Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a type of motor neuron disease, which degenerates and eventually kills the nerve cells that control voluntary movement of the muscles. Also called Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS occurs when the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord (called upper and lower neurons, respectively) weaken and eventually become unable to transmit messages to the muscles, which controls their function. The muscles progressively weaken, leading to atrophy and involuntary twitches.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for ALS.

There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.

There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.

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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als):

Unfortunately there are no linked formulas at this time, try our stores symptoms page. Ultimately, you should ask your practitioner or ask questions in our in our forums.

The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

There are no associated points at this time.

There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als). Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als). For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

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