Apoplexy

Apoplexy is most often due to disturbance of blood circulation in the brain, and includes diseases of the cerebral nervous system caused by cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral thrombosis, cerebral embolism and hemorrhage of the subarachnoid space, etc. Chief clinical symptoms are hemiplegia, mental disturbance and coma.

In TCM, there are the mild and severe types of apoplexy. Mild apoplexy results from the channels filling with wind, phlegm or a little of both. Symptoms include motor and sensory disturbances of the extremities. The severe type results from the internal organs being affected by wind and/or phlegm and occurs in either the flaccid or tense varieties.

Symptoms Flaccid type Tense type
eyes
eyes closed
staring eyes
hands
relaxed or open
clenched fists
mouth
open mouth
trismus
facial color
pallor
flushed face
fluids
profuse sweating with drops covering forehead and face
excessive sputum
breathing
snoring
coarse breathing
lower gates
incontinence of urine and feces
retention of urine and feces
other
cold, clammy extremities

Points:

GB 31 Fengshi,
GB 20 Fengchi

Prescription:

Hemiplegia (early stage):
10 - 20 mg of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) into GB 31 Fengshi on the affected side.

Hemiplegia (late stage):
100 mg. of Vitamin B, + 50 mg. of nicotinamide into GB 20 Fengchi on the affected side.

Note: it is not known how "mg" (a measurement of weight) could be directly injected without putting this material into a wet medium measured such as "ml" or "cc". The source text does not provide this information.

Source: The Treament of 100 Common Diseases by New Acupuncture, Medicine and Health Publishing Company

        

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