TCM– toxic Damp/Heat.
Mostly happens to children between the ages of 6 moths to 2 years. It is worst in summer and fall. Polio starts with fever (with a sore neck) coming before the paralysis or flaccidity, strange mental symptoms, sweat, nausea, headache. Fever goes up, then comes down again. When it rises after this remission it will be accompanied by the paralysis or flaccidity (one sided).
Wind/Heat/Damp invades the Lungs
initial fever is quite high, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, cold symptoms
P/T – promote Lung function, expel pathogens
Acupuncture – hand Taiyin and Yangming, LI 4, 11, LU 7, Du 14, Ren 12, ST 25, 36, GB 20
Damp/Heat in Jing Luo (Yangming)
Mid stage, fever rises again, whole body is painful and heavy, may vomit, diarrhea, irritability
P/T – clear Heat, transform Damp
Acupuncture – hand and Foot Taiyin and Yangming, LI 4, 11, ST 36, SP 9, GB 34
– limb paralysis- LI 10, 11, 14, GB 30
Liver Kidney deficiency
chronic paralysis/flaccidity, muscular atrophy, weakness, cold
P/T – nourish Liver and Kidney, strengthen bones and tendons
Acupuncture – Shu, foot Shaoyang, hand Yangming, BL 18, 23, Du 2, 3, KI 3, GB 34, 39, ST 36
– local points for paralysis, i.e. Hua Tou Jia Ji western correspondence to the nerves that control the particular area that is paralysed.
Alternative Treatment Methods
injection– vit B1, B12, Dang Gui, into Hua Tou Jia Ji and local points. 0.5-1ml
7 star– along local area and meridians
auricular– Shenmen, subcortex, spinal cord
exercise, physiotherapy, Tuina massage