thrombocytopenia is caused a a mutated gene in the bone marrow.It is one of the myeloproliferative disorders. It is discovered on a blood test that covers your platelet count The normal range is from the 300'3 to 4l5 etc,. The site to go to for all the information is http://www.mpdinfo.org. Follow the links & click on. I too, have just been diagnosed with ET (essential thrombocytosis). The patient has to undergo tests to rule out other disorders. To date, there are no alternative medicine for this.Ihave done much research on this. A gene JAK2 has been discovered as one of the causes. It does not always show up on the medical test, not the blood test. On the horizon they will be able to test if one has the JAK2 gene. Even when they do they still can not stop the bone marrow from producing excessive blood platelets. Yes, there is medication that one take along with a baby aspirin, and along with that is of course side effects. There are many people who have this and have no symptoms, myself included.I hope this was helpful to you.
P.S.I have not started with my medication yet. So I looking into magnetic clay baths & magnetc clay packs. This can be done as long as your not on medication.
The site to read on this is http://www.magneticclay.com. I will know if this reduces the blood platelets in 2 months when I have my platelet count. It's worth a try, and if it does one still has to be monitored. The blood disorder will never disappear.