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Practice Qigong to treat ALS


What is ALS?
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.

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
Clearing 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 sydromes.

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 sydromes.

Herbal Formulas for Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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.

Dr. Huai Yuanming and His Herbal Formula Invention
Dr. Huai YuanmingDr. Yang now works as the director of Chancheng Myelophathy Hospital and formerly he was the founder of the hospital. After more than 10 years of experiment and research he successfully invented Chinese herbal formula Bone Marrow Enriching Series medicine which can be effectively treat Syringomyelia (also called syrinx, hydromyelia, syringohydromyelia), trauma to spinal cord, multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic myelitis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive spinal myodystrophia, arachoid adhesion, tumor in spinal cord, muscular dystrophy(MD) (myodystrophia). Regaring the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) please Click Here.



Chinese Acupuncture Formulas for Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Acupuncture Formula 1
Acupoints Arrays:

  1. Bai Hui, Pi Yu, Shen Yu, Ming Men, etc.
  2. Shan Zhong, Guan Yuan, Qi Hai, Xue Hai, etc.
  3. Da Zhui, Qu Chi, Wai Guan, He Gu, etc.
  4. Feng Chi, Shou Shan Li, Nei Guan, etc.

Acupuncture Manipulation:
Every time choose either one of array 1 and array 2. Retain the needle while applying moxibustion. When choosing array 3 and array 4 use burning-fire manipulation method. Extract needle when patients feel hot. Apply the treatment one time each day during the first month and one time every other day one month later.

Treatment Notes:
20 times constitute one treatment course. During the treament, plum blossom needle should be used to slightly puncture place near neck, two sides of spine and atrophy areas. Stop the puncture when slight amount of blood issues. Partial massage are recommended in the same time.

Recording of Two Successful Cases:
Case 1. Male, aged 28. With ALS for 5 months without any improvement with normal treatment prescribed by western doctors. Then choose the acupuncture treatment above mentioned. After 120 days of treatment, all normal function of body trunk and four limbs is recovered. No recurrence during late days.

Case 2: Female, aged 41.
With ALS for 1 year. No any improvement. Then received the acupuncture treatment above mentioned. Gained complete recovery after 5 monthes of consecutive treatment. No recurrence for the succeeding 4 years.

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DaMo Qigong Practice: Deploying Internal Medicine to Treat ALS

1. Mechanism
Qigong, an ancient science and art of health, is a traditional form of Chinese energy excise and healing art for the body, mind, and spirit. Qigong is ideal for establishing emotional balance in today's stressful lifestyle and for helping to heal seriously ill people--those struggling with chronic degenerative conditions such as paralysis, cancer, asthma, cardiovascular and other more.

People will ask us what the mechanism of qigong is. Generally speaking, like in a rice field, western medicine always have the trend of using all their means to kill the weeds. But in the meantime the rice shoots incur damage, more or less. Most patients know what the results is when they receive radiotherapy and chemotherapy. But for qigong practice, at beginning it will directly strengthen patients immune system and more deep concerning inner energy system. In a word, it seeks to harmonize the relationship of all internal organs and drop the idea to distinguish which is friend and which is enemy. How to achieve such aim, you may ask? For a tree, at the very beginning there is no division of which is normal and which abnormal for it stays at initiative stage of the very root. But later different branches develop into various forms, and good, bad, long, short, etc. come into being. By adopting special means we can reverse the process of growing up and take the course of sailing against the life current to return back to the very beginning. Once we reach that state there should be no any "branches" possibly existing to wield effects upon our physical existence. Qigong is just the method of how to take the reversing course.

As like to let the rice shoots get stronger and stronger, the weeds will have less and less effects upon the rice shoots. As the process continues, sometime the weeds will have no effect upon the rice shoots. Later the time will come of the rice shoots overpowering weeds. And people naturally know why qigong can prolong patients' life expectancy, at least. If patients can properly proceed with the practice, qigong can bring them much more than they could expect, especially the serene happiness general people could never have the chance to experience throughout their life time. Yes, somebody may ridicule at the theory, but no proper practice for a certain period people will never know what the qigong is. Qigong is the study of practice rather than just a theory. Qigong theory will be always beyond the thinking sphere of the persons who never seriously join the practice for a time.

2. Qigong Treatment Course
2-1. Taking Chinese Herbal Medicine
Patients with ALS are advised to take some Chinese medicine which can help open up channels and collaterals quickly and strengthen immune system. Here we recommend Dr. Yang and His Herbal Formula Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series . Other formulas like Modified Jian Bu Hu Qian Pill and Effective Formula By Doctor Lin introduced above are excellent formulas. In most of the herbal formulas the herbs should work together to open up channels in a quick way and strenghten Yin and Yang, make for the balance of Yin and Yang, quicken the blood flow, enhance the presence of Defensive Qi and Operative Qi, enrich the blood and Qi. Etc. Taking such herbal medicine can lay a good foundation for Qigong practice to quickly take effect: first is the Yang Qi can have a play ground to arise and reside in. Second, Qi can arise quickly in large amount. When Qi arises from the very deep Qi Ocean the internal organs would function more harmoniously with each other and they would like more to behave as like an integrated unit which can effect incredible power in launching overwhelming force against any potential pathogenic factors.

2-2. Persistent Self-Practice
When channels are opened up and evil Qi is driven away, the excellent environment for Qi to arise comes to be ready and patients should pracitice diligently with the practice every day. Many patients failed to gain final success because they don't have a strong will power in persisting in the practice every day. Qigong practice pay much attention upon how to discipline the false heart. There exist no diseases that cannot be cured, yet there always exist the false heart that could not be dead. So the first step for qigong practice is to discipline the false heart. Zhong Liu once said:" I am a dead man still alive. I can see nothing, I can hear nothing, my thinking ability is gong. I have no consciousness of my existence." All these mean I am dead, yet my mind-will still keeps its presence motionlessly in the infinite emptiness. What am I? I have been dead for thousands of years."

The key for successfully achieving incredible progress lies in rapid storing up adequate Yang Qi, then with it to open up the twelve meridians, Ren channels and Du channel, and the eight extra meridians. When Yang Qi and Primeval Qi smoothly circulate in all channels and collaterals, all evil pathogenic factors will be gradually die out.

There are about twenty postures available for treating ALS in Qigong. If patients persist in practicing these postures six hours every day in a proper way, and keep free from all other stray thoughts intruding upon the heart, there will be no despair anymore! When our heart, as like the root of a tree, falls ' ill,' our body will fall ill. When our heart keeps away from all 'diseases,' our body will be healthy always!

Lee, Xuhan, a great Qigong master accomplished in Tao, once said: " When only the last breath is left along there still exists the opportunity for the patient to recuperate their health again."

For proper Qigong practice, the following lists all the essential things patients should pay attention to:

  • Strong will power in persisting in the practice every day
  • Preserve enough Jing for it is the physical foundation for Qigong progress.
  • Fall the heart into a constant stillness, get rid of all disturbance, abstain from experiencing too much emotional changes.
  • Lead a very simple life, take vegetables rather than food of cold, pepery, fat, too sweet nature.
  • Choose to practice very effective school of Qigong, which can prevent patients from wasting too much time.

3. Service We Offer to ALS Patient
3-1 Free Qigong Course

We'd like to offer free course materials to ALS patients who have interest in practicing the art. Such materials can be sent by emails and is easy to get. We'd like to offer suggestion to practitoners when they encounter any problem with the self practice. They are advised to practice the art every day, together with the chemotherapy and other drugs prescribed by their doctors. Please drop the idea that Qigong practice is easy and can quickly work wonders. Only faith and unswerving resolution and persistence can bring much more harvest than they could expect. Please feel free to contact Mr.Wang Tao Email: lao@damo-qigong.net   for such free course materials or CLICK HERE for details.

3-2 Correspondence Course
Such correspondence course contains 4 VCDs (MPEG format, can play at most computers with Windows system or OS), the book The Way To Eternity and Correspondence Course. The video disc contains qigong master's teaching for 49 postures which is the first step of Laying Foundation and it is a very complicated series practice. Follow the practical teaching practitioners can personally know how to proceed with the practice, step by step.

The course material also contains the book The Way To Eternity (116 pages, A4 paper). Most articles regarding qigong on our homepages are just excerpt from the book and it is a comprehensive one which give a very clear in-depth description to Chinese Taoist practice theory and practical process.

Also, there are correspondence course material (48 pages, A4 paper) which teaches how to proceed with the first, second and third step and all relative information. Most practitioners cannot reach such level and here we offer the approaches. Practitioners are welcome to ask for any questions concerning the practice and more advanced steps and we will give reply in details as soon as possible.. The contents is very rich and every day the combined practicing program is different, in such way practitioners can quickly open all channels and collaterals and establish the strong qi system with which patients can conquer most of the chronic disease. Patients and practitioners who have interest in the course are welcome to contact Mr. Wang Tao at lao@damo-qigong.net or click HERE for details.

3-3. Some Points
To successfully cure chronic diseases with Qigong practice lies upon five essentials:
The first is to discipline the heart throughly, and cleanse the heart of all stray thoughts. The second is continue with the practice three hours every day. The third is to take some herbal medicine and puncture some points in order to lay a good foundation for Qigong practice. The fourth is to pay much attention upon the food you take. Almost 85% of the diseases have less and more connection with the food people take every day. No carefully prepared food you are advised to stop Qigong practice. The fifth is to learn a good school of Qigong. There are many kinds of Qigong in the China and world, yet many practitioners waste their time and money to learn the false kinds.

3-4. Ready-Made Chinese Medicine for ALS

Herbal medicine: Amyotrophy Convalescence Pill Series
Herbal Medicine Remedy for ALS


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