Brief Summary: 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
Ms. M. Lutz Borromeo
Marital Status: Married
Date of Admission: May
28, 2017 Time: 09:00
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.
36.3°C R: 20 times/minute P: 80 times/minute BP:
tongue body was slightly red with thin and white coating. The
pulse was slow.
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.
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
Completed the related examination,
three routine inspection, the function of the kidneys and the
liver, blood fat, blood sugar, anti-O, RF and IMX..
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