Brief Summary: On Jan. 25, 2011, Manana, from Georgia, who had suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) accompanied with weakness in the neck since January, 2009, was hospitalized in our hospital. She had achieved significant improvement after nearly 3 months TCM treatment.

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Record of Hospitalization

Name: Manana                                       Sex: Female

Age: 59                                                  Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Georgia                              Date of Admission: Jan. 25, 2011

Companion: Alone

First Medical Record 

Date: Jan. 26, 2011                               Time: 11:00 am

Manana, female, 59-year-old, had suffered from weakness in the region of neck, induced without any evident reasons since January, 2009. And later, the patient felt powerless in the two hands. In July, 2010, she began to feel weak on the part of the lower jaw. After examined in the hospital in Germany, the final report of his condition was ALS. The patient was hospitalized in our hospital for TCM treatment at 10:30 pm on January 25, 2011.

Essential for Diagnosis:

1. The patient had suffered from weakness on the neck for two years and from difficulty in chewing for half a year.

2. The patient had suffered from weakness in the region of neck induced without any evident reasons since January, 2009. And later, the patient felt powerless in the two hands. In July, 2010, she began to feel weak on the part of the lower jaw. After examined in the hospital in Germany, the final report of his condition was ALS. The patient did get good curative effect after taking the medicine of Rilutek, and the side effect was that he had bad appetite. Quitting using the Rilutek, he chosen herbal tea and acupuncture and massage for treatment in the locality. The strength of the two upper limbs was stronger than before.

3. When the patient hospitalized in our hospital, she had thin face, weak neck and lower jaw, and needed to hold her lower jaw often. She talked unclearly and the movement of opening and closing her mouth was not flexible. Chewing was difficult, and was not easy to eat hard food. No problem with swallow. There were sense of numbness and a little jumpings around the nose and the lips and the muscles on the lower jaw. She did not have much saliva, but had night salivation often. She did not feel dry in the mouth and liked to drink warm water. Urination was normal and 2 times night urination everyday. The strength of the upper limbs was not so bad, and the lower limbs were normal.

4. T: 36.3C   R: 20 times/minute    P: 80 times/minute   BP: 135/90mmHg

5. She had chronic facial complexion. The patient was thin and had clear mind and spirit. Sound of breathing in the lungs was clear, without any rhonchi. The heart rate was normal without any heart murmur.