural vitamins such as flax seed oil. Antidepressants should only be used after these methods do not work.

I’ve seen a 16 year old, who hadn’t been able to step out of his room for years because taking 2 types of antidepressants and a sleeping pill took away his ability to distinguish between day and night (this is common among people who take antidepressants), fully recover through enteric lactoferrin and phlebotomy.

h. Atopic dermatitis

Put metaphorically, atopic dermatitis can be described as a condition where the toxins in the body try to struggle out of the skin. It is essentially the death throes of the body’s detoxification functions. Therefore, phlebotomy, which has great detoxification effects, is extremely effective.

Skin is a human’s largest organ, with surface area extending up to 1.6 square meters, weighing 3kg, and 9kg if you include the hypodermal tissue. It has the important function of protecting the body from external harms and excreting the toxins in the body through sweat. It is akin to the function of the kidney. Detoxification from saunas made from “yellow earth” (loess) from Busan helps to cure atopic dermatitis. In addition, it also helps people who are abstaining the use of steroids.

Taking flaxseed oil and vitamin C from supplements is effective as well. Patients who used to just repress AD symptoms with an extremely strong steroidal ointment Dermovate (clobetasol propionate) were able to control AD symptoms with phlebotomy, loess sauna, supplements, and either Vaseline or a weak steroid, Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate).

i. Cancer prevention

In some cases unrelated to AD, some people, especially in their mid 40’s, get eczemas that spread over their body and are hard to treat. They find no apparent reason for the skin condition and don’t have allergies. These eczemas are extremely itchy, and no matter how much steroidal ointment or anti-itch medication the conditions don’t get better. This symptom, rather than condition, is sometimes called senile dermal pruritus (since it is literally a symptom where the elderly have itchy skin). It can also be diagnosed as senile atopic dermatitis. Either way, the “correct” name is irrelevant since doctors do not really know its causes.

In this case, it is safe to say that the eczemas are evidence to a cancer in its early stages or a sign of cancer that can appear in a few years. There is already a bad irregularity in the body and the eczemas are a warning signal. This irregularity is related to the immune system and can often lead to cancer for the elderly. The eczemas do not appear as a precursor to cardiovascular diseases such as angina, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction, and cerebral hemorrhages. With diabetes patients, the eczemas tend to be athletes foot, and not senile dermal pruritus. In addition, you should be cautious if you’ve been getting cold sores frequently. It points to a weakened immune system that allows virus-induced illnesses to occur more easily. When the immune system gets weaker, people, especially with a family history with cancer, should be careful.

There was a 68 year-old male patient who suffered from eczemas over his back and lower legs. His skin was incredibly itchy and no matter how much ointment he got from the dermatologist the itch would not stop. There was no conclusive cause. He also worked as a driver, so not being able to sleep enough given the long hours on the job. His father died of lung cancer. I instinctively thought that he might be showing precursory symptoms of cancer and recommended that he go to a hospital that practiced traditional Korean medicine in Busan for blood letting and the loess sauna. He went to Busan twice and took the vitamins and herbs that I prescribed him. Now he’s improved so that after he drives long distances, he only gets a small number of eczemas. When I first met him, his face was very dark as in any sick person, but now he has a healthy blush. He will be completely cured with a final visit to Busan.

Those with a family history of cancer should do bloodletting or go to the loess sauna at least once every one to two years. It is extremely hard to cure cancer that has become big enough to be noticed on an X-ray photo. If you get health examinations that can cause explosions such as chest roentgenography and CT scans, wouldn’t it be more logical to get phlebotomy, which prevents and treats diseases, every year instead?

j. Hepatitis

Hepatitis B and C, in particular, will degenerate into liver cirrhosis and even liver cancer if untreated. When excess iron accumulates in the liver, the deterioration of liver cirrhosis to liver cancer will be accelerated, but phlebotomy will remove the excess iron from the blood. This fact has finally been accepted by Western medicine, but still the area undergoing phlebotomy differs between traditional Korean medicine and Western medicine. Korean medicine will phlebotomize from the skin surrounding the shoulder blades. However, Western medicine will phlebotomize from the median cubital vein, located in the inner elbow and is usually used for intravenous injections. The former obviously has better results.

When patients with hepatitis or the hepatitis virus carriers are examined, the area under the shoulder blades is slightly swelled. This is where the impurities in the blood from hepatitis accumulate. I remember being impressed with traditional Oriental medicine after seeing some cases at a hospital that practiced traditional Korean medicine in Busan. This never gets taught at a medical school in Japan simply because Western medicine doesn’t permit these observations. It is presumptuous to say that Hippocrates was the “father of medicine” if you consider the depth of Oriental medicine.

k. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Stop before you get surgery! Surgery should be your final option. To those who will get surgery for prostatic hyperplasia, have you heard of the chance of impotence and urinary inconsistence after getting surgery?

Trans-urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)13.6%
Trans-urethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP)11.7%
Abdominal Prostatectomy16~32%

These three are the most common surgery procedures. As you can see, at least one in every ten patients, perhaps even one in every three in bad cases, become impotent after surgery. Trans-urethral resection of the prostate is a standard surgery where the length of hospitalization is short and is a procedure that is widely practiced in Japan. However, after the surgery, there are many cases of “urine spills”, or involuntary urination. Although this varies to a certain extent, in the worst cases some patients will need diapers their whole life.

I won’t disapprove these surgeries. However, if you are going to get surgery, do phlebotomy first. Avoid surgeries with adverse effects as much as you can or delay it (it is possible to delay it for five to ten years) so you can retain your manhood. Surgery should be your final option.

Phlebotomy for prostatic hyperplasia and ED (erectile dysfunction) in the next section differs from other phlebotomy methods. An extremely thin needle used for acupuncture is inserted in the glans of the penis at a depth of only 0.1 mm and takes out the “sludge blood”. The needle gets taken out quickly, so there is little pain involved. It only feels like its been slightly scratched. There is no method as good as this one to take out the grimy and sludge blood in the cavernous body of the penis. Simply put, it is a straightforward procedure. Since the needle is so thin there are no scars and patients can even have sex after 4 to 5 hours. There is no way you can get aftereffects associated with prostate removing surgeries such as impotence and involuntary urination. It is an extremely safe procedure. This method cannot be called barbaric. Try searching “Transurethral Resection of the Prostate” on the internet. Read the descriptions on and Wikipedia. It says, “A large triple lumen catheter is inserted through the urethra ――”. In addition, this takes up to 60 to 90 minutes! Which one is more barbaric; this, or a procedure where thin needles are placed in the surface of the glans of the penis that lasts only a few minutes? The answer goes without saying.

Furthermore, saw palmetto berry extract, beta sitosterol, and zinc supplements can be used to treat the symptoms of prostatic hyperplasia such as urination difficulty, urinary retention, urinary urgency, and frequent urination without causing any complications with urination and erections. I fully recommend this special phlebotomy treatment administered at the traditional Korean medicinal hospital at Busan.

l. Erectile Dysfunction

The same phlebotomy methods mentioned above are used to treat ED.

You are not sick from other diseases. Your job is going well and so are your relationships. You’ve tried numerous ED drugs such as Viagra, Levitra, Cialis. Although your wife or girlfriend may not be the most gorgeous person in the world, she is attractive enough. Even then, you can’t get an erection. What is causing this?

Often “unclean blood” accumulates in the network of vessels in the cavernous body of the penis in these cases. First, I will briefly explain the mechanisms behind erections.

Arousal → NO (nitric oxide) gas, using L-arginine as a substrate with synthetic enzymes, gets released from the non-adrenergic non-cholinergic nerve and the endothelial cell of spongy body of penis → soluble guanylyl cyclase gets activated → Cyclic GMP is produced → intracellular Ca concentration decreases → corpus cavernosum smooth muscle becomes flaccid → arterial blood flows into the corpora cavernosa → erection

Although it seems simple, it actually involves numerous complex chemical processes. Basically, due to arousal, the calcium ion concentration in the corpus cavernosum decreases, the muscles of the corpus cavernosum loosen, and blood flows in, which causes an erection. Viagra works by prolonging the decrease in calcium ion levels.

However, even if you use viagra to loosen the corpus cavernosum muscles to ease its blood flow, as long as you have grimy blood in the corpus cavernosum, the blood needed for erections will not flow in. Therefore, even if you use viagra you still won’t get erections. This is why you should get bloodletting to fix your “unclean blood”.

In addition, by taking herbal supplements such as Tribulus terrestris that naturally help the body produce testosterone, you will definitely regain the vigor you had in your youth. Consequently, this treatment method is extremely effective for men in their andropausal state. I’ve gotten this procedure myself and I can attest to its fabulous effectiveness.

m. Hemochromatosis

Although this is a rare disease among Japanese, for those with Western European ancestry, almost one in 200 get this hereditary disease. This is a disease where iron gets over absorbed and accumulates in the body. It develops when people are in their 30’s. Treatment for this condition is very simple; phlebotomy. You only need to do phlebotomy until your ferritin levels normalize.
However, the problem is that most doctors do not realize that their patients have this disease. There are some bad cases where patients do not get an accurate examination for 3 years since the symptoms are so comprehensive, such as joint pain (often confused with rheumatism), abnormalities with the functions of the liver (often confused with liver cirrhosis), fatigue (often confused with chronic fatigue syndrome), abnormal cardiac rhythm (often confused with cardiovascular diseases), glycosuria (often confused with diabetes), and a decrease in male hormone levels (often confused with andropause).

If your ferritin levels are abnormally high, try phlebotomy once. If your symptoms get better, consider this disease as a possibility for your illness. When the black plague used to slaughter much of Europe, those with the genes for this disease were able to resist the black plague and were more likely to survive.

n. Anti-aging measures

Japan is becoming an aging society at the world’s fastest rate. As a result, anti-aging methods have been widely publicized. There has been a surge in the number of clinics that administer rejuvenation procedures that use human-growth hormones, DHEA, and pregnenolone. All these clinics consistently recommend chelation therapy using EDTA (Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid).

However, detoxification using EDTA must be done carefully so it doesn’t strain the kidneys. Although this is practiced in America, doctors still need training to administer the chelation therapy. However, in many Japanese anti-aging clinics, there are many doctors who do this treatment without getting proper training. When chelation therapy using EDTA is done with indiscretion, cardiovascular diseases may even suddenly induced.

Conversely, detoxification through bloodletting and the loess sauna is extremely safe, as stated previously. Patients only need to go one every one to two years as well. Chelation therapy, however, requires patients to go to the clinic once a week for 20 to 30 times and is an expensive procedure.

VI. Once a month treatment trips to Busan

At my clinic, I take some patients to Busan, Korea as a part of their detoxification treatment. There, they go to a hospital that specializes in traditional Korean medicine to get phlebotomy as mentioned above. Another thing that they do is go to a sauna made from a special type of dirt, loess, to detoxify the dermal glands. There are two types of sweat. One is a transparent kind secreted out of the sweat glands for body heat adjustment. Another is a dirty kind secreted from the sebaceous glands. This dirty sweat takes out the waste products, body fat, dioxins, and hazardous heavy metals from the body.

The book of crude drugs from ancient china divides dirt into 61 categories and lists their characteristics, and “yellow earth”(loess) is listed as the most medically potent one. Loess is 8 times better for heat osmosis. By using infrared rays and heat energy, this unique dirt takes out the body’s toxins from the dermal glands along with sweat. It is known that the infrared rays from loess penetrate up to 40 mm in the body. Unfortunately, loess cannot be found in Japan. The loess sauna at Busan is as thick as 2 m, a rarity even in Korea. I visited Korea more than 20 times and finally found the most effective loess sauna in Busan.

The closest country from Japan and a place that makes you feel like you’re going to a domestic location; at Busan, you can effectively detoxify your body from the toxins that are causing various diseases through bloodletting that takes into account your “energy” and sauna made from loess. If you’re plagued by a disease that modern medicine just can’t fix or are suffering especially bad symptoms, please join this tour at least once. You can either join a two-day one-night or a four-day three-night trip depending on your symptoms and illness, so please email me for details.

* The information posted here is not to be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Our goal is to provide sufficient information so that visitors are able to become knowledgeable participants in their disease management plan. The primary responsibility of your disease management plan is with your treating physicians and you should only follow your treating physicians advice. DO NOT change/modify your disease management plan on your own without consulting your treating physicians.

If you are suffering from the below, please try bloodletting (phlebotomy ) at least once.
You will experience remarkable improvement. But don’t do bloodletting by yourself. Instead, health professionals should do it for you according to the medical law in your country. Dr. Makise is not responsible for any adverse results if you ignore this warning.

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