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Unconsciousness Case Post-operation of Traumatic Brain Injur
published on 05.08.2014, 05:25:35. Category: no category
A 5 years old boy has been consciousness after traumatic brain injury (post-operation) more than 3 months hospitalized. The manifestation includes automatic eyes opening, non-verbal, often loudly crying voice without tears, always suffering face, with no reaction to parent’s appeasing, passive posture, opisthotonus, high muscle tension, limbs contracture, and body lean. He could swallow foods very slowly but choked water, reddish tongue with a map white coating, pulse string. His CT scan and MRI result: the right parietal-occipital skull defect, the bilateral frontotemporal top subdural effusion, cerebral atrophy.
TCM diagnosis: brain collateral damage lead to tendons and meridians dystrophy, as well as orifices failure.
Treatment: Open up orifices, smooth meridians and invigorate collaterals, soft liver and release tensions.
Chinese medicine: Tian Qi, Tian Ma, Mu Dan Pi, Chuan Xiong, Xi Yang Shen, Hong Jing Tian, Dang Gui, Bai Shao Yao, Zhi Gan Cao, Shu Di Huang, Di Long, Shi Chang Pu, Zhi Bie Jia, Tao Ren , Ji Nei Jin, Chen Pi, Sheng Mu Li. Small modifications could been done depend on his conditions changing.
Acupuncture: Yongquan (KI1) Jing-Well Point, 3, 16, Neiguan (PC6) Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point, Houxi (SI3) Shu-Stream Point, The Eight Confluent Point, SJ7, Yanglingquan (GB34) He-Sea Point, Influential Point of Tendon, LV3, Zhongwan (CV12) Front-Mu Point of the Stomach, 4, 10, Tianshu (ST25) Front-Mu Point of the Large Intestine, Baihui (GV20), 24, 26, Yin Tang, Yingxiang (LI20), Sanyinjiao (SP6), UB23, 43, Jianjing (GB21), Hua Tuo Jia Ji etc., plus daily physical therapy.
Two weeks later after treatments, the patient started to response to parent’s calling and comfort. Cry with tears when I was applying acupuncture treatment.
Then 3 months later, the boy has recovery of consciousness, his muscle tension has been relieved, the boy could independently control the slight movement of his toes.
Now, five months later, the consciousness is fully awake, his memory is recovery, able to interact with his family warmly, and he has further improvement of limb’s function, his hips and legs are stronger, he can independently make the turn to lie down on the sides.
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