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Multiple Sclerosis Information in 90211

Patient with Multiple Sclerosis Improves: A Case Study & Results

Multiple Sclerosis (Autoimmune Disorder)2.5 million people around the world suffer from Multiple Sclerosis & more than 400,000 of those people are in the United States.  Each week about 200 new cases are diagnosed in the US alone.

MS is a progressive & chronic disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, whose symptoms may include impairment of speech, muscular coordination, blurred vision, numbness, and severe fatigue.

Here is a recent study of a patient with multiple sclerosis that will interest you.


A Case Study & Results:

Clinical Features:

A 58-year-old female confined to a wheel chair presented for integrative care with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. An anteriorposterior lower cervical x-ray displayed 16.2mm left head translation (ideal is 0mm). Paraspinal thermography revealed a significant asymmetry in the cervical region with moderate asymmetry at C1 and C5 and severe asymmetry at C2-C4. Spirometry revealed a peak expiratory lung flow volume of 200 L/min and a forced expiratory lung volume of 1.48 L. Grip strength assessment revealed a maximum left-hand grip strength of 2.8 lbs and a maximum right-hand grip strength of 3.0 lbs.

 

Intervention & Outcome:

The patient received integrative technique protocols. Follow-up examination revealed that the patient achieved a correction of left head translation of 17.0mm from 16.2mm to -0.8mm; an improvement in peak expiratory flow volume of 27 L/min from 200 L/min to 227 L/min; an improvement in forced expiratory lung volume of 0.18 L from 1.48 L to 1.66 L; an improvement in left-hand grip strength of 9.2 lbs from 2.8 lbs to 12 lbs and in right-hand grip strength of 5 lbs from 3.0 lbs to 8.0 lbs.
Improvements in Lung Function, Grip Strength and Dysautonomia

 

Conclusions:

Reducing the nerve interference in the spine improved posture with an improvement in respiratory function, dysautonomia, and grip strength.
Dr. Aristotle’s Comment:

The integration of Eastern and Western healing techniques is a powerful approach. When you also reduce nerve interference you allow your body to participate in the healing response.

This was one of the key elements in my own healing from total paralysis in a wheelchair to walking again. “The power that made the body, heals the body.”

 

Source: Curtis Fedorchuk, D.C., Douglas Lightstone, D.C., Dustin Vukovic, D.C.

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ August 18, 2016 ~ Pages 73-83

 

 

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Hashimoto’s Disease in Beverly Hills

Hashimoto’s. A Natural Approach

hashimoto'sHashimoto’s disease, also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is a disorder in which an individual’s immune system attacks their thyroid, causing inflammation of the gland.  It effects women eight times more often than men. It can lower the thyroid’s ability to produce hormones needed for metabolism, growth and many other functions vital to the body.
Patients diagnosed with Hashimoto’s complain that they are extremely fatigued, suffer from a cold body, chronic joint pain or inflammation, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.  Some present with allergies to food such as wheat or airborne allergens.

Common symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Constipation
  • Paler or dry skin
  • Puffy face
  • Dry coarse voice
  • Weight gain (generally 10 to 20 pounds) as a result of fluid retention
  • Muscle pain or stiffness in joints
  • Menorrhagia (excessive bleeding during menstruation)
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Hair loss
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Depression

How Eastern Therapies Help?

Chinese Medicine treats the root cause of imbalances in your body.  During your visit, Dr. Aristotle will take an extensive health history and use Meridian Imaging to evaluate and analyze your meridians with a detailed examination.  The meridians coursing through your thyroid will be reviewed along with your nervous system and musculoskeletal system.

Eastern Medicine works so successfully because the doctor understands you are not merely your disease.  Unlike many other traditional protocols, which give all Hashimoto’s patients the same treatment, practitioners of Eastern medicine will design a unique program especially for you.

You will most likely receive treatments to address your particular symptoms to include your emotional imbalances as well as your physical ones.  According to Eastern medicine, when you treat the body, the emotions are treated at the same time.  In this way, any depression or other difficult emotions may be soothed from treatment.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

Obviously the number of treatments varies with different conditions and individuals.  Chronic problems generally require more treatments than acute ones.  Some patients notice an immediate improvement after the first few treatments, whereas others many not notice any effect until 10 or 15 visits.  It’s been shown that a certain percentage of patients receive maximum benefit up to 3-6 months following a course of therapy.

Treatments for autoimmune disorders are generally ongoing.  Initially, you may go to your practitioner 2-3x per week for a few months.  Then you and your doctor will decide the best treatment plan for you.  Autoimmune disorders are chronic; therefore, Eastern medicine, nutrition or herbal therapies can be used to support your health and energy throughout your life especially in times of stress.  Contact the office for more information, 310.734.0951.

Tips

Those who take thyroid medication may experience a higher incidence of osteoporosis.  It’s important to take a calcium and magnesium professional grade supplements daily along with a blend of co-factors that aid the absorption of calcium such as boron, K2, and Vitamin D3, eat lots of leafy green veggies and include regular weight bearing exercise.

Of course the most effective way to determine the correct and targeted nutrition is to order a complete blood and urine profile called a Cardio Ion Blood Test.

 

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