Appendix 1 - preliminary neurological evaluation of disseminated sclerosis - DS (sclerosis multiplex - SM) patients treated with clavitherapy method

From: Jan K. Nowak, M.D.Ph.D., Diplomate in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, 05-804 Pruszkow, 9916 Powstancow St, Poland

The investigations were carried out in the Clavitherapy Center - the Spring:

1) from 12 till 17 of April, 1999, two female cases (38 and 46)

2) from 19 till 24 of April, 1999, two male cases (40 and 41)

In all those cases DS (SM) was undoubtfully confirmed by clinical assessment and NMR. Examinations were performed twice: before the session and just after five days of treatment. It was a typical neurological examination. Moreover, special forms were filled in to evaluate motor, sensation, vegetative, psychic and emotional level in each case.

MOTORIC SYSTEM AND ACTIVITY:

Three patients showed significant progress in walking, being able to cover longer distances than before, and no support was necessary for them. Moving upstairs was also easier. A clear improvement in muscle movement coordination was observed. Spasticity was decreased in general, especially that of lower limbs.

One female trainee didn't reveal satisfactory progress. 1t can be somehow explained by deliberate severity of her disease. Being motorically disabled, with secondary arthropathy, she was finally far more enthusiastic and cooperative about the training.

SENSATION AFFERENT SYSTEM:

In three cases, previously manifesting severe objective sensation deficiencies and paresthaesia, all these abnormalities vanished. In one case no preliminary deficits were detected before and after therapy.

SPHINCTER ACTIVITY:

All patients reported formerly to be constipated, dysuric, with irritating nycturia. After the treatment all these problems were over and comfort was restored.

BLOOD SUPPLY OF UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS:

Whereas foregoing examination revealed cold hands and feet, there was far more warmth to be felt afterwards.

PSYCHOEMOTIONAL EVALUATION:

Each patient interrogated about emotions admitted significant relief, calming down, better sleep, higher motoric activity and declared continuing training at home, including massages, exercise and clavitherapy. It was possible to teach their relatives to set up clavitherapy sessions at home.

A special attention should be paid to vision disorders. Formerly reported as poor, the visual acuity got better in three cases. This observation needs a detailed ophtalmological examination and was noticed by reading tests only.

SUMMARY:

I observed significant improvement in neurological state of DS (SM) patients treated with clavitherapy. I analysed my own research material, Mrs M. Szubert-Carnocka's forms and Mr F. Barbasiewicz's private statistics to prove that conclusion.

Taking into account present knowledge concerning disseminated sclerosis with its insufficient treatment results, this seems to be rational to introduce clavitherapy as an effective auxiliary remedy for DS (SM). The pharmacological) achievements are still inappropriate as far as obtainable medical data are concerned, only acute phase is now under notable control. Wide diffusion of clavitherapy could be of significant help in rehabilitation or auxiliary medication.

Finally, I am convinced to say that achieved results of the experiment come from applied method only and have no connection in temporary remissions, which are typical in DS (SM).

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Appendix 2 - evaluation of neurological condition of 10 cases after five-days’ clavitherapeutic treatment

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