Chronic diseases plague many people, causing the a high death toll and medical cost. Chronic diseases can be attributed to miscellaneous origins that are often unidentified, therefore, often, prescribed disease specific pharmaceuticals are ineffective in treating the chronic diseases or conditions. Chronic diseases require long-term (often life-long) medication therapy, which can cause adverse reactions, related toxicity and side effects. For instance, Vioxx, developed by Merck & Co., Inc. for treatment of arthralgia, claims 60 thousand lives worldwide, outnumbering death toll of Americans in the Viet Nam War. Annually there are around one million people who die of adverse events of medications in the world. In China, about 190 thousand people die of adverse events of drugs annually, ten times higher than that die of major infectious diseases (see Foreword for Prevention and Control of Adverse Events, 2002 edition, People’s Medical Publishing House).
In an effort to reduce or alleviate increasing adverse effects of medications, some non-medication therapies and Complementary and Alternative medicines (CAM) have become very popular in many developed nations such as U.S., Canada, Japan, Korea and various European countries. However, current CAM procedures have many pitfalls, including difficulty to replicate in practice (depends largely on ability of practitioner,) less regulation and adherence to the regulation, leading to a wide variety of effectiveness, high cost, and painful processes that are not desirable to the patient. To remedy these situations CAM requires new techniques and instruments. In recent decades, instruments of rehabilitative CAM have been introduced, outnumbering those intended for diagnosis (see China Medical Machines, 2001, volume 7, page 46).
Most recently invented and utilized medical machines/equipment for CAM treatment purposes require some form of energy or power (usually electricity, battery). Their scope covers the following: radiological therapy, microwave therapy, radiofrequency therapy, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, millimeter wave therapy, infrared therapy. Other instruments apply sound, light, electricity, magnetic, mechanics and even medication. The machines and instruments risk harm to the human physiology, with such risks including: electric shock, power surges, energy distraction, explosion, fire danger, abnormal performance, power failures, mechanical failure, along with the risk of malpractice, bacterial contamination and interference with other machines (see China Medical Machines, V01, 17 No 1). Passive medical machines are often non-invasive and would be the most desirable treatment methodology because they do not require needles, electricity, electricity-mechanic parts or radioactivity. The challenge and/or opportunity here is that very few medical machines and instruments with a non-invasive and a proven rehabilitative effect on chronic diseases have been invented, produced or made popular globally to date.
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This invention (Health Recovery Chips – HRC) offers a new technology for rehabilitation of chronic diseases called surface therapy technology, which can play a versatile role mimicking acupuncture and moxibustion, massage, manipulation, scraping, fire cup, herbal plaster, electricity therapy, magnetic therapy, infrared therapy, far infrared therapy, herbal remedies, Qigong, or India Yoga. It can also relieve people from the exhaustion brought on by long-term chemotherapy. It is a highly effective product and process for rehabilitating chronic diseases. In fact, the product/process/concept can reduce reliance on any of the above treatments over time, often significantly (noting that practical application is much easier, safer and can be much more effective than most other CAM’s.)
The inventor, together with physician Liu Yu, applied this rehabilitation chip to 590 patients that were plagued by 21 classifications of chronic disease in 6 hospitals in China.
Overall, of the 590 patients, 276 were men and 314 were women. The youngest was 8 years old and the oldest was 85. The longest therapeutic course lasted 35 days and the shortest course was conducted and completed in one day.
Diseases that were treated with the HRC chip involved 21 categories of maladies: headache, chronic rhinitis, coronary diseases, hypertension, arteriosclerotic brain disease, premature beat, slipped disk, cervical hyperosteogeny, gonitis, scapulohumeral periarthritis, gout, acute lumbar sprain, cyclomastopathy, insomnia, infection in upper respiratory tract, chronic bronchitis, facial palsy, eczema, acute urinary tract infection, acute gastro-enteritis and toothache.
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Outcomes of the therapy with this chip
Up to 91 patients were cured, falling into the following categories: 1. Headache: 12 patients. Acupoints: Yintang, Fengchi, Yongquan, Hegu, Neiguan, Taiyang, Ashixue ; 2. Infection in upper respiratory tract: 15 patients Acupoints: Dazhui, Waiguan, Lieque, Quchi ; 3. Chronic bronchitis 4 Acupoints: Yingxiang, Yintang, Hegu, Lieque, Zusanli, Feishu ; 4. Gout: 2 patients Acupoints: Sanyinjiao, Taixi, Zusanli, Ganshu, Shenshu, Ashixue ; 5. Toothache: 10 patients Acupoints: Xiaguan, Jiache, Fengchi, Taiyang, Ashixue ; 6. Gonitis: 5 patients Acupoints: Heding, Dubi, Qiyan, Yinlingquan, Zusanli, Weizhong, Ashixue ; 7. Insomnia: 5 patients Acupoints: Dazhui, Anmian, Fengchi, Neiguan ; 8. Eczema: 1 patient Acupoints: Quchi, Neiguan, Xuehai, Fengshi, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao ; 9. Acute gastro-enteritis: 6 patients Acupoints: Shangwan, Zhongwan, Zusanli, 4 acupoints around navel, Ashixue ; 10. Acute lumbar sprain: 1 patient (Acupoints: Shenshu, Weizhong, Sanyinjiao, Ashixue ; 11. Chronic bronchitis: 3 patients (Acupoints: Dazhui, Tiantu, Renying, Feishu, Neiguan, Dingchuan, Shanzhong, Zusanli, Chize ; 12. Scapulohumeral periarthritis: 5 patients Acupoints: Rushu, Jianjing, Jianliao, Jianyu ; 13. Cyclomastopathy: 1 patient Acupoints: Shanzhong, Rugen, Wuyi, Ganshu, Pishu, Sanyinjiao ; 14. Facial palsy: 1 patient Acupoints: Dazhui, Taiyang, Sibai, Shangguan, Xiaguan, Dicang, Jiache, Juliao ; 15. Ischialgia: 20 patients Acupoints: Shenshu, Baihuanshu, Zhibian, Huantiao, Chengfu, Yinmen, Weizhong, Sanyinjiao .
Up to 455 patients showed some certain effectiveness, and 20 patients showed no improvement in their diseases. (Mostly were due to situations that were too severe or they were unable to persist in the therapy for some reason).
Follow up trials conducted after two months on 590 patients, who were patients of six hospitals, showed that the cure rate was 16%, effectiveness rate was 77% and total effectiveness rate was 93%.
- Cured - Disease treated and all symptoms disappeared. Disease has been put into remission.
- Effective – Significantly: Disease treated and patients felt notably/significantly better.
- Effective - Moderately:Disease treated and patients show no symptomatic improvement.
EXAMPLE - INSOMNIA - patients may come into the clinical research with having the disease for varied periods of time, but the CURE definition denotes that the symptoms have been put in remission. The symptoms may appear again, but for now, we have amazingly removed the symptoms entirely (cured) or significantly (effective) with treatment of the Health Recovery Chips.
The HEALTH RECOVERY CHIPS are already being used in many Chinese hospitals today (beginning in April 2005) in an effort to treat chronic diseases. The following outlines the clinical report and detailed information about the trials in the hospitals
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