Brief Summary: On May 18, 2009, Anmad from Jordan, who has suffered from ALS, accompanied with the symptoms of the weakness and difficulty in activity of the four limbs for 8 months and the difficulties in swallowing and speaking for 4 months, was hospitalized in our hospital. He has achieved much improvement after 35 days TCM treatment here. He could walk much longer distances. Two hands become stronger.

Record of Hospitalization

Name: Anmad                                          Birthplace: Jordan

Sex: Male                                                 Profession: Carpenter

Age: 60                                                    Date of Admission: May 18, 2009

Nationality: Jordan                                  Date of Record: May 18, 2009

Marital Status: Married                          Onset Season: Autumn begins

Complainer: The patient himself

First Medical Record

Date: May 18, 2009                                       Time: 1: 00 a. m.

Anmad, a 60-year-old male, has suffered from ALS, accompanied with the symptoms of the weakness and difficulty in activity of the four limbs for 8 months and the difficulties in swallowing and speaking for 4 months. He was hospitalized in our hospital at 1: 00 a. m. on May 18, 2009.

Essentials for Diagnosis:

1. The patient has suffered from the symptoms of the weakness and difficulty in activity of the four limbs for 8 months and the difficulties in swallowing and speaking for 4 months.

2. Last October, the patient began to feel the weakness and difficulty in activity of the four limbs without obvious reasons, so he went to a local hospital for EMG and MRI examinations and was diagnosed with ALS. The local doctors told him there was no treatment except for Rilutek capsules (once a day). He didnt take any other treatment, and then his condition gradually became serious. He had the difficulties in swallowing and speaking since this January, so he came to our hospital for further treatment on May 18, 2009.

3. T 36.2, R 20 times/minute, P 80 times/minute, BP 130/90mmHg.

4. He grew normally with common nutrition. His mind was clear. He had an expression of chronic illness and tiredness. His body was cooperative with his mind.

5. No thoracic deformity. Sound of breath was bilaterally normal on auscultation. Heart border was normal. Heart beat was 80 times/minute. Cardiac rhythm was regular. No pathological murmurs on auscultation.