Name: Miss. Liu
Age: 2 years old
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Approach: Stem cell transplantation combined TCM therapy
Conditions before Stem Cell Transplantation for Cerebral Palsy
Miss. Liu was a 2-year-old girl from China that suffered from cerebral palsy due to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy – HIE after birth. Born at 7 months with the weight of 2KG, Liu had suffered from premature rupture of membranes and nuchal cord. She was tired with crying two days after her birth. CT scan followed revealed that she had neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy sequela.
She could raise her head when she was already 3 months old; stand with leaning against the wall when she was 1 year old; however, she was unable to crawl nor walk prior to her admission.
Approach and Procedure:
1. Stem Cell Transplantation: 4 Intravenous Injections
2. TCM Therapy: Moxibustion and Massage
3. Rehabilitation Therapy
Conditions after Stem Cell Transplantation for Cerebral Palsy
During the process of stem cell therapy and TCM therapy, the patient’s condition improved gradually. About one month later, her muscle strength of four limbs increased significantly, which brought her better limbs movement; she was able to grab her mother’s hand. With rehabilitation therapy which aimed to assist and enhance the stem cell therapy for her cerebral palsy, she could crawl about 20 meters; sit for 3~5 minutes stably; the cross gait also improved two months after the injection of stem cells.
As time passed, she could stand up with leaning against the wall and later she was able to stand up independently. When discharged, she could already walk and go up and down the stairs independently. Her mother said that she was very happy to see her baby standing and walking like others children of the same age.