2017, Ms. M. Lutz Borromeo, from Switzerland

On May 26, 2017, Ms. M. Lutz Borromeo, from Switzerland, who had been suffering limb muscle atrophy and weakness for more than 1 year, being severe for 1 month. She was hospitalized in our hospital as a patient with ALS. She achieved some improvement only after 1 month TCM treatment with the help of acupuncture, herbal tea and tuina in our hospital. 

                                          Record of Hospitalization 

Name: Ms. M. Lutz Borromeo                                                     Sex: Female

Age: 68                                                                                          Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Switzerland                                                                Date of Admission: May 26, 2017

Companion: Her husband 


Date: May 28, 2017                                Time: 09:00 a.m.

When she came to our hospital, she complained that she had numbness over her right finger, muscle atrophy over her four limbs, weakness and muscle jumping. She took some western medicines for these symptoms, and recent one month, her condition was getting worse, muscle atrophy over her whole body was severe. And she also had difficulty in swallowing and speaking. And there was throat discomfort. Sometimes she had chest distress. There was edema over her right lower limb. Her sleeping was not good and she was impatient. Her urination was normal, the bowel movement was one to two times a day, loose stool.

Physical Examination:

T: 36.3°C   R: 20 times/minute    P: 80 times/minute   BP: 120/70mmHg 

The tongue body was slightly red with thin and white coating. The pulse was slow.

The patient grew normally with normal body shape. She was alert and cooperative. She had chronic sick facial complexion.There was no sign of yellow sclera or yellowish skin and also no enlargement on the superficial lymph node of her whole body. Facial features were normal without masses, pressing pains. The pupils were round and approximately equal in size. The papillary reaction to light was sensitive. There was no sign of deformity over her both ears without secreta. There was no pressing pains and her hearing was normal. There was no congestion in her throat and no enlargement over her thyroid. And the jugular vein was of no engorgement. The appearance of her trachea was good and in the center. Her chest was symmetrical. Sound of breathing in the lungs was clear, without any rhonchi. Rhythm of her heart was 80 times per minute. Heart rate was regular with no murmurs. Her abdomen was soft with slight pressing pains, while no rebound tenderness. There was no sign of deformity over her spine, yet there were weakness and muscle atrophy over her four limbs. The meningeal irritation sign was negative. There were no pathological reflections, but the physiological reflections existed.

Completed the related examination, three routine inspection, the function of the kidneys and the liver, blood fat, blood sugar, anti-O, RF and IMX..  

Dr. Ming, doctor-in-charge, after researching her case, he made the corresponding treatment strategy according to her condition.

Herbal tea: one dosage a day and drink twice. Combined with acupuncture and massage: once a day

After about 1 month treatment, the patient got a great improvement. The heaviness in her lower limbs was obviously relieved. The throat discomfort disappeared. Her voice was louder than before, and the dysphagia obviously improved. Compared with before, the slobbering from her mouth was relieved, her appetite and sleeping were better. The tongue body was red with thin and white coating, the pulse was deep and wiry. Because of the good effect, the patient and her husband extended their visa to continue to stay in our hospital for her treatment.


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