REASON FOR TREATMENT:
Chris was not the first in his family to be diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. His grandmother, father, uncle, and two cousins have all succumbed to the disease. While looking for possible treatments for ALS worldwide, Chris's sister has turned to Beijing Beijing Puhua International Hospital hospital, and within a month from the original consultation the siblings have decided to come to China, hoping that Cell Therapy treatment will help Chris's battle with the disease.
CONDITION BEFORE TREATMENT:
Chris began noticing the first symptoms in 2004, when his left shoulder muscle began twitching. In 2007 weakness in his legs and arms started to bring a serious discomfort, walking and lifting objects became a struggle. Having family history of ALs, Chris undergone genetic testing, and the diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis were made.
Over time, as the disease progressed, Chris lost the ability to walk unassisted and started using a wheelchair constantly. He could use his arms minimally. He could not eat, dress and clean himself anymore.
Upon admission to Beijing Puhua International Hospital hospital, atrophy was noted in muscles of four limbs. Muscle strength was at a low level of both upper and lower limbs, fingers and toes on both sides. Tendon reflexes in four limbs and abdominal reflex could not be elicited. Chris could not cooperate with the movement coordination examination. Chris now needs aid in all daily activities, including feeding, dressing and personal care.
METHOD OF TREATMENT:
Cell Therapy implantation, Daily IV of medicines, neural nutrition and protection as well as Physical Therapy sessions, Traditional Chinese Medicine, massage and acupuncture.
AFTER THE TREATMENT:
After the treatment Chris's condition has improved significantly. His mental status is good.
While in the hospital, Chris's condition stabilized and no further deterioration was noted. Chris reports on more power in his trunk and upper limbs muscles. Muscle strength in all fingers increased as well, which makes it easier for him to control his wheel chair.
Chris has also reported on stronger voice, and easier breathing.
While leaving the hospital, Chris expressed his desire to come back for another treatment in our hospital, and seeing further improvements and slower deterioration upon return to native Australia.