Jan 17, 2017
Color blind boy progressed quickly, could play the piano and recite sutra
The seven-year-old boy of this case was autistic and mentally handicapped. He was pale, weak and unable to speak clearly. Even the pronunciation of father and mother was inaccurate. His tongue was not flexible. He had had a surgical incision to his tongue root at 4. From my initial observation, he had problem with the tongue and opening and closing of the lips. This could be related to the damage of the left frontal lobe of the brain. As for his problem with speech, we knew that it was related to the part in charge of language. He had normal vision. However, his right eye was crossed and he often squeezed his nose and blinked unconsciously. There was probably blood stasis blockage in the brain or pressuring the nerves. He had “Au’s finger pattern” on both hands. His middle finger and ring finger were sticking together and the index finger and pinky had a big gap in between. Based on my long term observation and summary, my analysis was that the brain must have a lot of stasis. When I asked him questions, he often answered something else like he did not understand the question at all. When I asked him to distinguish colors, black would be described as brown or green. Apparently there was impairment with his visual nerves that identify colors.
The last thing I examined was his reproductive organs. The overall development was normal and erection was normal. The reason I examine the reproductive organs when diagnosing autistic children each time is that most autistic children have abnormal development. They are usually very thin and weak, shorter than normal children, have short penis that cannot be erected. If patients are not treated until after adolescent, it will affect their growth in height and sexuality. In my medical records, many patients, after taking my traditional Chinese medicine, will be stimulated and the secretion of growth hormone (HGH) will increase. In just a year, they will grow three to four inches and catch up with that of children of the same age. As for sexual characteristics of general autistic children, if they suffer from hypoplasia, short penis and dry and small scrotum, after my treatment, it will return to normal in a very short period of time. Parents in general pay more attention to their children’s language or personality treatment, while ignoring their developmental problems, especially the development of sexual characteristics.
After a week of treatment, patient had significantly improved. His complexion was reddish and the green and pale cloud had subsided a lot. His skin color was fair and clear. When he talked, he was more focused than last time. His crossed eye had not improved yet. When asked to say father and mother, he could pronounce them accurately. I also asked him to say his and his parents’ names, he could say them accurately. The parents were surprised and happy. Seeing such improvement in their son, they were full of confidence with my treatment. According to the statistics of my medical records, the fastest change in patients with autism after taking medication is the condition of speech pronunciation, followed by hearing. For accurate pronunciation, it can only be achieved with a flexible tongue. Autistic patient’s tongue in general are thick and tight, with the feeling of being pulled. It is very difficult to stretch it out, resulting in difficulty in movements. The pronunciation will hence be unclear. Besides, due to some congenital defects in hearing, the volume of the incoming sound may be too small or nothing at all. As a result, they are not able to learn the language through hearing, and the pronunciation becomes completely wrong. The progress of patient was within my expectation and it was indeed a good start. I was confident that his ability to speak and pronounce would be improved.
Urine samples with blood red color
At patient’s third follow-up visit, he had rosy cheeks. His eyes were bright and he was happy. He often rubbed the nose, which seemed to be allergy problem. His habit of squeezing the nose and blinking had reduced. When I asked him to read out from an exercise book, his accuracy was about 80%, which was not bad. With such a result in just half a month, I was very happy. I also asked him to identify colors. I had a white shirt on that day and he correctly identified it. The last time he had described white as green. Apparently, he was able to differentiate the colors this time. However, his cognition was still a problem. One bottle of his urine samples he brought this time was dark brownish red in color, indicating blood stasis discharged from the brain. For a normal healthy person, the urine color is light yellow and does not change over time. For a sick person, the urine color, after oxidation, will turn into different colors, such as orange, brown, orange brown, dark orange brown, dark brown red and purple red. There are also green, blue, yellow-green, etc., depending on the toxins in the body. If a urine color is dark brown red or purple red, it indicates that the medication has discharged the blood stasis in the liver. Besides, there may also be blood stasis discharged from the heart and brain.
In addition, there will also be precipitates in patient’s urine, such as, white or yellowish white cholesterol or plaque dissolved from the blood vessel wall. Brown or dark brown with black crystals are dissolution of kidney stones. Black or dark impurities are toxins and foreign body discharged from the liver. White or moldy green substance floating above the urine is fat from fatty liver.
Vision improved, could distinguish color
Patient’s vision continued to improve. At the fourth follow-up visit, I wore a black coat. At a glance he correctly described the color, last time he had described black as brown, indicating his ability to identify colors had improved. Since then, every time he came for a follow-up visit, I would use a color palette to test his accuracy in identifying a variety of colors. His answers were generally correct. Every now and then he would still squeeze his nose and blink. Those were involuntary action that could not be controlled. His eyes were opened wider than before. His complexion was rosy and hands were warm. He had nosebleed in the past few days. His mother said that he used to have that before. I believed that it was due to brain stasis, after dissolution, flowing out of the nasal. Patient’s condition fluctuated. Nevertheless, I thought he had made great progress in his ability to learn to speak. When there were words he could not say clearly, he would concentrate on the shape of my mouth and imitate to say the right sound. This reaction showed that his audio, visual and speech functions were working together with the nervous system.
Patient improved steadily in all aspects. His speech was a lot clearer than it was at the beginning. However, there was a strange phenomenon sometimes. He would mutter to himself. Even when I tried to listen carefully, I could not understand what he was saying. His father happily told me that his son was more proactive and would play with his friends. His mood was more cheerful. The green and pale cloud on his face had completely disappeared and his complexion stayed red with enough blood. The day before his tenth follow-up visit, he had a high fever. I instructed his father to give him some rice water to drink. After one day, his fever was all gone and he was energized. He didn’t seem like he had had a high fever. I decided it was a pseudo fever phenomenon. It happened when the toxins were being discharged out of the body, after which his condition would improve drastically. In the course of the treatment, this situation would be repeated many times, with low fever, high fever and vomiting. In a few months, besides progress in his learning ability, he had also improved a lot in his interpersonal skills. When he arrived at my clinic, he would greet me by my name and said goodbye when he left.
In the beginning of treatment, patient’s fingernails of the left middle and fourth finger were deformed. Now, they started to grow new nails again. Patient spoke with energy and was loud and clear. His teacher said that he had made great progress in his recent studies. He was also more proactive and could express his own opinions and questions. His gaze became more focused and not as erratic. During his follow-up visit, he was able to sit steadily. One strange thing was, he could even recite the verse of the Pomelo from the Buddhist scriptures. Although some of the words were unclear, after being corrected, he was able to read aloud clearly.
Played the piano, began to talk back
There was another breakthrough, patient could play the piano. His mother had never thought of that. She told me about this latest development excitedly. After five months of treatment, he had progressed bit by bit. I was indeed very happy. His behavior showed that his memory and coordination had greatly improved. Many children with autism live in their own world. When they receive treatment and their brain function restored, they will begin to have their own thoughts. They will re-discover the world and constantly ask questions and explore the things around them. Another special phenomenon occurred to patient was that he began to talk back. This was because he had his own opinions that were different from the others. His speech had improved and he could express his own opinion. His mother called to tell me that her son often talked back. I thought that was a good thing. When a child has opinions, he/she can gradually be trained to be independent. One day, the parents will be old. As the child grows up, who can take care of them? Therefore, the sooner an autistic child gets treatment the better. I have treated many children suffering from autism. Although I cannot say they fully recovered, their conditions have greatly improved. Many have even gone to university to study and grow up happily and healthily, just like a normal person. I am especially pleased about that.
Character improved, teachers praised
After six months of treatment, patient finally graduated from primary school. His mother said that when he went to school for a photo shoot, he was not jittery. He obeyed the teacher’s instruction and did not hold on to his mother’s arm not letting go. The school principal and teachers all said unanimously that they were surprised and happy about his progress. His personality had greatly improved. He was smarter, more well-behaved and able to get along and play with classmates.
Patient still had nasal allergy and runny nose. Recently, he started hitting his head with his hand saying he had headache. This was because there was still stasis in his brain, blocking the blood vessels and meridians. Chinese medicine has a basic theory, “if there is blockage, there is pain; if there is no blockage, there is no pain.” This is absolutely right. When most of the brain stasis was discharged, the headache would disappear. Every time he saw me, he had smiles on his face. Although he could speak a lot better, some of his pronunciation was still inaccurate and unclear. At his thirty-seventh follow-up visit, his urine samples were mostly dark reddish brown. They contained brown various shaped granular uric acid crystals, which had precipitated from dissolved kidney stones, and a lot of white cholesterol precipitate. This indicated that his kidney function was still improving.
Although patient had not fully recovered, his parents decided to stop the treatment after nine months. According to my observations and conclusions, the greatest improvement and progress have been made in pronunciation, expression and personality. He was first treated on November 8, 2002 until August 15, 2003, for 47 times in about nine months.
By Dr. Au Sik Kee
Jan 17, 2017
Medical record number: 021108
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