About Ganotherapy

What is Ganoderma/Lingzhi/Rishi?

Ganoderma/Lingzhi/Rishi is a kind of mushroom which has high ranking in the world of fungi.

For centuries, the Chinese regard it as “King of Herbs” for its excellent effect in assisting in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being. Ganoderma/Lingzhi/Rishi contains more than 200 active elements that can be categorized as water soluble, organic soluble, or as volatile compounds. The major elements include Polysaccharides, Adenosine and Triterpenoids, each having their own outstanding medicinal effects.

In the body, all the five active elements of Ganoderma act in synergy (coordination) to bring in total health, which is the basis of GANOTHERAPY. Ganoderma, when consumed, reaches all the cells in the body due to its unique quality of being an Adaptogen. Then the following five steps of health improvement take place.

SCANNING : During this process, the body cells are checked for Toxins and Inactivity. Most of these kinds of defects at the cell level are reported by way of REFLECTIONS through the external organs like eyes, nose , ear etc. This is just a diagnostic phase which normally occurs within 6 weeks of starting Ganotherapy and lingers for about 5~7 days.

DETOXIFICATION ( CLEANSING ): (8 – 30 weeks) During this phase, the unwanted / harmful matters (called the toxins) are removed from the body. The body using its own natural excretory mechanism, which is activated by Ganoderma, carries out this process. This phase takes place for about 5 ~ 12 days, depending on the level and quality of toxins.

During this process of detoxification, water soluble toxins ( eg., sugar, uric acid ) find their exit through urine and sweat. Fat soluble toxins ( eg., cholesterol) are easily disposed off through phlegm.

REGULATION ( 1 ~ 12 months ) : The bio-Chemical as well as bio-electric factors of the body are balanced and the organ functions are regulated to normal levels.

BUILDING ( 6 ~ 24 months ) : In this phase, the damaged cells are repaired and reconstructed. Inactive cells are re-activated. Body’s natural immune system is activated.

REJUVENATION ( 1 ~ 3 years ) : It is a continuous process through-out life and during the process, body gains youthfulness. Oxidation of the cells prevented and ageing of the cells delayed. The natural immune system is activated at all levels.
Dosage Schedule for Gano.

Gano is not a DRUG (or MEDICINE), but a FOOD SUPPLEMENT only. Therefore, there is no dosage regime as such for Gano. However, based on the practical experience, certain dosage guidance has been arrived at for the Healthy as well as Unhealthy people. Optimum results have been observed by following this schedule.

It is to be understood that the health improvement largely depends on the consumer’s own body condition, level of toxins in the body, duration of suffering from any ailment and the other lines of treatment one is undergoing. But one can certainly expect a good overall improvement in health on continuous consumption for more than 12 months.

Dosage Schedule for Gano
Gano is not a DRUG (or MEDICINE), but a FOOD SUPPLEMENT only. Therefore, there is no dosage regime as such for Gano. However, based on the practical experience, certain dosage guidance has been arrived at for the Healthy as well as Unhealthy people. Optimum results have been observed by following this schedule.

It is to be understood that the health improvement largely depends on the consumer’s own body condition, level of toxins in the body, duration of suffering from any ailment and the other lines of treatment one is undergoing. But one can certainly expect a good overall improvement in health on continuous consumption for more than 12 months.
Long term health recovery and protection are more appreciated in Ganotherapy than the short term relief, as noticed in many other lines of treatment.

Dosage for the HEALTHY :
One pair ( 1RG + 1GL ) in the morning on empty stomach and one pair in the evening on empty stomach (about half an hour before Supper).

Dosage for the UNHEALTHY :
Gano dosage does not depend on the type of ailment. It is rather decided by the intensity of the ailment . All patients may be grouped under any of the three broad classifications, in order to arrive at the daily dosage.

 Intensity of Illness Mild & Moderate Serious Terminal
 RG/GL pairs/day 3 — 4 5—12 More than 12 SPECIAL ATTENTION REQUIRED.
 Improvement noticed Good Good

Good support to other lines of treatments. Improves

general condition and quality of life.

 Recovery Period  (months) 3 — 6 6 — 12

Overall improvement. Relief from pains and side-effects

due to other drugs.

 Post-recovery  maintenance

2 pairs/day permanently

2 pairs/day permanently

6 pairs/day permanently. Continuous monitoring required.


Physician’s advice should be followed for specific ailments. Gano is consumed in addition to the medications prescribed by the physician. Gano complements all other lines of treatment and it is not a replacement to medications, which are prescribed specifically for diseases.

People suffering from acute Gastric ailments, Ulcers of the digestive system, Respiratory allergies and Epilepsy should avoid consuming Gano on empty stomach.

In the case of terminally sick people, gano is advised in addition to the other lines of medical care. For such advices, good experience in Ganotherapy is essential.

In the case of people suffering from congenital ( by birth ) defects and anatomical defects there may not be any direct improvement of the defect; but gano improves general health, energy and immunity.

For effective treatment of Infertility as well as Impotency, personal counseling and the study of diagnostic reports are desirable. Experienced ganotherapist may be of great help.

Always start the dosage with 1 pair a day during the first week, increase to 2 , 4, 6……… during the following weeks to reach the required dosage schedule as indicated above.

In the case of children below 10 years and weak/very old people, start with GL alone and then add RG to make a pair.

Benefits Of Using Ganoderma

Beauty is Skin-Deep ! but Health is Cell-Deep !!

Gano works at Cell Level – on the entire body.

Gano protects body from Diseases as well as Disorders.

Gano gives Health, Vigour & Vitality.

Gano reduces stress; retards ageing process and increases life span.

Gano is effective for all age groups – from Womb to Tomb !

Gano suits anybody and everybody.

Gano has no interaction with other lines of treatment. It complements the same.

Gano overcomes the side-effects of other medications and relieves the patients.

No diet restriction. Liberal dosage schedule; Mega dosages not harmful at all.

No Side Effects ! No Addiction !!

Gano is for everybody – Healthy as well as Unhealthy.

A single herb is able to give all the three benefits of health to the human body, which is very unique in the health sciences. It is an Elixir of Life !

RECOVERY from the earlier ailments !
MAINTENANCE of the present good health !
PROTECTION from the future problems to health!

GANO is for Health, whereas DRUGS are specific to Diseases (or Symptoms)

Ganoderma Observation Theories

One of the holistic (whole body) approaches to alternative complementary medicine consists of 4 observation theories used to explain how Ganoderma supports the body and its Immune System to overcome health problems on its own.

4 Observation Theories

1. All health problems of the human body arise from 2 main causes:

· Toxin – anything in excess or not needed by the body is toxin. It can be virus, bacteria, dust, bad cholesterol, chemicals from toxic products and environment, etc.
· Imbalance of the body – if the body is not functioning as it should, the body is in a state of imbalance. This can be caused by trauma or injury, which can cause organs and internal systems to malfunction, resultng in symptoms that are often mistakenly diagnosed as “diseases”.

2. Ganoderma supports the body while the body takes care of its own health.

3. The reaction is caused by the body and not by the Ganoderma. }

It has been observed that Ganoderma has effects on the human body whether you are aware of them or not.

REFLEXOLOGY – Ailment Reflection
1. Physical
2. Emotional

ORGAN (Internal)

PHYSICAL (External)






Upper Respiratory



Ear & Hair






Reddish Face


Ailment Reflection – BLINKING LIGHT

When a car is having an engine problem, the panel board will display a blinking light.
This blinking light indicates that the engine of the car is having a problem.
Can the engine problem be solved by switching off the blinking light?
No, the blinking light tells you where the problem is.
Do not just treat the symptom, use it to find the cause.

4. The dosage is independent of the situation.

Each person simply finds the dose that works for them.
The “1, 2, 4, 6” RG and GL General Consumption Rule,
for Body Cleansing or Detoxification for the average Adult.
1st week – 1 pair (1 RG and 1 GL)
2nd week – 2 pairs (2 RG and 2 GL)
3rd week – 4 pairs (4 RG and 4 GL)
4th week – 6 pairs (6 RG and 6 GL)
For Maintenance Program – proceed with 2 – 3 pairs daily
· No response – Increase the dosage gradually
· Manageable Situation – Continue the dosage
· Non-Manageable Situation – Reduce the dosage by half

For those under prescription, do not stop taking your medication while taking RG & GL.
Follow your doctor’s advice on medication.

Your Immune System is The Best Doctor

A Strong Immune System means Having a Healthy Body

” Nature has gifted man with a natural doctor right from his birth.
” The name of this doctor in our body is “immune system”. This doctor is born with us and dies with us.
” If your immune system is strong, the body is able to effectively fight diseases caused by bacteria, virus or simply body imbalances (e.g. elemental or nutritional deficiencies).
” However, when your immune system goes weak, the “foreign invaders” or toxins (poison) penetrate into the cells of the body and cause diseases.
” If lung cells are affected, it creates asthma or other respiratory diseases.
” If heart cells are affected, it gives rise to blood pressure, heart related problems, etc.
” If kidney cells are affected, the kidney organs lose the ability to excrete waste products leading to kidney failure, then dialysis will be required and eventually kidney transplantation.
” If joints and bones are affected, it leads to arthritis leading to impaired mobility.
” If brain cells are affected, it affects sensory and loco motor functions of the body. It may also lead to migraine, meningitis, paralysis, blurry vision, etc.
” Worst of all, if those affected cells become extremely abnormal in structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) that would spread affecting the good cells, we call them cancer cells.
” Thus, when the doctor in us looses his power of resistance, we become weak and contract diseases in various organs of the body.
The Immune System is our best defence against disease. It is a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect the body against attacks by “foreign” invaders or toxins. It destroys infected and malignant cells, and removes cellular debris. The system includes:
1. Protective Barriers: Mucous membranes and Skin
2. Creation of Antibodies: Tonsils, Thymus, Lymph Nodes and Tissues, Spleen and Bone Marrow
3. Soldiers Cells: T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes

Exposure to Toxins:
1. Dust
2. Pollens
3. Smoke (1st & 2nd hand smoking) or polluted air
4. Micro organisms (virus, bacteria, fungi & protozoa)
5. Cumulative “mild” chemicals (preservatives, chlorine, fluoride, pesticides, etc.)
Many of these toxins get into our body as we breathe, eat, drink, and are exposed to the environment. Due to these daily exposures in varying degrees, our body cells become “out of balance”. Then, health problems or diseases develop to the point that they become chronic or lifetime. To avoid this, we should always keep our Immune-System strong.
Exposure to toxins cannot be avoided as we cannot stop breathing, drinking or eating. So, we need a PERMANENT PROTECTOR against toxins!

Why do people get sick?

¨ Body exposure to toxins
¨ Immune System reacts to toxins
¨ Immune System uses up its existing cell population
(immune system cells or “soldier cells”)
¨ Immune System uses up existing supply of raw materials
(proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides, vitamins, etc.)
¨ No more Immune System cells or “soldiers” are produced
or rate of production is slower than needed
¨ “Stressed out” Immune System
¨ Body of person gets SICK!

The experts speak on Reishi:
One key function, identified long ago by Eastern medical science, is defense–that is, the body has the need and ability to defend itself against threats to its equilibrium, whether they be physical, emotional, or energetic. Having noted and studied the body’s defensive capabilities, Chinese doctors then explored the natural world to find ways of maintaining and enhancing them, and they discovered a number of ways to do so, including the administration of herbal remedies. Among these remedies is Ganoderma lucidum (known to the Chinese as ling chih and the Japanese as Reishi).

8 Weeks To Optimum Health By Andrew Weil MD, page 15
Not all of the active components in Reishi have been isolated; like many other organic substances, the molecules in this plant are quite complex, though they are probably mostly polysaccharides and peptides. Dr. Terry Willard, a proponent of the medical uses of this mushroom, maintains that Reishi also decreases free radicals by 50.4 percent through an as yet, unidentified antioxidant. … Other researchers suspect that Reishi may not have an antioxidant of its own but rather stimulates production of the body’s own free radical scavenger, an enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD).

Attaining Medical Self Sufficiency An Informed Citizens Guide by Duncan Long, page 196
Reishi is a purely medicinal mushroom, not a culinary one, both because it is hard and woody and because it tastes very bitter. But it is nontoxic and has been the subject of a surprising amount of scientific research, both in Asia and the West.

8 Weeks To Optimum Health By Andrew Weil MD, page 140
Reishi Mushrooms known are the “lucky fungus,” in Japan. Reishi mushrooms were originally used in China in both cooking and traditional healing. Reishi mushrooms, which are quite pricey, are available in Asian markets and gourmet shops. However, they may be worth their weight in gold.

Earl Mindells Soy Miracle Earl Mindel RPH PHD, page 107
Mushrooms, particularly Eastern varieties, revitalize the body. Various cultures consider them to contain the secrets of staying young. They also provide key B vitamins and a high concentration of pantothenic acid.

Food Swings by Barnet Meltzer MD, page 258
Ganoderma: Ganoderma lucidum, the Chinese “mushroom of immortality” called ling zhi (in Japan, Reishi) has been extensively studied in the laboratory. My teacher of Chinese medicine, the late Dr. York Why Loo, kept a specimen of dried wild Chinese ling zhi in a jar for use in his old age. So revered by Chinese doctors is ling zhi that it is frequently pictured on their business cards or displayed in their shop windows as a sign of respect for its importance.

Viral Immunity by J.E, page 292
In China, many pharmacological, chemical, and biochemical studies have been conducted with this remarkable mushroom. Results show that Reishi meets all qualifications of being an Adaptogen and tonic.

Miracle Medicine Herbs by Richard M Lucas, page 9
Reishi is one of the most versatile medicinal mushrooms. It has long been used in Asia as an energy tonic to promote longevity and overall health. Studies indicate that Reishi is an antioxidant and contains polysaccharides and other compounds that may boost the immune system.

Off The Shelf Natural Health How To Use Herbs And Nutrients To Stay Well By Mark Mayell, page 88
Ancient Chinese herbalists considered the Reishi mushroom the most beneficial of all medicines. Today, the Japanese government officially recognizes the Reishi mushroom.

Prescription For Dietary Wellness by Phyllis A Balch, page 167
Sabley said that Reishi contains two major groups of organic compounds: Ganoderic acids (compounds with a structure similar to steroid hormones) and polysaccharides (long chains of naturally occurring sugar molecules or carbohydrates).

Attaining Medical Self Sufficiency An Informed Citizens Guide by Duncan Long, page 196
This mushroom is prized in Japan and China, where its rare qualities have been known for over 4,000 years. Scientific studies have confirmed its medicinal properties. Since the raw mushroom is woody and inedible, the traditional method of preparing Reishi is to make a tea by simmering it for a long time in water. Fortunately, it is also available in a powdered form. (capsules)

The Herbal Drugstore by Linda B White MD, page 327
Perhaps one of the reasons the Chinese regard mushrooms as spirit medicine is the claim found in the oldest recorded botanical monograph on this powerful Chinese medicine.

The Way Of Chinese Herbs by Michael Tierra LAc OMD, page 431
* This information is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This page does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, only use this information under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.

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