Nov 22, 2016

Girl suffering from hyperactive disorder, communication improved when steadied

The patient of this case is a girl, suffering from hyperactive disorder. She was only nine years old when she first visited my clinic. When she was six years old, she had been to Beijing for examination and treatment, however, it was not very effective and progress was slow. Her parents later took her to me for medical treatment. They were probably referred by someone and knew that I have been very successful and effective in treating autism.

Hyperactive disorder is a classification within the autistic spectrum. The medical term is Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, abbreviated as ADHD. Currently, common cases of ADHD are mostly children. According to a survey, the global incidence of children with ADHD is about three to seven percent. The incidence of children between the age of 6 and 16 with ADHD in Hong Kong is similar to that of international figures. The number of boys with ADHD is higher than that of girls with a ratio of 4 to 1. It is estimated that more than 40 000 children and adolescents in Hong Kong are suffering from ADHD. The cause of ADHD is still unknown in the western medical field. However, based on my research in the past 20 years, the cause of the disorder is the accumulation of blood stasis and toxins in the brain. These patients, compared with their peers, are often unable to pay attention to detail and when people talk, they cannot concentrate, lack orderliness when doing things, cannot complete a designated task, easily distracted by outside interference, etc.

A lot of gestures and rich expression

When patient came to me for the first treatment, her face was pale and weak. When she was sitting, her body kept shaking the chair. She had a lot of gestures and rich expression. When she blinked, her facial muscle would twitch at the same time. When the eyes were closed, the eyeballs would make one rotation. It was a reflex action with a regular pattern. When she lowered her head at the neck, she would feel a tension at the back of her neck muscles and it was so painful she had to tilt her head back to relieve the discomfort. When she walked for a long time, her knees and calves would feel pain. She caught colds easily. She had dry stool, which was often granular, a common symptom of children with autism. Her right middle finger often tilted up uncontrollably. There was long-term wound on her tongue but no more feeling of pain. She had dark circles, indicating weak renal function.

When patient was six years old, her parents had taken her to Beijing Haidian District, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Affiliated Children’s Hospital for examination and treatment. Experts’ report came back as follows: “Poor nutritional development, dull and yellowish complexion, frequent blinking, occasional head twitching, body tremble, weak pulse and reddish and wounded tongue that has little coating, normal verbal expression skill.” After two years of treatment, her overall physical condition had improved slightly and had gained physical strength, but was not completely cured.

After patient started my treatment and taking medicine, she slept very well, the body gained more heat and sweated a lot. Her bowel movement became smooth, blinking reduced and the rotation of the eyeballs when she closed her eyes has stopped. The tension on the back of the neck muscles has reduced and the wounds on her tongue began to heal. Both her visual and hearing have improved. Her urine samples were all brown, indicated a lot of blood stasis being discharged from the brain. She was having pretty good progresses, however, after she went to Ocean Park, she suddenly felt uncomfortable when she got home. There was tension on the back of her neck causing pain and she was hyperactive again. I told her mother that since patient’s health was weak, she should get more rest. Ocean Park was open and very windy. The strong wind could have caused negative repercussions on blood circulation. Also, the rides there were a little too intense for her weak heart, resulting in an overload for her heart and insufficient blood going to the brain. I told her mother she needed to take medicine and then go sleep immediately in order to restore her strength. In her third follow-up visit, she sat diligently and paid much attention. The pain on her legs had disappeared and the sudden finger movements had reduced and she felt more flexible when playing the piano. Her teacher said that she was diligent and focus when learning. She also felt that she could understand the teachers better and learning math didn’t seem as difficult as before. Her stool was not as dry and came out in strips. The urine sample was orange and brown in color, indicating blood stasis being discharged from the brain and heart.

Slow in response to questions

When I asked patient questions, she seldom answered right away, I had to ask her several times before she would just nod indifferently, or simply responded with a “yes” or “no”. This might be because of a damaged brain nervous system causing her reaction to be slow or inability to respond. Once they went to Guilin, Guangxi, on a trip. When the plane descended, her ears were very painful due to pressure changes affecting her brain. She took some medicine and went to sleep and the pain was relieved. In the fifth follow-up visit, her tongue was again wounded. There was a lot of blisters, coating was thick, but she said it didn’t hurt. After taking medicine, the condition improved again, her tongue coating became thinner, the wound healed, although there were still prominent small particles on the tongue. In the subsequent treatments, the condition of her tongue fluctuated, sometimes better and sometimes worse. I believed that had something to do with her diet. Not until the tenth follow-up visit, she gradually regained senses, she could feel the pain and the bitterness of the Chinese medicine.

In treating brain diseases, the most important thing is to remove the blood stasis and toxins accumulated in the brain. One of them is tartaric acid. It’s a toxin that causes major damage to the brain. The sooner it is discharged, the faster is the recovery. In the eighth follow-up visit, I started seeing tartaric acid crystals in patient’s urine samples. Toxins beginning to be discharged indicated that the progress was going well. I asked her mother whether she was more verbal in expressing when answering other people, her mother said a little better. I explained to her that autistic children very often did not understand the questions people asked. Therefore, they would not know how to answer. Her mother suddenly realized and remembered once her daughter had told her, “I do not know how to express and answer.”

Reading comprehension ability enhanced

In the tenth follow-up visit, I took a measurement of patient’s height and she has grown half an inch taller. She continued to sweat a lot, which carried an iron-like odor. This was a two-pronged detoxification, in addition to through urination, it was through perspiration. She felt that her reading and comprehension ability has enhanced and her concentration has improved. As soon as she entered my clinic, she started doing her homework and did not care about what was happening around her. The frequency of her blinks has returned to normal and her eyeballs did not rotate the way it did before. Her neck pain and head tilting movements have reduced. Her bowel movement and sleep pattern were normally. She was still a little slow when answering questions and her tongue had a number of cracks. There were changes in the color of her urine samples. One bottle was dark red, indicated blood stasis from the heart, brain and liver. One bottle was dark green, indicated toxins from the liver. The others were orange-brown, indicated blood stasis from the heart and brain and light yellow and dark brownish orange, indicated high concentration of blood stasis in the heart and brain. In many bottles, there was a lot of transparent tartaric acid crystals, white cholesterol precipitate, light purplish red small pieces of liver cells and etc.

Earlier I mentioned patient’s right middle finger often tilted up uncontrollably. The reason was that her elbow joint was feeling discomfort and thus the reflex of her middle finger to relieve discomfort. However, this issue has reduced a lot. Her complexion was still yellowish pale but the dark circles have become lighter. In early July 2007, patient went on a summer vacation. The family traveled to Paris, France. During the trip, she did exercise and sprained her neck, and her old pain recurred. I urged her mother to continue to give her medication. After they returned to Hong Kong, when she played balls at school, she often sweated a lot, which never happened before. In terms of communication, I thought there was a lot of improvement. She could answer every question and her response was quicker, unlike before when she would just stared at people, not knowing what to say. This indicated that she began to understand other people’s words and was able to express her own opinion.

By the end of July, the family went to Beijing for a vacation again, so I prescribed extra medication for her. Two months later, when they came back, patient has grown another inch taller. Her complexion seemed better and everything was good. She was less restless, smiled when she talked and she was cheerful. During the trip, her mother had saved her daughter’s urine sample and brought back to Hong Kong. The urine samples contained purplish-blue toxins, which was discharged from the liver, liver cells, cholesterol precipitates, transparent crystals, which was discharged from the brain and urate acid, which was discharged from the kidney.

Ate too much cheese, condition relapsed

Later patient went to the United States with her family and went on an Alaskan cruise ship. She ate a lot of cheese on the cruise and drank a lot of fruit juice. When she returned to California, her condition relapsed. Her neck pain and head tilting movement appeared again frequently. The reason was that cheese had a lot of yeast, so that a lot of toxins was produced in the intestine. The toxins were carried by the blood flow to the liver and then into the brain. In addition, fruit juice was acidic, which might lead to the production of more tartaric acid, damaging the brain nervous system, causing the relapse. The mother said that since taking my medicine, her daughter has been improving, the neck problem has greatly reduced and almost disappeared. However, due to her uncontrolled diet, her condition relapsed. I advised her mother to watch her diet carefully and not let the condition deteriorate.

I told patient’s mother that the patient needed to continue with her medicine for a while, to allow more toxins to be discharged before her condition could improve. One week after she started taking the medicine, the neck pain and head tilting back movement still existed, sometimes less, but was especially significant when she was tired. In the twenty-second follow-up visit, she sat in front of me and from time to time, I could see her tilting her head back, but at a slower speed than before. Later on, her movement was even coupled with first the head bending down, then the mouth twitching before the head tilted back. This behavior occurred only when blood stasis was trying to pass through the blocked neural network while being discharged. One day while I was having lunch with the patient and her mother, the patient’s nose suddenly bled. The mother was very nervous but I told her that that was actually a good sign. I explained that the blood stasis in the brain, after being dissolved, could flow through the nose directly, which was the fastest way to be discharged out of the brain. After taking medicine, her nose stopped bleeding and her neck pain has reduced, although it still felt a little tight.

Intense rides triggered neck pain

In the twenty-fifth follow-up visit, while I was taking pictures of patient’s tongue for her record, she suddenly asked me what the white spots on my neck were. I told her those were sweat mark. She never noticed until now indicated that her visual ability must have been very weak before. Things around her were dim and the objects and colors were not as clear as how a normal person would see. Only after taking the medication, had her visual ability improved and was able to see the white spots on my neck. Later on, I told her mother not to let her participate in too many activities or classes, so she could rest more and not put too much burden on the brain. At Halloween in 2007, patient might have played too much and was too tired, causing her condition to deteriorate. Getting enough rest and sleep is very important. I told her not to participate in too many extracurricular activities. However, she did not take my advice. In the thirtieth follow-up visit, she looked tired, her eyes were droopy and her response was slow. The reason was she has participated in extracurricular activities.

In the forty-fourth follow-up visit, I measured her height again. She has grown for more than half an inch taller. Her development was well. However, two months later, her mother said that the problems with her head tilting back and mouth twitching has recurred. Also somehow her neck pain, which was almost healed, was coming back again and her tongue was wounded again. Later, her mother told me that her daughter had been to Disneyland to play. I believed that the relapse of her condition was likely due to the food, which she should not eat, she ate, or the intense excitement from the mechanical rides she went on. Patient ended treatment after two more months. Her hyperactive condition has basically fully recovered. However, as for her neck and tongue issues, it would require patient and her parents to compromise and cooperate with my treatment in order for a full recovery. As far as I can see, every time when patient was near rehabilitated, she would engage in intense activities, causing her condition to deteriorate. From March 16, 2007 to May 22, 2008, the treatment lasted for fourteen months and a total of sixty-two medications. She has grown two and one-eighth of an inch taller.

By Dr. Au Sik Kee

Nov 22, 2016

Medical record number: 070316

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