Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disorder that has no curative treatment and is usually fatal. Modern medicine treatment is mostly supportive. Acupuncture has much more to offer by way of symptomatic relief and improving quality of life (QoL). Many facts show ALS causes muscular tinnitus.
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Useful points for the treatment of bulbar paralysis, paralysis of upper and lower extremities, and correction of underlying Disharmony Patterns are discussed. And an illustrative case is present to demonstrate the acupuncture approach for treating ALS.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common motor neuron disease (MND), which is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disorder. Characterized by progressive degeneration of cells of the lower cranial motor nuclei, anterior-horn cells of the spinal cord, and neurons of the motor cortex extending to the pyramidal tracts.
Although described by Charles Bell, KH, FRS, FRSE, FRCSE, MWS, in 1824, the connection between the symptoms. And the underlying neurologic problems were first described by Jean-Martin Charcot, MD, who used the term amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1874.
It became well-known in the United States when the baseball player Lou Gehrig was affected by the disease in 1939; then it became known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He died at the age of 37 of the disease. It became well-known worldwide when the famous physicist, Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, was diagnosed with ALS in 1963 at the age of 21. He has a slowly progressive form of ALS and is still alive.
How do people get ALS?
According to a report of 2016,14000 people in America have ALS. ALS can affect any people from any race or any country.
There are several risk factors for ALS including
- Age: the disease can strike at any age, symptoms most commonly develop between the ages of 55 and 75.
- Gender: Men are slightly more likely than women to develop ALS.
- Race and ethnicity: Most likely to develop the disease are Caucasians and non-Hispanics.
How ALS cause Muscular Tinnitus?
ALS is an illness that makes muscle or motor neurons to die, in this way decreasing the functionality of the muscles. After a timeframe, without the neurons required to control the muscles, the muscles themselves decay (squander away). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis can contribute to muscular tinnitus because of this.
Although the vast majority of cases of tinnitus are subjective, objective tinnitus can be heard by the patient and audible to others. Some of the causes of objective tinnitus involve muscular, structural or vascular abnormalities. It was observed in some degenerative diseases, like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
And causing a repetitive flutter of the middle-ear muscles and consequent mechanical sounds. It is even possible that elevated blood pressure and thyroid dysfunctions can cause objective tinnitus.
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