Herbal Medicine to Treat ALS, Syrinx, MS, MD and MG(1) 2018-02-15T02:12:44+00:00

Herbal Medicine to Treat ALS, Syrinx, MS, MD and MG

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Myasthenia gravis (MG), syringomyelia (SM, also called syrinx, hydromyelia, syringohydromyelia), progressive spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), progressive atrophy, facial paralysis, polyneuritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), etc, are disorders belonging to the category of myelopathy and muscular atrophy. They are very complicated diseases and still remains the difficulties when resorting to approach to solve them. Thus for long time tremendous efforts had been made to find a solution world wide.

act for fight ALS illnessDr. Huai Yuanming, the senior research professor with Hebei TCM College, has made continued efforts for as long as 20 years with the aim to find a possible solution for curing these diseases. In 1987, he began to introduce one herbal medicine series treating myolopathy and muscular atrophy. After another three years of clinical experiments and formula ingredients changes and adaption, he gradually found a more reasonable formula composition and the effective rate increase a lot. Such continuous changes and improvements never stop and gradually the main medicine series came into formation.

In 1986, under the leadership by Dr. Huai Yuanming the GhangCheng Myelophathy Hospital was set up to professionally treat the illness and carry out more research work to the mechanism of the diseases. Now in China, GhangCheng Myelopathy Hospital continuously plays the leading role in applying traditional Chinese herbal medicine in the field of myelopathy treatment and has gained prominent standing.

During the long time of clinical experiments and research Dr. Huai and his colleagues gradually found that the Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series can not cope with patients’ diverse conditions in a very ideal way. So, they developed the medicine into 5 kinds, verified to be wildly adapted to different practical conditions and the effective rate (ie,improvement rate) for syringomyelia can be as high as 91.50%, the effective rate for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is 86.9%, the effective rate (improvement rate) for progressive spinal muscular atrophy(SMA) is 77.3%, the improvement rate for myasthenia gravis (MG) is 89%, the effective rate for muscular dystrophies (MD) can be 84.9%. In a word, the different medicine combination versions can fully be adapted for treating various disorders in the category of myolopathy and muscular atrophy.

Effective rate means the percentage of patients who show improvement among all patients who receive the same treatment. More than around 4,470 out-patients and more than a 920 in-patients who were all ill with myelopathy or muscular atrophy had been treated in the hospital from 1987 to December 2004.

By assay and experimental means such as the radiation immunology, histochemistry, electron microscope, immunoenzyme method and stereology severalact against ALS medicine institutes had carried out pharmacological mechanism research to the Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series medicine. The conclusion indicates that the medicine can promote the assimilation of hydrocrania, reverse the degeneration of bone marrow confine, reduce the intramedullary cavity, and secure the well being of neurotransmitter.

Dr. Huai Yuanming was born to a family who has a career in the field Chinese herbal medicine. His father was once very famous in China in 1940’s and left with Chinese herbal medicine theory a treasure of new theory school. Such school of herbal medicine had profund impact upon the contemporary herbal medicine system. Later, due to the influence from his fater from childhood, he began to show strong interest in traditional medicine and later he studied in Beijing TCM College. Now aged 57 Dr. Huai Yuanming served as the director of Gangcheng Myelopathy Hospital.

Now, in Gangcheng Myelopathy Hospital there are out-patient department, common sickrooms, senior sickrooms. Their medicine include capsule, granule, decoction. Other treatment methods such as Chinese acupuncture, effective component ion importation, Chinese Chi Kung, are also introduced. For more information regarding Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series please CLICK HERE.

Herbal Medicine for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

The General
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative disease of the nervous system, affecting the brain cells (motor neurons) that carry impulses from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles. This disorder generally affects both upper and lower motor neurons resulting in muscular weakness and the progressive wasting of muscles that have lost their nerve supply. Degeneration of these neurons causes muscle weakness, and muscle loss, usually starting in the hands and arms and then spreading to other parts of the body. Difficulty with speaking, swallowing, and breathing ensues, and death usually follows within 3 to 5 years. Onset commonly occurs between the ages of 35 and 65, slightly more frequently in men than in women. ALS is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease after the baseball star who died of it. There are a number of different forms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases with similar symptoms.

The first signs of ALS are often arm and leg weakness, muscle wasting and faint muscle rippling. These symptoms occur because muscles are no longer receiving the nutrient signals they need for growth and maintenance — a result of motor neurons dying. ALS nerve degeneration may also cause muscle cramps and vague pains, or problems with speech and swallowing. Some people with the disease may lose some control over their emotional responses. They may laugh or cry much more easily than in the past. Eventually, all voluntary muscle action is affected.

What Are the Symptoms?
The first signs of ALS are often arm and leg weakness, muscle wasting and faint muscle rippling. These symptoms occur because muscles are no longer receiving the nutrient signals they need for growth and maintenance — a result of motor neurons dying. ALS nerve degeneration may also cause muscle cramps and vague pains, or problems with speech and swallowing. Some people with the disease may lose some control over their emotional responses. They may laugh or cry much more easily than in the past. Eventually, all voluntary muscle action is affected.

What Causes ALS?
The exact cause of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is unknown. Allergic responses, infectious and/or viral agents have been proposed as possible causes of this disorder, but none has been proven. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of all cases of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are hereditary.

For most people with ALS, the vast majority of their children are not at any greater risk to develop this disease than the general population. This type of ALS is often called “sporadic ALS” due to its unpredictable nature. ALS researchers have found no difference between the symptoms and disease progression in the sporadic and genetic forms of ALS. Therefore, since the genetic and acquired forms of ALS appear to be similar, an understanding of the cause of the genetic form could lead to treatment for all forms of the disease.

Treatment by Western Medicine

  1. Riluzole
    At present, Riluzole is the only drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of ALS. It is also the only drug shown to extend the survival of ALS patients. Although the exact cause of ALS is unknown, glutamic acid, the primary excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, may play a major role in disease etiology.
  2. Sanofi
    Sanofi is a nonpeptide compound which possesses neurotrophin-like activity at nanomolar concentrations in vitro, and after administration of low oral doses in vivo. The compound reduces the histological, neurochemical and functional deficits produced in widely divergent models of experimental neurodegeneration.
  3. Myotrophin
    A recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-I (rhIGF-I). Myotrophin is a man-made form of the natural protein insulin-like growth factor-I. This protein is important for normal human growth and development. Studies have shown the drug to slow down the progression on ALS symptoms.
  4. Vitamins
    Many investigators believe that nerve cells may die as a result of oxidation injury. Although there have been no proven benefits to anti-oxidant therapy, interest has been somewhat renewed since the discovery of “the ALS gene”.
  5. Creatine
    An over-the-counter supplement popular as a muscle builder among athletes is also available for treating Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Chinese Medicine Treatment
The following are main diagnosis points summed up by TCM.

  1. Dryness-heat damaging liquid
    Main symptoms:
    forceless fingers, palm muscle atrophy, weakness with upper limbs(accompanied with muscle trembling), dry skin, thirsty, deranged speech, vexation, dry stool, red tougue, tongue fur dry yellow, fine pulse.
    Therapeutic principle:
    woman & herbsClearing away pathogenic heat, moisten the dryness, nourish yi and engender liquid.
    Herbal Medicine Formula:Sha Shen Mai Dong Decoction
    Composition:
    Sha Shen 30g, Yu Zhu 12g, Shang Ye 12g, Mai Dong 30g, Sheng Bian Dou 12g, Hua Fen 15g, Shi Gao 24g, Shang Zhi 30g, Shi Gua Luo 10g, Xi Yang Shen 6g
    Administration:
    Decocted with water, one time every day.
    Note:
    The formula ingredients should change a little according to patients’ practical sydromes.
  2. Liver-kidney Yin vacuity
    Main symptoms:
    Fatigue, muscle atrophy and trembling, sluggish movement, vexing heat in the five hearts, dry mouth and thirst, insomina, night sweat, dry stool, seminal emission or efflux, red tongue, feeble tongue body, fine and deep pulse.
    Therapeutic principle
    Nourish liver and kidney, strengthen sinew and bone
    Herbal Medicine Formula: Hu Qian Variant Pill
    Composition:
    Shu Di 12g, Gui Ban Jiao 10g, huang Bai 12g, Zhi Mu 15g, Guo Gu 15g, Shuo Yang 10g, Niu Qi 15g, Du Zhong 10g, Chen Pi 10g, Bai Shao 30g, Dang Shen 30g
    Administration:
    Decocted with water, one time every day.
    Note:
    The formula ingredients should change a little according to patients’ practical sydromes.
  3. Spleen-kidney Yang Vacuity
    Main symptoms:
    Fatigue and thin, muscle trembleing, bad appetite, reduced food intake, short breath, pale complexion, fear of cold and cold limbs, clear-food diarrhea, urinary incontinence, impotence, pale tender-soft enlarged tongue, fine deep or slow deep pulse.
    Therapeutic principle:
    Warm and nourish spleen and kidney, strengthen sinew and bone
    Herbal Formula: Lu Jiao Jiao Variant Pill
    Composition:
    Lu Jiao Jiao 10g, Tu Shi Zi 12g, Niu Qi 15g, Du Zong 12g, Shu Di 6g, Huang Qi 30g, Dang Shen 15g, Fu Ling 15g, Fu Zi 10g, Ji Xue Teng 30g, Sha Ren 5g
    Administration:
    Decocted with water, one time every day.
    Note:
    The formula ingredients should change a little according to patients’ practical symptoms.
  4. Qi Vacuity and blood stasis
    Main symptoms:
    Fatigue and thin with body, painful and trembling muscle, numb muscle, tiredness and difficult speech, dark tongue body, stasis macule upon tongue fur, deep and fine and rough pulse.
    Therapeutic principle
    Nourish qi and quicken blood, dispel stasis and open channels
    Herbal Formula: Zhen Tui Variant Pill
    Composition:
    Ren Shen 10g, Bai Zhu 12g, Huang Qi 15g, Dang Gui 12g, Ru Xiang 6g, Muo Yao 6g, Wu Gong 2 pieces, San Jia Zhu 6g, Ji Xue Teng 30g, Niu Qi 12g, Wei Ling Xian 12g
    Administration:
    Decocted with water, one time every day.
    Note:
    The formula ingredients should change a little according to patients’ practical symptoms.

Effective Chinese Herbal Formulas

  1. Modified Jian Bu Hu Qian Pill
    Composition:
    Huang Qi, Xian Ling Pi, Hai Long, Hai Ma, Ren Shen, Gui Ban, Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Gou Qi Zi, Du Zong, Chuan Duan, Tu Shi Zi, Shuo Yang, Bai Zhu, Yi Yi Ren, Chen Pi, Niu Qi, Mu Gua, Qin Jiao, Qi She, Bao Gu, Bu Gu Zhi, Zhi Mu, Huang Bai, Gui Zhi, Du Huo, Fang Feng.
    Administration:
    Grind the herbs into powder to make water pill. 3g to 9g every time, 2 to 3 times daily.
    Formula Source:
    Shanghai Chinese Medicine 1985:11:32
  2. Marrow Engendering and Atrophy Recovering Pill
    Composition:
    Shi Di, Shang Ji Sheng, Yin Yang Huo, Shuo Yang, Ba Ji, Gui Zhi, Chi Shao, Huang Qi, Zhi Shou Wu, Bu Gu Zhi, Gu Shui Bu, Xu Duan, Dang Shen, Bai Zhu, Wu Gong, Lu Jiao, Ma Qian Zi.
    Administration:
    Grind the herbs into powder, with which to make 300 honey pills. One pill every time, 2 times daily.
  3. Marrow Nourishing Pill
    Composition:
    Huang Qi, Shu Di, Ji Xue Teng, Tai Shen, Bai Zhu, Dang Gui, Lu Jiao Jiao, Bu Gu Zhi, Chuan Duan, Niu Qi, Gan Cao, Gui Ban, Gou Qi, Tu Shi Zi, Yan Zhi Mu, Yan Huang Bai.
    Administration:
    Take decocted every day. One time every day.
  4. Effective Formula By Doctor Lin
    Composition:
    Fu Pian, Wu Shao She, Rou Gui, Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong, Chi Shao, Tao ren, Hong Hua, Jie Gen, Zhi Ke, Gou Qi, Huang Qi, San Yu, Wu Gong, Quan Xie, Hu Gu, Lu Rong, She Xiang, Ma Qian Zi
    Administration:
    Grind the herbs into powder and make pills with honey, each pill weighs 9g. Take one pill every time, 2 times daily.
    Formula Source:
    Guangxi Chinese Medicine 1983:2:22
  5. Agile Strode Decoction
    Composition:
    Gui Ban, Shu Di, Zhi Mu, Huang Bai, Chen Pi, Bai Shao, Niu Qi, Hu Gu, Du Zhong, Chuan Duan, Tu Shi Zi, Dang Gui, Yun Ling, Bai Zhu, Gan Cao.
    Administration:
    Take decocted with water. One time every day.
  6. Formula By Doc. Shang Er Shou
    Part 1: Powder: Tian Ma, Quan Xie, Wu Gong
    Administration:
    Grind them into powder and take the powder three times in one day.
    Part 2: Decoction: Chang Pu, Mai Dong, Gou Teng, Fu Shou, Mu Li, Long Gu, Bai Zhu, Tao Ren, Chi Shao, Hong Hua, Shen Qu, Mai Ya, San Zha, Gan Chao, Shen Jin Cao, Zhen Zhu Mu.
    Administration:
    Take decocted with water, one time every day

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series
Ghangcheng Myelophathy Hospital has long been involved in the study of ALS. After more than 16 years of clinical experiments Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series medicine has been verified to be veru effective in treating ALS. For effectively treating ALS, most patients are advised to take series # 1 and series # 4 together to treat the illness. For severe cases with chewing difficulty, speaking difficulty and speaking difficulty series # 1 and series # 3 should be used to treat ALS. For more information regarding Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series please CLICK HERE.

Herbal Formula for Treating Syringomyelia (SM)

The General
Syringomyelia is a rare condition in which long, fluid filled spaces are present in the central gray matter of the spinal cord. We call this space as syrin which expands and elongates over time, destroying the center of the spinal cord. Since the spinal cord connects the brain to nerves in the extremities, this damage results in pain, weakness, and stiffness in the back, shoulders, arms, or legs.

One way to think of syringomyelia is if you were to take a hot dog and inject water into the center. This forms an abnormal cavity within the structure of the spinal cord, causes pressure and disrupts the normal function of the nerves that travel from that area of the cord.

The Main Symptoms
Many of the symptoms of syringomyelia may be vague at beginning. However, symptoms can be progressive over a long period of time. Some people experience symptoms that occur suddenly, causing them to think they may have had a stroke.

Pain is one of the most common symptoms persons may experience. People may complain of pain in the arm, hand or leg. Some people report a burning type of pain around the ribs or in the neck or back. Often, the pain is present for months to years before a proper diagnosis is made. Pain on one side is more commonly reported than bilateral pain. Many persons report a tingling sensation or numbness in the arm, chest, or back, in a leg or foot. If left unchecked, some people will report burning or injuring themselves without knowing it due to the numbness in an extremity..

Some people will report weakness in the hand or arm, or even in the leg or foot. Weakness is generally progressive over time and many people will say they have become clumsy with their hand and drop objects. Over time, some persons will develop atrophy (or muscle wasting). Infrequently, a person will become suddenly weak on one side of the body.

Weakness of the lower extremity may cause problems with walking, called ataxia. This is generally described as an unusual gait or dragging of one leg. Some people will stagger and report frequent falling due to the weakness of a limb.
Other symptoms may include shortness of breath, chest tightness, episodic fast heart rate, blood pressure changes, fatigue. SM may also adversely affect sweating, sexual function and bladder and bowel control.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatment

  1. Weakness of stomach and spleen.
    Symptoms:
    Extremities numbness, no feeling to pain and temperature changes, muscle atrophy, herbal medicinetiredness, short breath, weak voice, poor appetite, lower abdomen distension, slush stool, tender and enlarged tongue, deep and fine pulse.
    Formula:
    Center Boosting and Qi Enriching Decoction
    Composition:
    Radix Astragali 30g, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae 20g, Rhizoma Atractylodis 15g, Radix Angelicae Sinensis 10g, Poria Cocos 15g, Radix Dipsaci 15g, Fructus Lycii 30g, Rhizoma Cimicifugae 5g, Rhizoma Notopterygii 12g, Fructus Chaenomelis 12g, Caulis Spatholobi 30g,
    Administration:
    Take decocted with water, 1 time daily.
    Variation:
    1. Lower abdomen distension: add Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis 10g
    2. Slushing stool: remove Radix Angelicae Sinensis
    3. Severe numbness: add Ramulus Cinnamomi 10g, Lumbricus 10g
    4. Severe weak limbs: add Cortex Eucommiae preparata 10g, Radix Achyranthis 15g
    5. Urinary incontinence: add Fructus Rubi 10g, Mantidis Ootheca 12g
    6. Swallowing difficulty: add Radix Ginseng 6g, Flos Inulae 9g, Haematitum 15g
    7. Long time muscle atrophy: add Radix Polygoni Multiflori 15g, Radix Rehmanniae 12g
  2. Kidney vacuity and emptiness of bone marrow.
    Symptom:
    Numbness of muscle, no feeling to pain and temperature changes, muscle atrophy, difficulty with joints moving, walking difficult, slurring speaking, swallowing difficulty, sore waist and soft limbs, chilly limbs and body, pale complexion, purple tongue body, enlarged tongue body, tooth print at sides of tongue, tiny and rough pulse.
    Formula:
    Radix Rehmanniae Decoction
    Composition:
    Radix Rehmanniae 15g, Radix Morindae 15g, Epimedii Herba 15g, Herba Cistanchis 12g, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 10g, Fructus Corni 12g, Radix Ophiopogonis 15g, Poria Cocos 15g, Fructus Lycii 30g, Radix Astragali 30g, Radix Angelicae Sinensis 15g, Caulis Spatholobi 30g, Radix Salviae Miltiorrhziae 15g.
    Administration:
    Take decocted with water, 1 time daily.
    Variation:
    1. Kidney Yang vacuity: add Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata 6g, Cortex Cinnamomi 10g
    2. Spleen vacuity: add Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae 30g
    3. Blood vacuity: add Rhizoma Polygonati 30g, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 12g,
    4 . Urinary incontinence: add Fructus Rubi 10g, Fructus Alpinia Oxyphyllae 10g
    5 . Swallowing difficulty: add Radix Ginseng 6g, Flos Inulae 9g, Haematitum 15g
    6 . Speaking difficulty: add Rhizoma Cimicifugae 6g, Radix Bupleuri 6g, Rhizoma Acori Graminei 15g
  3. Yin vacuity of both liver and kidney.
    Symptom:
    herbal medicine & little boyExtremities numbness, no feeling to pain and temperature changes, muscle wasting, fragile bones, decaying finger points, joints spasm, tingling muscle, walking difficulty, sore and soft knees and lumbago, dizziness, giddiness, read tongue, less tongue fur, tiny pulse.
    Formula:
    Hu Qian Pill
    Composition:
    Radix Rehmanniae 30g, Carapax Et Plastrum Testudinis 30g, Radix Paeoniae Alba 30g, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae 10g, Rhizoma Anemarrhenae 9g, Radix Angelicae Sinensis 10g, Fructus Lycii 15g, Rhizoma Polygonati 30g, Radix Achyranthis 15g, Ramulus Loranthi 15g, Semen Cuscutae 10g, Caulis Spatholobi 20g
    Administration:
    Take decocted with water, 1 time daily.
    Variation:
    1. Tingling muscle: add Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis 10g, Scorpio 6g
    2. Limbs spasm: add Scorpio 6g, Bombyx Cum Batryte 12g
    3. Yin vacuity with inner fever: add Cortex Lycii Radicis 10g, Cortex Phellodendri 6g
    4. Qi vacuity: add Radix Astragali 30g, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae 20
    5. Blood stasis: add Semen Persicae 10g, Flos Carthami 10g

Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series
Two or three combination version from Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series medicine are used to treat Syringomyelia (SM). Dr. Huai Yuanming summer up the experience accumulated during long term of fight with syringomyelia by using Chinese herbal medicine and began to take his own feature. Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series can be effectively used to treat such condition and the long term study verified its solid effects. For effectively treating syringomyelia, most patients can use 2 kinds of medicine series # 1 and series # 4 together to treat the disease. For severe cases with chewing difficulty, walking difficulty and speaking dificulty, series # 1 and series # 3 should be used for the treatment so syrinx. For more information regarding Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series please CLICK HERE.

Treating Muscular Dystrophies (MD) With Herbal Remedy

The General
Definition of Muscular Dystrophy
The muscular dystrophies are a group of inherited disorders characterised by progressive muscle wasting and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles. This is due to the muscles lacking a key protein that is needed to function properly. As the muscle tissue weakens and degenerates, it is replaced with fat tissue, making the muscles appear larger than normal. About 33 percent of muscle mass must be lost for function to be impaired. The muscles of the heart and some other involuntary muscles are also affected in some forms of muscular dystrophy, and a few forms involve other organs as well.
The progressive and symmetrical languor and wasting of affected muscular group characterize the main manifestation and some patients suffer the muscular group pseudohypertrophy which may leads to the full ability loss of movement. Till now, there is no effective therapeutic methods in Western medicine.

What causes it?
The muscular dystrophies are caused by genetic defects, which means they are inherited at birth. While the affected genes have been identified for some forms of muscular dystrophy, such as DMD, BMD, CMD, and most forms of LGMD, the genes responsible for the other forms have not yet been identified.

The Major Forms of MD

  1. Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD): A rare form present from birth. Symptoms usually progress slowly and include general weakness, flaccid tone, bent joints, and slow motor development. Fukuyama CMD is another type of congenital CMD that usually involves mental retardation
  2. Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSH): Also known as Landouzy-Dejerine disease. Begins in late childhood to early adulthood. Affects both males and females. Causes weakness in the muscles of the face, shoulders, and upper arms. May also affect the hips and legs.
  3. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD): Starts in late childhood to early adulthood. Affects males and females. Causes weakness in the muscles around the upper legs and shoulders.
  4. Myotonic dystrophy: Also known as Steinert’s disease. Symptoms may begin any time from birth through adulthood. Affects males and females. Generalized weakness first occurs in the face, hands, and feet. People with this disease also have myotonia, the failure of the muscles to relax normally after use.
  5. Distal muscular dystrophy (DD): Symptoms begin in middle age or later. Causes weakness in the muscles of the feet and hands.
  6. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): The most severe form. Affects young boys. Causes progressive muscle weakness, usually beginning in the legs.
  7. Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD): Affects young boys. Causes muscle contractions in the calves; weakness in the calves, shoulders, and upper arms; and problems in the way electrical impulses travel through the heart to make it beat.
  8. Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD): Affects adults of both sexes. Causes weakness in the eye muscles and throat.

MD can affect people of all ages. Although some forms first become apparent in infancy or childhood, others might not appear until middle age or later. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common form affecting children, while myotonic MD is the most common form affecting adults.

There are three primary types of inheritance in which the faulty gene that causes MD can be passed along to offspring:

  1. X-linked recessive — Genes that are X-linked recessive are carried by the female on one of the X chromosomes that determine the sex of the child. As such, only boys will inherit conditions determined by these genes. Their mothers, known as carriers, will usually not show signs of the disease. A son of a carrier of MD has about a 50 percent chance of developing the disease, while a daughter of a carrier has a 50 percent chance of being a carrier. If a boy is unaffected, he cannot pass on MD. However, daughters from a man with an X-linked dystrophy will all be carriers.
  2. Autosomal dominant — In the case of autosomal dominant inheritance, an affected person will have MD even though only one faulty gene has been passed along. This faulty gene can come from either parent, and it can affect either sex. Each child of an affected parent will have a 50 percent chance of developing MD. For this type of inheritance, the severity of MD can vary greatly. It can be so mild that it is not recognized but it can also be severe.
  3. Autosomal recessive — For this type of inheritance, both parents must carry and pass on the faulty gene. Neither parent shows any symptoms, but each of their offspring, regardless of gender, will have a 25 percent chance of developing the disease.

What are the symptoms?
Muscle weakness is the common major symptom of all types of muscular dystrophies. However, the location of symptoms, age at which they begin, and how they progress vary. Symptoms for specific types are listed here in alphabetical order.

  1. Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD): Symptoms are similar to DMD, but usually milder. Patients with BMD often can walk independently into their twenties or early thirties because the same pattern of leg weakness, unsteadiness, and permanent muscle tightening (contractures) occurs later with BMD. Symptoms may also include mild and slowly progressing scoliosis, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), congestive heart failure, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, and dizziness. Eventually, patients may need a ventilator to help with breathing because of respiratory weakness.
  2. Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD): Infants with CMD have severe muscle weakness from birth, with very little muscle tone and voluntary movement. Children with CMD, however, can eventually learn to walk, with or without the aid of an assisting device. CMD patients can live into young adulthood or beyond. Children with Fukuyama CMD are rarely able to walk, and have severe mental retardation. Most children with this type of CMD die in childhood.
  3. Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSH): Symptoms of FSH are vary greatly. They most commonly begin in the teens or early twenties, but infant or childhood onset has been documented. Symptoms usually begin with difficulty lifting objects above the shoulders. The weakness in the shoulders causes scapular winging, where the shoulder blades stick out sharply from the back. Muscles in the upper arm often lose bulk sooner than the forearm. Symptoms related to facial weakness include loss of facial expression, difficulty closing the eyes completely, and the inability to drink with a straw, blow up a balloon, or whistle. Contracture of the calf muscles may cause frequent tripping over curbs or uneven areas. The earlier the onset of symptoms, the more likely the patient is to need a wheelchair for mobility. Children with FSH often develop partial or complete deafness.
  4. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD): While there are many forms of LGMD, two major clinical forms are most commonly recognized. One is a severe childhood form that is similar in appearance to DMD. The second form appears in a person’s teens or twenties. Symptoms include progressive weakness and loss of the muscles closest to the trunk. Leg contractures may occur. The patient usually loses the ability to walk about 20 years after the onset of symptoms. Some people with LGMD need to use a ventilator because of respiratory weakness. Lifespan may be slightly shortened.
  5. Myotonic dystrophy: Symptoms of myotonic dystrophy include facial weakness and a slack jaw, drooping eyelids (ptosis), and muscle loss in the forearms and calves. Other symptoms may include difficulty relaxing the grasp, especially with cold objects; heart arrhythmias and block; constipation; cataracts; retinal degeneration; low IQ; frontal balding; skin disorders; atrophy of the testicles; sleep apnea; and insulin resistance. People with myotonic dystrophy usually experience low motivation and an increased need for sleep. Most sufferers are severely disabled within 20 years of the onset of symptoms, but do not require a wheelchair.
  6. Distal muscular dystrophy (DD): Symptoms include weakness in the hands, forearms, and lower legs. At first, patients may notice difficulty with activities involve fine motor skills, such as tying shoes or fastening buttons. Symptoms progress slowly, and the disease usually does not affect life span.
  7. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): Symptoms begin to show in pre-school boys. First, the legs are affected, causing walking difficulties and balance problems. As the disease progresses, the calves begin to swell with fibrous tissue rather than with muscle, and feel firm and rubbery. For this reason, DMD is also known as pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy. By age five or six, the child will have contractures (permanent muscle tightening), mostly in the calf muscles. This tightening pulls the foot down and back, so the child must walk on tip-toes. By age nine or ten, it becomes difficult to climb stairs or stand without help. By age 12, most boys use a wheelchair. Scoliosis (a side-to-side spine curvature) and (a front-to-back curvature) often appear at this time. DMD also causes diaphragm weakness, so it is difficult to breathe and cough. This affects the child’s energy level and increases lung infections. With the help of a ventilator, patients with DMD often live into their twenties and beyond. About one third of DMD patients have some learning disabilities that require individualized educational plans.
  8. Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD): This type of muscular dystrophy usually begins with muscle contractures, and then progresses to muscle weakness that affects the shoulder and upper arm. The weakness then progresses to the calf muscles. Most men with EDMD can live into middle age. Another symptom of EDMD is a defect in the heart’s rhythm (heart block), which is usually treated with a pacemaker.
  9. Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD): Symptoms of OPMD are confined to weakness in the muscles controlling the eyes and throat. Symptoms include drooping eyelids and difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). The weakness progresses to other muscles of the face and neck, and can occasionally affect the upper parts of the legs. Dysphagia can cause food or saliva to enter the airways, called “aspiration,” which can cause pneumonia.

Diagnosis
After carefully evaluating a patient’s medical history, the doctor will perform a thorough physical exam to rule out other causes of the symptoms. If MD is suspected, there are tests that can be used to solidify a diagnosis. These tests might include:

  1. Blood tests — When blood tests are performed to test for MD, the doctors are looking for an enzyme called creatine kinase (CK). This enzyme rises in the blood due to muscle damage or deterioration and might reveal some forms of MD before any physical symptoms appear.
  2. Muscle biopsy — During a muscle biopsy, a small piece of muscle tissue is removed and examined under a microscope. If MD is present, changes in the structure of muscle cells and other characteristics of the different forms of MD can be detected. The sample can also be stained to detect the presence or absence of particular proteins.
  3. Electromyogram (EMG) — An EMG is a test that measures the muscle’s response to stimulation of its nerve supply (nerve conduction study) and the electrical activity in the muscle (needle electrode examination). Both components of the EMG are very useful in diagnosing MD.
  4. Genetic tests — Several of the muscular dystrophies can be positively diagnosed by testing for the mutated gene involved. These include Duchenne, Becker, distal, and some forms of limb-girdle and Emery-Dreifuss dystrophies.

Western Treatment
There is no cure for muscular dystrophy, although some drugs still in the trial stage have shown promise in slowing or delaying the progression of the disease. For the time being, treatment is aimed at preventing complications due to the effects of weakness, decreased mobility, contractures (inability to relax muscles), scoliosis, heart defects. and respiratory weakness.
Treatment approaches might include:

  1. Physical therapy — Physical therapy, especially regular stretching, is important in helping to maintain the range of motion for affected muscles and to prevent or delay contractures. Strengthening other muscles to compensate for weakness in affected muscles might be of benefit as well, especially in earlier stages of milder MD. Regular exercise is important in maintaining good, overall health, but strenuous exercise might damage muscles further. For patients whose leg muscles are affected, braces might help lengthen the period of time they can walk independently.
  2. Surgery — If a patient’s contractures have become more pronounced, surgery might be used to relieve the tension by cutting the tendon of the affected muscle then bracing it in a normal resting position while it regrows. Other surgeries are used to compensate for shoulder weakness in facioscapulohumeral MD, and to keep the breathing airway open for people with distal MD who sometimes experience sleep apnea. Surgery for scoliosis is often needed for patients with Duchenne MD.
  3. Cardiac care — Arrhythmias are often a symptom with Emery-Dreifuss and Becker MD, and might need to be treated with special drugs. Pacemakers might also be needed in some cases, and heart transplants are becoming more common for men with Becker MD.
  4. When the muscles of the diaphragm and other respiratory muscles become too weak to function on their own, a patient might require a ventilator to continue breathing deeply enough. Air might also be administered through a tube or mouthpiece. It is therefore very important to maintain healthy lungs to reduce the risk of respiratory complications.
  5. Occupational therapy — Occupational therapy involves employing methods and tools to compensate for a patient’s loss of strength and mobility. This might include modifications at home, dressing aids, wheelchair accessories, and communication aids.
  6. Nutrition — Nutrition has not been shown to treat any conditions of MD, but it is essential to maintaining overall good health.

Treating Muscular Dystrophy by Chinese Herbal Medicine.
We here list several herbal formulas which were verified to be effective after long run in treating muscular dystrophy. They are for the reference for Chinese herbal doctors.

  • Formula 1. Ma Qian Dystrophy Decoction
    Composition:
    Radix Astragali 10g
    Fructus Crataegi 10g
    Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae 10g
    Radix Angelicae Sinensis 10g
    Radix Salviae Miltiorrhziae 10g
    Radix Rehmanniae preparata 10g
    Herba Cistanchis 10g
    Lumbricus 10g
    Radix Cyathulae 10g
    Cortex Eucommiae preparata 10g
    Radix Glycyrrhizae 6g
    Rhizoma Cnidii 6g
    Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata 6g
    Ramulus Loranthi 30gAdministration:
    One time one day, decocted with water. 20 days constitute one treatment course. In combination with acupuncture (Jian Miu, Qu Chi, He Gu, Bi Guan, Fu Tu, Zu San Li).Clinical Results: 30 patients accept the treatment. 12 gained elevated improvement, 12 gained general improvement, 6 gained no improvement.

Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series to Treat Muscular Dystrophy
In the aim to well understand the effect of Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill upon treating MD , doctors in Ghangcheng Myelophathy Hospital carried out related test which lasted almost 6 years and here we summer up testing result. We cannot guarantee all numbers are exactly as they were, because to trace every patient still remains a formidable hard word due to the difficulity in communication, concern in exposing the practical condition to outside from patients’ side, financial support shortage, etc.

Diagnosis Criteria

  • The following indicators in blood check can help doctors give correct diagnosis. They include creatine kinase (CPK), isoenzymes of creatine kinase (CPK- MB), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), pyruvate kinase (PK), myohemoglobin (Mb). Electromyogram and biopsy reports should not be omitted due to their reference value.
  • Within 523 cases, 412 male and the remaining 121 are female. Their average age of onset is 8.83, the average course of disease lasts 11.46 years. Among them patients of false hypertrophy type number 392, patients of limb girdle type number 36, patients of face- scapula –thigh type number 31. Patients with family history of the disease number 184.
  • Patients with MD were offered with Motor Neurons Refunction Capsule, Bulboparalysis Rehabilitation Pill. For patients with serious complications they were advised to take Vital Energy Supplementing Capsule.

Therapeutic effectiveness Standard:

  • Outstanding Improvement: all indicators decrease more than 30%. They include including creatine kinase (CPK), isoenzymes of creatine kinase (CPK- MB), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), pyruvate kinase (PK), myohemoglobin (Mb).
  • Moderate Improvement: all indicators decrease less than 30%
  • No Improvement: no any changes, all indicators remain unchanged.
    Deterioration: conditions deteriorate, all indicators increase at the same time.

Therapeutic Course:

  • 2 months constitute one therapeutic course.

Therapeutic Result:

  • 319 cases reported moderate improvement after taking the herbal medicine 2 months, 136 cases reported outstand improvement after taking the medicine. So, the improvement rate totals 86.91% for one treatment course. 68 cases reported no improvement. No cases reported deterioration after taking the medicine. 308 cases reported they noticed the hard false hypertrophy of gastrocnemius muscle became soft and shrinked more than 2.5 cm, the atrophic muscle of proximal end recovered vitality, muscle strength increased, the activity extent increased in comparison with before. Some cases reported the improvement in the ability to stand up alone without any support. For more information regarding Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series please CLICK HERE.

Herbal Medicine for Treating Mutiple Sclerosis (MS)

The General
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects patients’ entire lives, both physically and psychologically.

Physically, the brain and the spinal cord are involved. Specifically, degeneration of myelin, a material which is composed mainly of fats and serves as an insulation for the nerves, much like the covering of an electric wire, degenerates. This fatty insulation allows a nerve to transmit its impulses with lightning-like speed, enabling people to move almost without thinking. The loss of this myelin insulation causes what is, in effect, a short-circuiting so that a person loses the ability to make smooth, rapid, and coordinated movements. Thus, MS is a demyelinating disease. With multiple sclerosis, the loss of myelin appears to the naked eye as a hardened sclerotic (scar) area. These areas are multiple within the central nervous system, thus the term multiple sclerosis. Different areas of the brain and spinal cord are responsible for different kinds of movements. For example, the cerebellum, an out-pocketing of the brain, is responsible for making coordinated movements. When an area of demyelination occurs in the cerebellum, coordinated movements become difficult. The neurological deficit is quite dependent on the region of the brain or spinal cord that has been affected.

What is MS?
MS is thought to be an autoimmune disease, which means that your own immune system mistakenly attacks normal tissues in your body. In MS, these attacks are aimed at the myelin in the central nervous system.

The central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, is made up of nerves that act as the body’s messenger system. Each nerve is covered by a fatty substance called myelin, which insulates the nerves and helps in the transmission of nerve impulses, or messages between the brain and other parts of the body.

MS gets its name from the buildup of scar tissue (sclerosis) located in more than one area (multiple) of the brain and/or spinal cord. Plaques form when the protective myelin sheath is destroyed, a process called demyelination. Without the myelin, signals transmitted throughout the central nervous system are disrupted or halted. The brain then becomes unable to send and receive messages.

Although the nerves can regain myelin, this process is not fast enough to outpace the deterioration that occurs. The types of symptoms, severity of symptoms, and the course of MS vary widely, partly due to the location of the scar tissue and the extent of demyelination.

What are the Symptoms?

  • The initial symptoms of MS are most often:
  • Difficulty in walking;
  • Abnormal sensations such as numbness or “pins and needles”; and
  • Pain and loss of vision due to optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve.
  • Less common initial symptoms may include:
    Tremor
    Incoordination
    Slurred speech
    Sudden onset of paralysis, similar to a stroke; and
    A decline in cognitive function¡ªthe ability to think, reason, and remember

What Causes MS?
MS is very complex. The cause of MS is not a single thing but a coming together of a certain genetic predisposition, certain environmental contacts, probably early in life, and perhaps certain other factors that we really only partially know about today.

We do know certain things about MS. We know that people with certain tissue types, from certain hereditary backgrounds are more likely to get MS,

We know that there is some likely environmental contact or contacts early growing up, and we know that the disease is mediated in large part through the immune system. The immune system is what then alters the response to foreign materials in the body and appears to be attacking the myelin or the coating of the nerves around the axons in the brain and in the spinal cord.

Some new information that actually [came out] within the last few months, is that there is more going on in MS than just meets the clinical picture. In other words, when patients are clinically stable, they may have disease working on their body, just not being manifest. We learned a few years back with the development of MRI that MS appeared to have more active MRI lesions than it appeared to have clinical exacerbations. But we now know that biochemically with some new tests such as Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, or MRS, that there is much more steady activity in more areas of the body than even show up in the most recent type of MRI testing.

We’re learning more and more about MS all the time, but we still have a ways to go. Fortunately, we now have some treatments that are at least starting to alter the course of MS.

How to diagnose?
The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is usually made as a result of clinical symptoms and a neurological examination. There is no one laboratory test which the clinician can use to make a firm diagnosis. However, in two-thirds of the cases of multiple sclerosis, an elevated gamma globulin is noted in the spinal fluid. Special proteins called oligoclonal bands are found in the spinal fluid of 80 percent of people with MS. Special studies looking at Igg production can be performed.

Electrical tests may indicate short-circuiting in the central nervous system. These are called evoked response tests because a response from the nervous system is evoked with a specific stimulus. The stimulus may be visual, auditory, or through stimulation of an arm or leg. If it takes the stimulus an unusually long time to reach the brain, a short-circuiting may be the cause.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows the brain to be seen without surgery. MRI is particularly sensitive to MS, thus it has become an important aid to diagnosis. It is important to realize that other processes can make an MRI abnormal, and that it can miss MS every now and then.

Treatment by Western medicine

  1. Corticosteroids
    For those with progressive MS, treatment is aimed mainly at relieving symptoms. Oral or intravenous corticosteroids are most often prescribed to reduce inflammation in nerve tissue and shorten the duration of flare-ups. Prolonged use of these medications, however, may be associated with side effects such as osteoporosis and hypertension.
  2. Beta interferons
    A class of drugs known as beta interferons have gained the most attention for curbing MS. In 1993, the FDA approved interferon beta-1b (Betaseron). In 1996, a slightly different version of beta interferon, interferon beta-1a (Avonex) was approved.Interferons are genetically engineered copies of proteins that occur naturally in the body which help fight viral infection and assist in the regulation of the immune system. Betaseron must be injected every other day.Avonex is administered once a week by intramuscular injection. Betaseron and Avonex each have been shown in clinical trials to reduce flares of MS by up to 30 percent. Their exact therapeutic mechanism and long-term benefit aren’t fully understood.
  3. Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone)
    The FDA recently approved an alternative to beta interferons for those with relapsing-remitting MS. Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone), formerly known as copolymer-1, has been shown to be as effective as beta interferons in curbing MS attacks. It’s believed that Copaxone works by blocking the autoimmune attack on myelin.
  4. Tizanidine hydrochloride (Zanaflex)
    Another advance in the fight against MS is tizanidine hydrochloride (Zanaflex), a new oral treatment for muscle spasticity. Many people with MS experience muscle stiffening or spasms, particularly in the legs, which can be painful and uncontrollable. Unlike baclofen (Lioresal), which has been the drug of choice, Zanaflex appears to control muscle spasms without leaving the legs feeling weak.

Chinese Medicine Treatment
The following are main diagnosis points summed up by TCM

  1. Yin Vacuity Stirring Wind
    herb & cute boyMain symptoms: dizzy vision, headache, limbs and body trembleing, unsteady when walking, vexation, red tongue, less tongue fur, fine and rapid pulse, etc.
    Therapeutic principle:
    Nourish Yin and emolliate liver, extinguish wind and stop trembling.
    Herbal Medicine Formula: Big Wind-Extinguishing Pill
    Composition: Gui Ban 30g, bie Jia 30g, Mu Li 30g, Bai Shao 30g, Sheng Di 30g, Gou Teng 15g, Quang Xie 5g, Jiang Chan 10g, Niu Qi 10g, Gan Cao 10g, Yi Ren 30g.
    Administration: Decocted with water, one time every day.
    Note: The formula ingredients should change a little according to patients’ practical sydromes.
  2. Blood Vacuity Stirring Wind
    Main symptoms:< spasm, twitching, unsteady when walking, forceless limbs, dizzy, palpitation, pale tongue body, thin tongue fur, weak and fine pulse, etc.
    Therapeutic principle
    Nourish qi and enrich blood, extinguish win and stop wind
    Herbal Medicine Formula:
    Stop twitching Variant Pill
    Composition:
    Shu Di 30g, Sheng Di 30g, Bai Shao 12g, Dang Gui 12g, Chuan Xiong 10g, Tian Ma 10g, Gou Teng 15g, Quan Xie 5g, Mu Gua 10g, Shen Jin Cao 5g, Niu Qi 10g, Huang Qi 15g
    Administration:
    Decocted with water, one time every day.
    Note: The formula ingredients should change a little according to patients’ practical sydromes.
  3. Yang Vacuity and Blood Stasis
    Main symptoms:forceless legs, unsteady when walking, or even paralysis, numbness throughout the body or part of the body, feel cold, clear urine, unclear speech, pale and enlarged tongue body, gray tongue fur, deep and fine pulse.
    Therapeutic principle:
    Warm kidney and quicken the blood, extinguish the wind and stop twitching.
    Herbal Formula: Kidney-Nourishing and Channels Opening Variant Pill
    Composition: Huang Qi 30g, Gou Qi Zi 10g, Yin Yang Huo 15g, Ba Ji Tian 10g, Tu Shi Zi 10g, Lu Jiao Shuang 30g, Dan Shen 15g, Chuan Xiong 10g, Quan Xie 5g, Gou teng 15g, Bai Shao 15g, Niu Qi 10g.
    Administration: Decocted with water, one time every day.
    Note: The formula ingredients should change a little according to patients’ practical sydromes.

Herbal Formulas for Treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Hu Qian Pill
    Such ready-made Chinese herbal medicine is used widely for treating multiple sclerosis and can effectively steady patients’ conditions. Administration: one pill every time, 2 times daily.
  • Wind Dispeling and Channel Opening Formula
    Composition: Huang Qi, Jiang Chan, Quan Xie, Gou Teng, Xuan Shen, Zhi Mu, herb & cute boyHuang Bai, Jie Geng, Wu Gong, Ju Hua, Sheng Di, Chuang Xiong, Chi Shao, Bai Shao, Dang Gui, Dan Shen, Chi Ji Li, Chen Pi.
    Administration: Take decocted with water, one time daily. Or grind the herbs into powder and take 9g every time.
  • Sinew Soothing and Channel Opening Pill
    Such ready-made Chinese herbal medicine can be used in combination with other medicine.
    Administration: One pill every time, one time every day.
    Acupuncture Treatment
    Puncture Da Zhui, Feng Chi, Jian Yu, Qu Chi, Shen Yu, Gan Yu, San Yin Jiao, Yang Ling Quan, Huan Tao, Zhu San Li, Tai Cong, Tai Xi
  • Herbal Formula Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series
    In 1986, Dr. Yang successfully finished his first herbal formula series invention used for treating multiple sclerosis. In 1988, under the leadership of Dr. Yang, Ghangcheng Myelophathy Hospital was set up to professionally treat the illness and carry out more research work to the mechanism of the diseases. Now in China, Ghangcheng Myelophathy Hospital continuously plays the leading role in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment by applying traditional medicine.Nowadays, their medicine has been developed into 7 series and among them 4 series can be widely used to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and syringomyelia.Notes: Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series Medicine is generaly consisted of 3 or 4 kinds of medicine. Patients are welcome to contact us first to provide necessary information. In such way, our doctor prescribe the proper medicine for patients. In the same time, in order to gain a steady and definite progress, the combination treatment with Qigong practice is recommended for patients. For more information regarding Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series please CLICK HERE.

Herbal Medicine Treating Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

The Generals
Patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), neuromuscular disease, typically show up with symptoms of variable ocular fatigue and weakness all over the body. This disease is caused by defunction of the certain nerve receptors to function properly. A reduction in the number of acetylcholine (ACh) receptors results in a special situation of progressively reduced muscle strength with repeated use of the muscle and recovery of muscle strength following a period of rest.

The common ocular syndrome includes ptosis, orbicularis weakness, droopy eyelids that appear worse at the end of the day, paradoxical lid retraction, limitation of ocular motility, Cogan’s lid twitch, exposure keratitis and intermittent diplopia.

Some percentage of patients possess a form of the disease known as ocular myasthenia. Here, the symptoms remain strictly confined to the extraocular muscles.

Systemic symptoms include intermittent fatigue of the limbs, weakness of the facial muscles and difficulty talking, breathing, swallowing and chewing. In a small percentage of patients, dysthyroidism may also be present, resulting in the mixture of ptosis and exophthalmos. Thymic thymoma is an associated finding signs in patients over 65. Associated disorders such as diabetes mellitus, lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis occur in 1/5 percent of MG patients.

The Mechanism
Autoantibodies develop against ACh acetylcholine (ACh) receptors for unknown reasons. Cholinergic nerve conduction to striated muscle is impaired by a mechanical blockage of the binding site by antibodies and, ultimately, by destruction of the binding site.

Patients become symptomatic once the number of ACh receptors is reduced to approximately 30% of normal. The cholinergic receptors of smooth and cardiac muscle have a different antigenicity than skeletal muscle does.

The role of the thymus in the pathogenesis of MG is not entirely clear, but three quarter of patients with MG have some degree of thymus abnormality. Given the immunologic function of the thymus and the improvement in the clinical condition of patients following thymectomy, the thymus is considered to be the site of autoantibody formation. However, the stimulus that initiates the autoimmune process has not been identified.

Clinical Attention

  • MG should always become a consideration in cases of non-restrictive, pupil sparing CN III, IV and VI nerve palsy as well as unilateral and bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia.
  • Laboratory testing is important for patients diagnosed with MG because of its association with other systemic autoimmune diseases. Pertinent studies include fasting blood sugar, thyroid function tests (ASH, T3, T4), antinuclear antibody (ANA: lupus), rheumatoid factor (RF: arthritis) and in suspicious cases, radiological testing of the thymus gland. A purified protein derivative (PPD: tuberculosis) should be completed because steroid regimens, used to treat MG have the potential to activate or worsen dormant disease.
  • Patients should always be educated to report difficulties with breathing or swallowing.

The Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis
The onset of MG may be sudden, with generalised and severe muscle weakness, but more often the symptoms in the early stages are variable and subtle, making it difficult to diagnose correctly.

The noticeable symptom frequently is weakness of the eye muscles. The disease may remain localised there, or progress to muscles involved in swallowing, chewing, talking, or in moving the limbs. Symptoms vary from patient, but can include a drooping of one or both the eyelids (ptosis), blurred or double vision, weakness of the muscles that move the eyeballs, and unstable or waddling gait, weakness in arms, hands, and fingers, difficulty in swallowing, and difficulty in breathing. These last two represent a significant danger to the patient.

Muscle weakness may develop over a few days or weeks, or remain at the same level for long periods of time. The severity of weakness varies from patient to patient, and even in the same patient at different times of the day. Weakness tends to worsen with exercise and at the end of the day, and is usually particularly alleviated by rest.

Effective Chinese Herbal Medicine
The following are main diagnosis points summed up by TCM

  1. Modified Central-Burner Nourishment and Qi Refilling Formula
    Indication:
    Myasthenia Gravis
    Composition:
    Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae 12g, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae 10g, Radix Angelicae Sinensis 10g, Radix Astragali 30g, Rhizoma Dioscorea Batatis 30g, Caulis Spatholobi 30g, Rhizoma Cimicifugae 8g, Radix Bupleuri 8g, Zaocys dhumnades 12g, Poria Cocos 15g
    Variation:
    1. For Yin vacuity with heat in blood:
    Radix Astragali preparata 24g, Rhizoma Dioscorea Batatis 30g, Caulis Spatholobi 30g, Radix Rehmanniae preparata 10g, Radix Angelicae Sinensis 10g, Rhizoma Cnidii 8g, Carapax Et Plastrum Testudinis Preparata 12g, Ramulus Mori 10g, Radix Paeoniae Alba 15g, Fructus Tribuli 12g, Jiang Huang 10g, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae 12g, Zaocys dhumnades 12g
    2. For Insufficiency of Both Liver and Kidney:
    Radix Astragali 24g, Rhizoma Dioscorea Batatis 30g, Radix Rehmanniae preparata 10g, Fructus Corni 12g, Cortex Moutan Radicis 10g, Radix Pseudostellariae 12g, Zaocys dhumnades 12g, Caulis Spatholobi 30g, Radix Achyranthis 10g
    Administration:
    Decocted with water. On time daily.
    Clinical Fact Sheet
    31 received the treatment. Among them 28 gained recovery, 2 gained improvement and one gained nothing.
    Formula Source:
    Guangxi Chinese Medicine, Jan. 1991
  2. Decoction for Fortifying Spleen and Refilling Qi and Strengthening Muscle
    Indication:
    Myasthenia Gravis
    Composition:
    Radix Astragali preparata 50g, Rhizoma Homalomenae 30g, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae 30g, Niu Da Li 30g, Rhizoma Atractylodis 20g, Herba Epimedii 20g, Rhizoma Cimicifugae 8g, Radix Bupleuri 8g, Radix Glycyrrhizae 5g, Prepared Ma Qian Zi 0.5g
    Administration:
    Decocted with water. On time daily.
    Formula Source:
    Combination Between Western and Eastern Medicine, Jul. 1992
  3. Formula for Activating Paralysis
    Indication:
    Myasthenia Gravis
    Composition:
    Radix Rehmanniae preparata 20g, Semen Cuscutae 30g, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 40g, Herba Epimedii 15g, Radix Angelicae Sinensis 15g, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae 15g, Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata 20g, Radix Astragali 50g, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae 12g, Rhizoma Gastrodiae 10g.
    Administration:
    Decocted with water. On time daily.
    Clinical Fact Sheet
    12 received the treatment. Among them 9 gained recovery, 2 gained improvement and one gained nothing.
    Formula Source:
    Shandong TCM Medicine, Jul. 1996
  4. Formula for Myasthenia Gravis
    Indication:
    Infantile Myasthenia Gravis, ocular type
    Composition:
    1. For Central Qi downfall:
    Poria Cocos 10g, Radix Paeoniae Alba 10g, Radix Puerariae 10g, Ma Qian Zi 0.5g, Rhizoma Zingiberis 2 slips, Fructus Zizyphi 2 pieces.
    2. For Spleen Vacuity and Swampness Prevailing:
    Radix Ginseng 10g, Poria Cocos 10g, Rhizoma Atractylodis 10g, Radix Glycyrrhizae 6g, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae preparata 6g, Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparata 10g, Radix Puerariae 10g, Radix Bupleuri 10g, Radix Saussureae 3g, Rhizoma Cimicifugae 5g, Ma Qian Zi 0.5g.
    3. For Cases with Liver and Kidney Involved:
    Fructus Lycii 10g, Flos Chrysanthemi 10g, Radix Rehmanniae preparata 10g, Rhizoma Dioscorea Batatis 10g, Fructus Corni 10g, Poria Cocos 10g, Bai Fu Zi 10g, Bombyx Cum Batryte 10g, Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis 10g, Scorpio 2g, Ma Qian Zi 0.5g.
    Administration:
    Decocted with water. On time daily.
    Clinical Fact Sheet
    21 received the treatment. Among them 7 gained recovery, 12 gained improvement and 2 gained nothing.
    Formula Source:
    TCM Medicine, Oct. 1985

Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatment Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill
Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series have been verified to be very effective in treating MG. Almost 83% of patients can gain an improvement within 35 days to five months. Patients with MG can use 1) series # 1 and series # 4 or 2) series # 1 and series 3 for the treatment of MG. For more information regarding Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series please CLICK HERE.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatment Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill
Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series have been verified to be very effective in treating MG. Almost 83% of patients can gain an improvement within 35 days to five months. Patients with MG can use 1) series # 1 and series # 4 or 2) series # 1 and series 3 for the treatment of MG. For more information regarding Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series please CLICK HERE.

Herbal Medicine for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

What is Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy?
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease characterized by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord. The disorder causes weakness and wasting of the voluntary muscles. This weakness is often more severe in the legs than in the arms. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) affects the nerves in an area of the spinal cord called the anterior horn. These nerve cells become damaged, breaking the link between the brain and the muscles. As a result, the muscles can’t be used and become wasted or atrophied. SMA affects the voluntary muscles (especially those closest to the trunk of the body) used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control and swallowing.

What Types There Are?
There are several different types of spinal muscular atrophy: type I (severe, also known as Werdnig-Hoffmann syndrome), type II (intermediate) and type III (mild, also known as Kugelberg-Welander disease) affect children, while there are a variety of types of adult-onset SMA that develop later in life.

Type I may begin before birth (lack of foetal movement in late pregnancy) or shortly afterwards, and an affected baby is rarely able to lift his head or develop normal movement. Swallowing, feeding and breathing may be difficult, and the child rarely survives to the age of two.

Type II usually appears in the first couple of years. The child may reach adulthood, although they may need help to sit or stand, and strain on the muscles can cause complications.

Type III may be diagnosed as late as adolescence. Those affected may have problems walking or getting up from sitting.

Unlike types I, II and III, which aren’t usually progressive, adult-onset SMA tends to progress very slowly, although it’s not usually life-threatening. Symptoms are variable and depend on the muscles affected. Fatigue may be a problem, but the muscles used for swallowing and respiratory function are rarely affected.

What Causes It?
Types I, II and III SMA are autosomal recessive conditions and affect boys and girls equally. It’s estimated that about 1 million people in the UK are carriers of SMA (about 1 in 50 people) and around one in 10,000 babies are affected.

Adult-onset SMA may be autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant or X-linked recessive (a form of SMA known as Bulbo-SMA or Kennedy’s syndrome). In a few cases, adult-onset SMA results from genetic mutations acquired during life rather than inherited.

How is spinal muscular atrophy diagnosed?
The diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy is made after the sudden or gradual onset of specific symptoms and after diagnostic testing. During the physical examination, the physician will obtain a complete medical history of patients, and he/she may also ask if there is a family history of any medical problems.

Diagnostic tests that may be performed to confirm the diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy include the following:

  1. Blood tests
  2. Muscle biopsy – a small sample of the muscle is removed and examined to determine and confirm a diagnosis.
  3. Genetic tests – diagnostic tests that evaluate for conditions that have a tendency to run in families.
  4. Electromyogram (EMG) – a test that measures the electrical activity of a muscle or a group of muscles. An EMG can detect abnormal electrical muscle activity due to diseases and neuromuscular conditions

What is the Treatment?
Currently, there is no cure or treatment to repair the nerve damage, but support care including physio and respiratory drainage are very important. Within affected families, once the abnormal gene has been identified, carriers can be detected by a blood test, and antenatal screening using CVS (chorionic villus sampling) is available.

What is the prognosis?
The prognosis for individuals with SMA varies depending on the type of SMA and the degree of respiratory function. Some may appear to be stable for protracted periods, but improvement is not to be expected by using Western Medicine.

Effective Chinese Herbal Medicine for Treating SMA
The following are main diagnosis points summed up by TCM

  • Modified Formula for Muscular Paralysis
    Indication:
    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
    Preliminary Composition:
    Radix Achyranthis 20g, Radix Angelicae Sinensis 20g, Fructus Chaenomelis 20g, Ramulus Mori 30g, Radix Aristolochiae Fangchi 15g, Lumbricus 20g, Scorpio 5g, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae 20g, Rhizoma Atractylodis 20g, Semen Lablab Album 20g, Poria Cocos 20g
    Variation:
    1. For patients with symptom as weak lower limbs, inability for long time standing, dizziness, ear ringing, enuresis, fine pulse, which fall into category of liver deficiency , sparrow withered and sinew paralysed, add following herbs:
    Ramulus Loranthi 20g, Radix Dipsaci 20g, Semen Psoraleae 20g,
    2. For patients with symptom as weakening limbs, poor appetite, belly distention, short breath, fatigue, pale complexion, which fall into category of deficiency of both spleen and stomach, stagnant transformation of essence, add following herbs:
    Fructus Amomi 30g, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae preparata 20g
    3. For patients with symptom as heavy body, fever, short and yellow urination, yellow tongue fur, tidal heat arising from below, which fall into category of prevailance of both swampness and heat, stagnant movement of both Qi and blood, add following herbs:
    Cortex Phellodendri 15g, Rhizoma Atractylodis Lanceae 15g, Radix Salviae Miltiorrhziae 30g, Celosia cirstata 15g,
    4. For patients with symptom as vexation, thirst, dry stool, short and yellow urination, inner driness due to heat inside, which fall into category of liquid deficiency by heat with lung, less nourishment towards sinew, add following herbs:
    Semen Persicae 20g, Rhizoma Anemarrhenae 20g, Radix Rehmanniae preparata 20g, Gypsum Fibrosum 20g.
    Administration:
    Decocted with water. On time daily.
    Clinical Fact Sheet
    28 received the treatment. Among them 12 gained much improvement, 5 gained minor improvement.
  • Gui Long Paralysis Removal Formula
    Indication:
    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), ALS
    Preliminary Composition:
    Carapax Et Plastrum Testudinis Preparata 15g, Draconis Os Preparata 15g, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 9g, Herba Cynomorii 12g, Rhizoma Polygonati Officinallis 12g, Radix Ophiopogonis 9g, Radix Achyranthis 9g, Rhizoma Dioscorea Batatis 20g, Rhizoma Atractylodis 9g, Poria Cocos 9g, Radix Pseudostellariae 3g
    Variation:
    1. For patients with much heat, add following herbs:
    Gypsum Fibrosum, Rhizoma Anemarrhenae, Caulis Lonicerae
    2. For patients with much dampness, add following herbs:
    Rhizoma Atractylodis Lanceae, Semen Coicis
    3. For patients with lower limbs paralysis, add following herbs:
    Fructus Chaenomelis, tiger bone
    4. For patients with waist and back impediment involved, add following herbs:
    Cortex Eucommiae preparata, Gou Ji
    5. For patients with deficiency of both Qi and Yin, add following herbs:
    Radix Astragali preparata, Fructus Schizandrae
    Administration:
    Decocted with water. On time daily.
    Clinical Fact Sheet
    Effective rate: 84%
  • Formula for Recovery from Paralysis
    Indication:
    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), muscular paralysis.
    Preliminary Composition:
    Radix Astragali preparata 20g, Rhizoma Anemarrhenae 12g, Ye Tai Ginseng 9g, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae 9g, Radix Angelicae Sinensis 9g, Olibanum 9g, Ardisia japonica 9g, Radix Clematidis 5g, Rhizoma Zingiberis Siccatum 6g, Radix Achyranthis 12g
    Variation:
    For patients with much heat, add Gypsum Fibrosum; with coldness, minus Rhizoma Anemarrhenae, add Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata; with bone and sinew suffering from wind, add Rhizoma Gastrodiae; with bone withered, add Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides, tiger bone; with both withered feet and hands, add Ramulus Cinnamomi

Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatment Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill
By applying Amyotrophy Convalesence Pill Series Medicine, till 2001 the out-patients with progressive spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) amounted to 194 in Ghangcheng Myelophathy Hospital, among them 137 are male and 54 female. The oldest patient aged 63, the youngest is 5 years old. The effective rate (improvement rate) is 77.3%. For more information regarding Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series please CLICK HERE.

Testimonials From Taking Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series

Case 1

Subject: chinese herbal pills for ALS
> Sent: 13 Nov ’05 17:54
>
> Dear doctor LEE,
> I’m Chantal. I’m 38 years old.I’ m a woman.
> During 2002 i have ALS. I have your pills by Mr Nguyen
> Thuy Nam.I have took serie 1 and serie 2. It make me
> feel better than i was before. Therefore, i need to
> continue with your pills. I have many problems such
> as: chewing, speech, swallowing and walk.
> Can you send to me: serie 1 and serie 3.
> I can pay by credit cart on internet. PLease tell me
> how to pay. My address is:
>
> Chantal
> 8 square

Case 2

> Subject: Re: Payment of USD 289 Received!
> Sent: 22 Mar ’06 07:15
>
> Dear Dr. Lee. I am almost done with my previous order of pills and I
> think I have only enough for another week. It is possible to find out
> when exactly I will receive my order. I depend on the pills and see a lot
> of improvement. Thank you very much. Liana

Case 3

> Subject: als patient
> Sent: 18 Nov ’05 06:28
>
> Hello Doctor Lee
>
>
> This is the Jurczuk family again.
>
> We would like to order another months supply of series 1 and series 3
> medicine. After two weeks of taking the pills we had noticed a slight
> difference. Wee also wanted to ask you to see if it is possible to ship
> the medicine in a faster way than the first time. We would pay for the
> extra shipping cost, if it is possible please let us know the price so we
> could place a new order.
>
>
> Thank You

Case 4

Dear Dr. Lee,
Recently, my cousin has finished the first month of
treatment with the series of pills #1 and #2. At the
beginning of the treatment, he felt heat, principally
in the nights. At the 24 days of treatment, he has
stretched his legs, since he had inflexibility in the
knees. He has felt energy and has walked approximately
5 meters of distance. He has improved the way of
swallowing and the sensation of bitter mouth has
disappeared. His tongue was yellowish and now it is
whitish. he urinates several times during the day and
his urine is very yellowish.
My questions are:
What treatment do you suggest us to continue?
How long?
Are there permanent the improvements that my cousin
has experienced?
Thanking you in advance,
Manuel

Case 5

Subject: request
> Sent: 12 May 2005 21:13:53
>
> Dear sir
>
> I am glad to write to you again. I want to thank you
> for the medecines; and want to ask you again to
> prepare us another medecines; necessary for two
> months.Please tell me the date when the medecines will
> be ready.I will send you the money as soon as possible
>
> as he feels better after taking these medecines;the
> patient wants to know if there is a possibility to
> make you see him;as he thinks that this will help you
> to know more about hese case (this will certainly make
> him feel better) if it’s possible just tell us the
> way.
> if it’s not possible than we will try to send you a
> video of him using yahoo..but as we have never do
> it.we don’t know if the yahoo will help us send you a
> video in your email.
>
> With congratulations
>
>

Case 6

Subject: remerciment
> Sent: 12 Apr 2005 10:10:46
>
> Dear Dr LEE,
>
> clean you for you remércié, for your assistance, thanks to you and your drugs an improvement was noticed on the level of the hand of the patient these finger starts also has ouvrire on the level of the foot takes place an improvement, before the patient had evil réspiré it today réspire better .
>
> thank you still for all your help all my greetings .
>
> Mr Bachara

Case 7

Subject: RE: Order not received.
> Sent: 05 Dec ’05 15:16
>
> Doctor Lee,
>
> My mother is improving a lot with the medicine. She has continued it for two
> months now and I have a third month medicine in stock with me. Do you think
> we should continue it further ?
> Also the other medicine you suggested , should we start with it?
>
> Thanks,
> Parul

Case 8

Dear Dr LEE,
clean you for you remércié, for your assistance, thanks to you and your drugs an improvement was noticed on the level of the hand of the patient these finger starts also has ouvrire on the level of the foot takes place an improvement, before the patient had evil réspiré it today réspire better .

thank you still for all your help all my greetings .
Mr Bachara

Case 9

Dear sir
>
> I am glad to write to you again. I want to thank you
> for the medecines; and want to ask you again to
> prepare us another medecines; necessary for two
> months.Please tell me the date when the medecines will
> be ready.I will send you the money as soon as possible
>
> as he feels better after taking these medecines;the
> patient wants to know if there is a possibility to
> make you see him;as he thinks that this will help you
> to know more about hese case (this will certainly make
> him feel better) if it’s possible just tell us the
> way.
> if it’s not possible than we will try to send you a
> video of him using yahoo..but as we have never do
> it.we don’t know if the yahoo will help us send you a
> video in your email.
>
> With congratulations

Case 10

发件人: Alissa Allery
发送时间: 2009-05-03 09:01:33
收件人: CONTACT US
抄送:
主题: Re: I have MS…

Dr. Lee,
Thank you for your response. Since we last corresponded I have been consulting a practitioner of TCM and practicing Qigong. I am happy to report that I am fully recovered from my past ailments and have been symptom free for over a year now. I am writing to express my gratitude for you guidance and I look forward to future correspondence.
Thank you,
Alissa R. Allery

Case 11

> Subject: (none)
> Sent: 13 Sep ’05 10:28
>
> DEAR DR LEE,
>
> I wanted to inform you that the sarou patient, goes much better because he can walk(work) with a person has his(her,its) side and a stick, him(it) pourais to be only standing up all, it holds the straight(right) head, but he cannot pronounce sentences yet. What is what this progress means something roughly what is what it is on the good way for the cure. I thank you for treatment a lot because grace has have him(her) has espoire maid and grace has too.
>
> Mr BACHARA DRISS.

Case 12

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: RE: I have MD
From: <>
Date: Wed, March 02, 2009 3:27 am
To: >
> Hi things are going good I’m keeping up with the Qigong I do feel stronger I will
> need your next step soon because it takes two to three weeks for your herbs to get
> here.
> where do I go from here and where can I order your next step and what would you
> recommend Reed.

Case 13

> Dear dr /lee
> By the way I am glade to tell you that the patient has filled some
> improvement in his way speaking than before using your medicine my be
> this is indication to you ,
> Please send to us the medicine to the same address which is
> Best regards

Case 14

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: RE: I have MD
From: Reed <>
Date: Wed, February 04, 2009 8:35 am
To:

Its geting close to order agin how sould I go abut?ordering?the?therd?time or is it the same as the 2 order?
And I’m geting better at the Toa once a day and Im doing the first Qigong twoice a day.? Reed

Case 15

>??——-Original Message——-
>??From: Sofi
>??Subject: Payment
>??Sent: 15 Aug ’08 02:50
>??
>??Dear Doctor Lee,
>??
>??I would like to inform you regarding Fakhri, the patient of Duchenne
>??M.Dystrophy.
>??He has already take your medicine within 2 weeks and he get improvement,
>??especially in his muscle, getting strong, I hope will more better soon.
>??I transfer to you again for the medicine by western union today, please
>??send the
>??medicine soon.
>??
>??Regards,
>??SOFIAH BALFAS

Case 16

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: ######@yahoo.com
> Subject: Expired MS Patient
> Sent: 05 May ’09 18:35
>
> Hello Dr. Lee,
>
> I was visting your hopsitals website and I must tell you that the work
> that you are doing is truly inspirational. My mother expired 6 years ago
> and she was only 59 years old. She had us late in life (36 and 38) and as a
> child you do not reconize what is happening to your parent. Your section on
> MS and what it is educated me alot. If only our family had discovered your
> methods earlier, maybe she could have survived today and enjoy all 5 of her
> grandchildren.

> Her case of MS i believe was the worst and it does not help that Puerto
> Ricos Healthcare system is horrible. They could have saved her because all
> she needed was to get dialysis in time, but the physician wanted to put her
> out of her misery. (not to mention she developed diabetes out of no where)
>
> My mother was a buetiful person both physically and personality wise, but
> she had MS back when she was 26 years old(1970). Little was known back
> then, I think. By the time I was 15, one of her legs was ambutated. Then in
> Puerto Rico, the ambutated her other leg. She could not use her hands, she
> could not see very well and she had an ulser in the back of her thigh that
> a female could stick her arm upto her elbow. Her teeth were slowly falling
> out. In her last days she could not see because her pupils were swollen.
> Her skin had plasma filled welts and then her skin was falling of before
> our families eyes. We believe that she could hear us, but it was too late.
> They moved her to the morge before we got there. Her death certificate
> states that she died from Pnemonia. I think thats just unfair.
>
> I attached photos before MS, After(when my eldest son was born i was 15),
> and the very last picture in exsitance taken 3 months before she died.
>
> As a physician, i am sure your treatments would have saved her. I wanted
> to share this with you because no one should suffer when they live.

Case 17

——-Original Message——-
> From: apd.org
> Subject: Enquiry | Contact Us (ALS)
> Sent: Aug 26 ’09 15:56
>
> Please find below a message submitted on 2009-08-26 at 07:56
>
> fullname:
>
> email: apd.org
>
> subject: PATIENT INFORMATIONS PLZ
>
> comments: I HAVE GIVEN UR RECOMMENDED MEDICINES 1.Motor Neurons Refunction Capsule.2.Bulboparalysis Rehabilitation Pill TO ONE OF MY PATIENT RELATED TO MYSCULAR DYSTROPHY,,,HE HAS IMPROVED IN SUCH A WAY THAT SPASTICITY,AND FLACIDITY OF MUSCLES IS NOW GONE,,AND MUSCLES ARE RELAXED,,,IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEND THIS PATIENT TO UR HOSPITAL FOR THE FURTHER MEDICATION BUT UNDER UR SUPERVISION???? OR HOW LONG HE HAS TO CONTINUE THE UPTAKE OF THESE MEDICINES IN FUTURE,,HE IS 33 AND PATIENT OF MD,,MYSCULAR DYSTROPHY,HE IS ALSO PARALYSED,,ON WHEEL CHAIR,,,,HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE HIM TO GET SOME RECOVERY,,,AND HOW LONG HE HAS TO USE THE MEDICINES PLZ????
>

Case 18

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: J. Manuel <>
> Subject: Greetings from Guatemala.
> Sent: Nov 10 ’09 05:06
>
> Hello Again and greetings Dr.Lee,we are given the treatment to our 6
> years old daugther and we are very happy because we see she is beter!Today
> we buy more medicine for the next 4 months ,to complet the treatment,she
> has taken the treatment for 3 months and we have more medicine for 1 month
> more,and with the new medicine we can complet 8 months,we would like to
> know if with 8 months is sufficient and then what? with our best
> regards,Estrada Family from Guatemala.

Case 19

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: ————-
> Subject: Enquiry | Contact Us (ALS)
> Sent: Nov 24 ’09 23:11
>
> Please find below a message submitted on 2009-11-24 at 15:11
>
> fullname: ————–
>
> email: —————-
>
> subject: my father is an als patient
>
> comments: My father is an als patient for about 2 years i heard from someone that took your medicine that saw improvement so i hope you can help us too….. we are from greece but now we live in romania thank you in advance and i am waititng for your responce

Case 20

> ——-Original Message——-
> From:
> Subject: RE: Enquiry | Contact Us (ALS)
> Sent: Dec 23 ’09 17:22
>
> Dear Dr Lee
> Thanks for email.NOw SALIVA is coming from mouth ,it is very hard for me
> eat properly and speak properly.SALIVA is coming from mouth,is this is
> effect of your medicine .Slow
> movement of tongue.and bifacial weakness with brisk jaw jerk to apointof
> clonus.
> Thanks
> malik

Case 21

> ——-Original Message——-
> From:
> To: doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net
> Subject: Re: Order for Medicine for- ONE Month
> Sent: Dec 25 ’09 16:13
>
> Dear DoctorLee Sir, Merry X-MAS
> We had received
> the medicine.
> we had perfom the blood test of patient on date 06th NOV-2009
> before starting the medicine suggeted by,in that report the “CPK level
> “was ” 1967.1 ” and after the completing the one month course of your
> medicine the we had againg perform the Blood test of patient on date -24th
> DEC-2009 ? , in this report the “CPK level? ” is reduced to ” 1226.5 ” .
> presently the patient is that condition so he can not move on even
> single? stair wiithout any help? .
> we had started the second month course of medicine.
> Should we continue this medicine or there is any other suggestion from
> you.
> Is there any Excersise for patient which he can perform with help of
> family members.
> please guide us.
> thanks a lot for your co-operation? .
> ?
> with regards
> MUKESH

Case 22

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: Marilyn Sotelo <————–>
> To: —————
> Cc: —————–
> Subject: We placed an order today of Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series
> Sent: Jun 16 ’10 12:01
>
> Hi Dr.Lee,
>
> How are you? I am so happy to tell you that my mother had improvements
> after 2 weeks of taking the medicines that you prescribed. And because of
> that, we placed another again today for the same medicines.
> I didn’t pay for the extra shipping cost because my last order was shipped
> after 25 days. When will I receive the new parcel?
>
> My mother was not able to move her legs before we got the medicines. But
> after 10 days of taking the medicines, she was able to move both of her
> legs. In contrary, she started to feel stiffness of her leg muscles
> everyday. Why is that happening? Is that a normal effect after taking the
> medicines?
>
> I am looking forward for your reply.
>
> Thank you so much for creating such miraculous drugs. ALS patients all over
> the world should know your product so they can be cured as well…
>
> Thank you and have great day!

Case 23

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: janet tho—————
> To: dr lee <doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net>
> Subject: RE: response
> Sent: Jun 23 ’10 18:50
>
> Dr Lee,
> Thanks a lot we recieved the medicine that you shipped to us. We are
> continuing to give the medicine will update you periodically on the
> progress. At the moment we have seen a great improvement and the Jimmy is
> trying to talk.Let us know if theres anything else we can get or do to
> facilitate faster results?
> Thanks a lot.
> Janet

Case 24

——-Original Message——-
> From: Ranka Mul>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> To: doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net
> Subject: Question
> Sent: Sep 10 ’10 09:19
>
> Dear Dr. Lee,
>
> On the positive side, she has noticed some improvement in her ability to
> swallow, and her speech seems to be somewhat improved. These are very
> encouraging signs.
>
> Also, we have found a Chinese Qigong Master who teaches Qigong classes in
> her vicinity and who is also well versed in the connection between Qigong
> exercises and healing. He is starting one of these classes on September
> 25, and we will try to get her to participate in this class.
>
> Since she is still waiting for the Qigong video to arrive, she has not
> been able to practice any Qigong so far. She would like to know, (if you
> could possibly answer that question), when she could expect some
> improvement from taking the medicine alone.
>
> We would greatly appreciate any comment from you.
>
> Many thanks and best regards,
>
> Ranka Mulkern

Case 25

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: fa—————————
> To: doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net
> Subject: Enquiry | Contact Us (ALS)
> Sent: Aug 26 ’10 23:23
>
> Please find below a message submitted on 2010-08-26 at 15:23
>
> fullname: …………………….
>
> email: fary………………………………
>
> subject: syringomyelia medicine and its cure
>
> comments: I have bought 4month course from you for my father suffering from syringomyeli, he has taken two month pills but has started suffering from diarhhea,since he drinks two glasses of water to take the chocolate color powder meant for nutritional supply he can now stand on his own for 11 minutes which is far more better as he was lying down and drinking water on bed, do you think we should give him a farther 2 month medication . he is 72 years old.

Case 26

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: Ranka Mulk>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> To: doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net
> Subject: Question 1&3 and 1&4
> Sent: Jan 04 ’11 10:13
>
> Dear Dr. Lee,
>
> I returned yesterday from visiting my sister. I spent 5 days with her.
> She now has a continuous support from our relative who is staying with
> her and who is completely dedicated to her wellbeing. He helps her by
> preparing all her meals and her medicine, shopping, cleaning and doing all
> she needs. He provides the best support imaginable.
>
> She looks much better than when I saw her last time (4 weeks ago). I
> believe that she has gained some weight. She is swallowing much better,
> both food and liquid. She has not had any chocking episodes for the last
> three weeks. She has days when her walking is very good, and days when it
> is not. Similarly, there are days when her speech is much improved, and
> days when she is having a hard time articulating the words. Also, she is
> having pretty hard time holding the brush while brushing her teeth and
> moving her cheeks and tongue around while rinsing her mouth.
>
> However, we believe that we are seeing a significant improvements, and we
> are very happy about that. We also hope that other undesirable symptoms
> will begin to fade away.
>
> The question we have at this point is this:
>
> Since she now has both #1&3 and 1&4 combination of medicine, we are
> wondering if it would be OK to take 1&3 one day and 1$4 the next,
> alternating them until she uses them both up.
>
> We would greatly appreciate your opinion about that.
>
> Many thanks and best regards,
>
> Ranka Mulkern
> (On behalf of Bogdanka Okameme)

Case 27

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: jake_e>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> To: doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net
> Subject: Enquiry | Contact Us (ALS)
> Sent: Sep 16 ’10 06:45
>
> Please find below a message submitted on 2010-09-15 at 22:45
>
> fullname: Jake L. E>>>>>>>>>
>
> email: jake_ell>>>>>>>>>>
>
> subject: A.L.S.
>
> comments: My wife is taking your herbs #1,and #3 for about two weeks now. We would like to know what she is allowed to eat.Is she allowed to eat baked chicken ? Can she eat fruit ? Please send us more information if available. She has improved since she started this herbal treatment.Still cannot use her arms or legs on her own yet. Thank you Jake & Louise Ellerbee
>
>

Case 28

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: Sarika Singh
> To: doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net
> Subject: Re: Mascular dystrophy-Sarika Singh
> Sent: Aug 14 ’10 16:42
>
> Dear Sir,
>
> I am very happy to inform you that there is little improvement in patient
> health. He can now stand for two-three minutes without any support.
>
> I wanted to know whether same dose will continue or there will be any
> change from your side if you suggest.
>
> Also, is there any precuation required in food, what to eat and what not
> to eat?
>
> Kindly reply so that I can order for two months medicine on monday.
>
> You are really a GOD for us.
>
> Many Many Thanks Sir.
>
> Sarika Singh
>

Case 29

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: Dale Fosd>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> To: doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net
> Subject: RE: Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series
> Sent: Oct 25 ’10 08:10
>
> Doctor Lee,
>
> I have purchased one month supply but I had problems with the powder and I
> was wondering if I could get the herbs in a pill form like the other pack
> that is included with my treatment. The pills are much easier to take than
> the powder. I feel that I have had great benefits from them so far but
> because my swallowing it is hard for me to take the powder. Please get back
> with me because I will need to be ordering my next months supply soon.
> Thank you for all your support and have a good day.
>
> Irene Fosdyck

Case 30

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: Rank>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> To: doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net
> Subject: Update and a Question
> Sent: Oct 02 ’10 09:29
>
> Dear Dr. Lee,
>
> My sister (Bogdanka Oka) has been doing your recommended exercises
> faithfully, twice a day, and she is noticing a great improvement. She told
> me the other day that she was very excited about the level of energy she
> is now experiencing. Before beginning the regular exercise regimen she was
> feeling constantly tired, drained, and in need of rest. She is now
> capable of performing various tasks all day long, without a need for long
> naps or extensive rest. She is very encouraged by this progress.
>
> Also, she is noticing an improvement in her ability to swallow, and her
> speech seems to have more fluency to it than some weeks ago. All of this is
> very encouraging.
>
> She has not noticed much improvement in her ability to walk: she still gets
> tired very quickly, and her legs feel “as if they were made out of
> rubber.”
>
> The greatest concern she now has is that the muscle tissue in her left
> hand, between the thumb and forefinger, is showing signs of getting
> thinner. That muscle has almost completely disappeared on her right hand,
> and that is causing her difficulty in using her hand properly while
> writing or performing various small tasks. She is now concerned that the
> same thing may happen to her left hand, and this is causing her a great
> deal of inner turmoil.
>
> She would like to know if taking the medicine and exercising will have any
> effect on stopping this muscle deterioration, if this regimen has any
> potential for restoring the lost muscle tissue, and if so, when could that
> be expected.
>
> Nobody could offer that world of encouragement better than you, within the
> bounds of reasonable expectations, of course.
>
> With great appreciation of the support you have offered us so far,
>
> Ranka Mulkern
> (on behalf of Bogdanka Oka)

Case 31

> ——-Original Message——-
> From: adonil>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> To: doctor.lee@damo-qigong.net
> Subject: Enquiry | Contact Us (ALS)
> Sent: Nov 19 ’10 11:20
>
> Please find below a message submitted on 2010-11-19 at 03:20
>
> comments: Please, have you received my payment for #1 and #3 herbs? The payment was taken out of my banking account on Nov. 1. It is for ALS and it helps me regain my strength. Thank you for making this wonderful product.

Case 32

>
> Name: Armagan
> E-Mail: koz>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>
> Phone Number: 0090>>>>>>>>>>>>
> Address: Alanyahomes
>
> Subject (ALS | Enquiry): MG TREATMENT
> Message:
> I have purchased
>
> Motor Neurons Refunction Granule (series #1), 90 packs.
> Muscle Cell Stimulation Pill (series #4), 2 boxes (60 bags)
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> and ? have using now nearly since 1 month and ? can say that ? have seen good improvement using your treatments,after using your treatments 2 weeks ? stop taking mestinon and after ? had a meeting with my neurologist and he said ?t would br very dangerous to stop tak?ng mestinonihe sa?d that ? am putting myself on risk for a possible of myasthen?a gravis crisis.
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> What would you reccomend me about this? ? am plann?ng to cont?nue another 1-2 months your treatments,can ? really stop taking mestinon? and is there a way can be sure about that?
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> Thanks.
> Arma?an Kozan

Order Medicine to Treat ALS, Syrinx, MS, SMA, MD and MG

Medicine Name:
Motor Neurons Refunction Granule
Composition:
Extracts from 18 herbs which partly include Morindae Radix, Astragalus Root, Gingseng, Cinnamomi Ramulus, Ephedrae Herba, Aconiti Tuber, Actractylodis Ovatae Rhizoma, Gentianae Macrophyllae Radix, Cornus Fruit, Aconiti Tuber Laterale, etc.
Action and Indication:
Supplement Kidney and fortify spleen, warm Yang and boost Qi, supplement semen and replenish marrow. Use to treat various myelophathy diseases, recover the normal function of motor neurons and muscle cell, effectively treat amyosthenia and amyotrophy and improve the symptoms due to them. Effective for muscular weakness and the progressive wasting of muscles and muscle loss. Symptoms such as limbs numbness, atrophy, paralysis, urination and defecation disorder, physical cold and cold limbs, etc. Especially effective for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS), syringomyelia(SM), progressive muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis(MG), progressive atrophy, facial paralysis, polyneuritis, amyotrophy, etc.
Dosage:
Take orally, one pack each time, 3 times daily. For child, dosage should decrease accordingly. Please consult doctor.
Quantity:
45 packs / bag
Precaution:
Abstain from smoking, alcohol, peppery and spicy food. No food below room temperature, no tea, less or no sex during the time when taking the medicine.

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