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

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Basics

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.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Tam Healing - Tong Ren Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Questions

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point 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.)

The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan

  • Tonify Yang To Restore Five Tenths Decoction
    • Post-stroke recovery when stasis is from qi and yang deficiency - post-stroke symptoms, paralysis, atrophy of the limbs, drooling, slurred speech, etc. 
    • Other potential uses with the correct underlying diagnosis in any blood stasis patients - MS, raynauds, ALS, etc.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid in pregnancy.  See staff clinician notes for more details on proper usage.

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