Brief Summary: On June 6, 2010, Susan from Australia, who has suffered from ALS, was hospitalized in our hospital. She has achieved obvious improvement after 13 days TCM treatment here. 

 Record of Hospitalization

Name: Susan                                             Birthplace: Australia

Sex: Female                                              Profession: Businesswoman

Age: 56                                                    Date of Admission: June 6, 2010

Nationality: Australia                               Date of Record: June 7, 2010

Marital Status: Married                          Onset Season: Grain in ear

Complainer: The patient herself

Major complaint: She has had the weakness of her four limbs for 3 years, accompanied with muscular atrophy for 2 years.

Disease history: No history of hepatitis, trigeminal neuritis. No tuberculosis, schistosoma and other infectious diseases. No history of trauma and surgery. No allergic history of food or medicine. No history of blood transfusion. The history of preventive vaccination was unknown.

Personal history: She was born in Australia. No addiction of wine drinking. She does not smoke. She had menopause for three years and her living environment is not bad. She is moderate in temper.

Family history: Her parents do not suffer from the similar disease.

                                                    First Medical Record

Date: June 7, 2010                                          Time: 11: 00 a. m.

Susan, a 56-year-old female, has suffered from weakness of her four limbs for 3 years, accompanied with muscular atrophy for 2 years. She was hospitalized in our hospital for treatment at 20: 00 p. m. on June 6, 2010.

Essentials for Diagnosis:

1. The patient has suffered from weakness of her four limbs for 3 years, accompanied with muscular atrophy for 2 years.

2. In 2006, the patient felt the weakness of her left hand without obvious reason. It gradually spread to her right hand and then to the four limbs. She was diagnosed with ALS at a local hospital. But she had not taken any treatment.

Her present symptoms were as follow: weakness of the four limbs, difficulty in raising the hands especially the right upper limb, slightly muscular jumping of the lower limbs, weak and slow walking, dropping sense of the legs. Speaking and swallowing were normal. Diet was proper. Good sleep at night. Urination and bowel movement were normal.

3.T 36.0, R 20 times/minute, P 80 times/minute, BP 140/80mmHg.

4. She grew normally with common nutrition. Her mind was clear. She had an expression of chronic illness and tiredness. Her body was in a positive posture and she was cooperative with clear mind.

5. There was weakness of the four limbs, interphalangeal joint stiffness. The tongue body was dark with a thick tongue coating. The pulse was thin and like a thread. There were different degrees of atrophy in the muscles of the upper limb, the tiger's mouth of the hand, extensor pollicis, supraspinatus and biceps. The atrophy of the lower limbs was not obvious. The two legs were dropping especially the right leg. The back could not bend.