ITP - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for ITP. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Vitamin K

Posted by Eric V. (New Zealand) on 09/07/2019
5 out of 5 stars

14 years ago my daughter at 10 years old had a sudden onset of ITP. Rushed to hospital in an ambulance her platelet count of 4 (normal minimum 150 - 400) I knew nothing about ITP and the medical staff at the hospital, she went in an ambulance, recommended an immediate splenectomy. I refused, as her father my responsibility was to get more advice before removing the spleen of my 10 year old.

The hospital gave her a cortisone injection with which she had trouble for many years. However, after much research the solution was really simple. A lack of Vitamin K.

So alfalfa sprouts, watercress, aloe arborescens being high in Vitamin K, gave her relief within 24 hours.

Go to the supermarket get and eat a bucket of alfalfa sprouts and it has fixed ITP like magic.

It occurred several time since and I have had to remind her that Vitamin K rich foods should be consistent in her diet.

Borax, Beets

Posted by Mel (Blind Bay, B.C. Canada) on 06/16/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I developed ITP a few years back. I believe it was triggered by the 'fire season' we now experience where the air is so thick from fire pollutants that you feel like you can't breathe. I had pneumonia twice, back to back, after one particularly bad fire season. I also have malignant tumors on my instep of both feet which I have been trying to cure for years.

On this journey I discovered Borax/Boron. One of its MANY functions in the body is to balance the hormones by activating the parathyroid. It was after 10 months of taking Borax/Boron and many improvements in my body that I noticed that the red dots I had developed all over my body were fading and disappearing. I can now happily shave my legs and not worry that nicking one of these red dots will cause me to bleed for hours.

I should also add that I started taking Beet Crystals on a very sporadic basis as my taste buds desired. These crystals are like candy so I don't take them everyday. This combination has worked miracles for me in reducing and eliminating the red dots that I believe people should take as a warning sign.

Have a healthy happy life.

Iron for itp

Posted by Tasha (Jersey City, Nj ) on 06/27/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My dad has been suffering with itp since he was young. Over 30 years. Just recently he discovered that iron intravenously improved his condition. He had 3000 platelet count and low hemoglobin. Doctors kept giving him transfusions of blood and put him on prednisone. He got tired of it and asked Doctor for iron. The doctor said why? My dad said, "Trust me." He got 4 bags of iron weekly; his platelets were doubling every week. Doctor did iron plus monitoring his iron levels and blood. My dad normalized quickly bleeding and bruising healed. Look up iron deficiency and itp as well.

Vitamin C

Posted by Robert (Ca) on 10/03/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Treatment of 68yr old male with first occurance of purpura on hands & legs with the following: divided doses of vit-C powder as non-gmo sodium ascorbate, 3-4grams per dose, 3-times per day & citrus bioflavonoid complex 1-2 capsules, (700-1400mgs), with each dose of vit-C. Initially for 1-week, included yarrow tea, (may sub with tincture), & topical applications with natural vit-E mixed tocopherols, as needed. Purpura cleared in 1-week, all areas.

After the 2nd week, one spot returned. Suggested blood lab for platelet count & awaiting results. Consulted with licensed NMD who suggested possible chemical sensitivities panel such as ELISA, etc. Client unwilling to perform 'chem-sens' testing & possibly after platelet count results. I will advise results when confirmed.

Note: about 85% of vit-C is gmo corn based from China. Non-gmo is avail online or health food stores & labeled as such. Doses are based on bowel tolerance. If loose bowel, reduce dosage to comfort level. Sodium ascorbate is buffered, non-acidic, & will not affect "salt restricted diets" as no chlorides are present.