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Myasthenia Gravis Treated with ONDAMED's Biofeedback Device

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014

Study done by William P. Work, MD

Patient: J.P., a 60 year old female, born on May 26, 1950, had 17 treatments as of March 26, 2010. 

Diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) after initial testing in her 40s for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Symptoms included:

  • Muscle weakness over whole body increasing with use
  • Drooping eyelid on right side
  • Sagging face on right side
  • Lack of facial expression on right side
  • Weakness of the hand muscles
  • Extreme tiredness in daytime
  • Sleep disturbance at night
  • Equilibrium/Balance problems

J.P. experienced severe muscle weakness, drooping of right eyelid, sagging of right side of face and urgency incontinence. She didn't sleep well at night, but was sleepy during the day requiring frequent naps lasting more than one hour at a time. She was lethargic and had problems with balance, falling frequently.

ONDAMED treatments were started on January 18, 2010 at Ultimate Living Medical Clinic in Fresno, California. She received three treatments before I began seeing her on February 3, 2010. By her fifth treatment with ONDAMED, she started resting better. By March, she reported sleeping six hours a night undisturbed. The muscle tone of her face has greatly improved. (See comparison pictures.)


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On March 10, I used the Program 160 on Janice. Immediately following the treatment, I gave her the treated bottle of water as usual only I forgot to open it for her. I usually opened the bottles because she had no hand strength to do so herself. J.P. took the bottle and without thinking, she opened the bottle. On a whim, she tried to walk one foot in front of the other, like a drunk-test, and was amazed she could do so for a few steps without stumbling or losing her balance.

On March 15, I began a 10-treatment protocol for her to address her main complaint - MG. J.P. started feeling more energetic and had to hold herself back from overdoing it. By the sixth treatment of the protocol, she reported not napping during the day at all, able to walk the drunk-test for seven steps without falling or losing her balance, and she had a bright, cheery attitude.

By treatment eight, she was sleeping six hours a night, undisturbed with no daytime napping. Her balance had improved to where she could walk the drunk-test for 20 feet without faltering and J.P. could stand on her tiptoes.

 


Treatment nine, March 26, 2010, J.P. complained of muscle soreness in her right arm and shoulder, and in her buttocks. The day before she played catch with her kids, something that she hasn't done for years. Her soreness came from running after the ball and pitching balls back - all without falling.

Treatment ten, March 29, 2010. J.P. said she thinks all the extra activity has caught up with her. She was feeling like she needed a nap today. She was having some trouble with motor function of her legs. I finished the first round of specialized treatments for her. Next treatment will be on Wednesday this week.

We started a second intense protocol session with J.P., altering the treatment programs to just four programs each day. The programs used were 47, 48, 160 and 170 alternating to 47, 112, 160, 100 every other day.

Treatment one, March 30, 2010. Motor function returned to her legs after last week's treatment.

Treatment two, March 31, 2010. She slept soundly the night before; said she didn't even hear her husband snoring nor his morning alarm. That is not usual for her.

Treatment five, April 5, 2010. J.P. reported sleeping very well, 1 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Treatment seven, April 8, 2010. J.P. said she was having some breathing/asthma issues the night before so I added programs 102 and 113. She was able to take deep breaths after the treatment.

Treatment eight, April 9, 2010. I added program 113 to the scheduled protocol for today.

Treatment ten, April 13, 2010. This is the last treatment in second course of MG protocol.

Patient left for vacation the week of April 19, 2010.

May 3, 2010. J.P. took a week-long vacation in Laughlin, Nevada. I saw her for treatment Monday, May 3. She had a good time on vacation, not experiencing any setback with the MG. She said it took her two days to recuperate, but that was characterized by sleep and in bed for two days. The third day, she said she was full of energy and ready for almost anything.

Her treatment was over a week after she returned. She had a treatment Friday, April 15, before she left for vacation on the week of April 19. J.P. went 15 days until her next treatment without any perceived loss of the previously attained results. Treatments are resuming at the frequency of three times weekly.

Current programs used are 47, 52, 113, and 160.

June 9, 2010 - The patient recently had a bad case of asthmatic bronchitis. She has asthma and deals with chronic bronchitis frequently. She related that she ended up in the hospital this last time. The doctors were concerned that the condition was heart related. After diagnostic procedure, it was determined she has COPD and a slightly enlarged heart. She was previously diagnosed by her cardiologist with arrhythmia that requires medication.

She went to see her cardiologist June 8 because of the enlarged heart finding. He determined the slight enlargement was due to her severe coughing spells. He was impressed though with his findings concerning the arrhythmia. Apparently, the condition is improving to where the medication needs adjusting. He is now aware of the use of Ondamed on the patient and accepts that it is affecting the condition of her heart. 

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For more information please visit: www.ondamed.net, or contact us at: 1-845-534-0456, email: support@ondamed.net.

 

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