20a. Mute after Stroke, Paralysis
Two cases come to mind. The first was my own father who suffered a stroke in 1987 at age 72. He was in Massachusetts, I was in Florida, and it took me a day of travel to arrive at his hospital bed. The right side of his face was paralyzed, he was drooling, and he was unable to speak. My treatment consisted of the following:
I bled the well points of his hands to get the blood moving.
I bled Jin Jin and Yue Ye, the points indicated by blue veins under his tongue, with a Monoject lancet until the color of the blood change from dark purple to red. To bleed these points I had to hold my father’s tongue upward while grasping it with a gauze pad so it didn’t slip. I put cotton balls under his tongue for a while to absorb the blood.
Acupuncture to right L.I. 4 and 11; Lung 7; GV 26; St 4, 6 and 8; TW 21 and 22; GB 2; S.I 18 and 19; and CV 24. I did 10 and 100 Hz e-stim to St 6 and 8, GB 2 and CV 24; and L.I 4 and 11 for twenty minutes.
Result? Within three days he made a complete recovery, showing no residual signs of the stroke.