Brief Summary: On June. 01, 2014, Saleh Abd, came from Saudi Arabia, who suffered from ALS. He had muscles atrophy over his upper limbs and muscles jumpings for one and a half years. He was hospitalized in our hospital. He got great improvement after 25 days TCM treatment. He could walk 200 meters after the treatment, while he could only walk 70 meters with a stick when arrived here.

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Record of Hospitalization

Name: Saleh Abd                           Sex: Male

Age: 48                                          Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Saudi Arabia               Date of Admission: Jun. 01, 2014

Companion: his brother

 

First Medical Record

Date: June 01, 2014                         Time: 10:00 a.m.

Saleh Abd, male, 48 years old, had suffered from muscle atrophy over his upper limbs and muscles jumpings for one and a half years. The patient was hospitalized in our hospital with ALS for TCM treatment at 21:30 p.m. on May 31, 2014. 

Essential for Diagnosis:

1. The patient had suffered from muscle atrophy over his upper limbs and muscle jumpings for one and a half years. There were no medicine and food for him to get allergy response.

2. The power of his right hand was getting weak in the beginning of February of 2013, especially when he opened the door and the bottle cover. And after 4 months, the patients situation was getting worse. His legs were also getting weak. He had no history of trauma. The problem was numbness and sphincter jumping at the beginning. And then he felt tired. There was no power with his upper limbs. And he could not raise his hands. And he also had muscle jumpings. And there was no power for standing. He had short breath. He had paroxysmal spasms and muscle jumpings all over his body. The temperature of his four limbs was low. While his body temperature increased, the spasms would be obviously relieved. His appetite was poor as well as his sleep. There was hot sensation in his palms and soles. The color of his urine was yellow.

3. T: 36.3C   R: 20 times/minute    P: 88 times/minute   BP: 120/80mmHg

The patient had normal growth, physique and spiritual activity, while with chronic disease face. There was no hyperaemia in his throat. He had difficult swallowing, without saliva. His chest was symmetrical. But there were obvious muscle jumpings in his chest and his arms. Sound of breathing was slightly heavy, and in the bottom of his lungs there were obvious dull sounds. Rhythm of his heart was 88 times per minute. Heart rate was irregular. His abdomen was soft without pressing pains and rebound tenderness. The temperature of his four limbs was low, especially his lower limbs. He often had spasms over his lower limbs. The result of meningeal irritation syndrome was negative. But the Babinski sign and Obers sign were positive. The tongue coating was thin. The pulse was deep and wiry.

4. Examination: No

Diagnostic Basis:

TCM: Atrophy syndrome

Western Medicine: ALS