Moxis Post Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy
Moxis is a one-stop therapy center for post stroke rehabilitation. At Moxis we practiced natural, integrative and complementary medicine for the treatment of post stroke rehabilitation therapy. Moxis main specialty is Transdermal Herbal Medicine. What is Transdermal Herbal Medicine? Transdermal Herbal Medicine Therapy utilized Moxis® unique and award-winning nano Thermal Herbal Applicator – Herbalizer® which was awarded, “Geneva gold medal” for the new techniques & products under, healthcare, and paramedical category.
The permeation of herbal essence deep into the skin, to enhance peripheral circulation; strengthen physiological mechanism; hastening immunity system; promote tissue repairing and natural restorative process. The objective is to help promote and stimulate the internal self-healing of brain injury such as brain’s ability to undergo structural or physiological changes and neuron regeneration resulting in speedier and a more complete recovery with DrEwe’s (doctor of Homeopathy) special formulated herbal medicine.
Other integrative and complementary therapy:-
- Zhen’s Manipulation Method – Comprehensive Peripherals, and Spinal Manipulation therapy to help to correct the alignment of joints bringing it back into normal anatomical alignment, relieve pressure on joints, improve motion, and function of joint, reduce inflammation, relief pain, improve blood circulation and improve nerve function. Effective for Shoulder subluxation or partially dislocated from the shoulder socket or dropped shoulder.
- Hypnotherapy – helps to regain motor function, to help stroke patient who suffered from emotional problem such as anxiety, depression, and irritability promote rehabilitation of patients and quality of life.
- Exercise – physical activity and exercise after stroke can improve cardiovascular fitness, strengthening upper and lower limbs, the arm and leg as well as walking ability.
- Acupuncture – help to promote the circulation of Qi and blood circulation. To help reduce inflammation, ease spasm and relax the muscles.
- Massage – A manual lymphatic drainage massage for water retention. Help promote circulation and lymphatic drainage. Ease spasm and relax the muscle.
Since the establishment of Moxis Medicatrix Naturale in 1998, we managed to achieved a very encouraging results for post stroke rehabilitation in our therapy center located at Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia. Within 30 days of therapy, majority of the wheelchair stroke patients with hemiplegia or hemiparesis, managed to regain mobility and are able to walk.
For best result, stroke patients must seek Moxis Post Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy as early as possible. Stroke patients who were treated within three weeks of the onset of their symptoms showed the most improvement. According to John R. Marler, M.D., one of the study authors and associate director for clinical trials at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that “time is brain”. The Chinese referred it as 黄金时间 .Although rapid stroke treatment presents a great challenge to physicians and may require substantial change in many health care systems, we now have stronger evidence that rapid early treatment offers the best chance of recovery for acute Ischemic stroke patients.”
Stroke patients are reminded that Moxis Medicatrix Naturale’s Post Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy is only applicable to stroke patients who are within 3 weeks of the onset of stroke attack or brain attack.
Note: Individual results vary
TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC DISEASES
Stroke in Malaysia
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. It is third leading cause of death among males and is second leading cause of death among female in Malaysia. Every year there are over 45,000 of reported new cases. There are an average of 92 new cases of stroke admitted into hospitals for treatment with about 32 deaths daily. Of these admission, 40% of them are below an age of 60 years old.
A stroke occurs when there is a sudden interruption or loss of blood supply to the brain causing the loss of blood and oxygen to designated brain tissue. Within minutes, the brain tissue and nerve cell started to die causing the loss of brain function.
The interruption of blood flow can be caused by a blockage or rupture of blood vessel leading to bleeding in in the brain.
Types of Stroke
- Ischaemic Stroke – interruption of blood supply due to blockage in the blood vessel.
- Haemorrhagic Stroke – rupture of weaken or aneurysm blood vessel.
- Embolism Stroke – blockage due to some type of travelling mass in the blood stream and most often a little blood clot.
- TIA Stroke – also known as mini stroke. It is due to temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain and will resolve and recover in 24 hours. This is a warning stroke and should be taken seriously.
The Effects of Stroke
The effects and severity of a stroke depend on which part or area of the brain is affected, and how much brain area damage is involve. Different part and area of the brain control different functions, hence every patient is affected differently.
Strokes may cause,
- Sudden weakness or paralysis; numbness or loss of sensation.
- Difficulty with speaking which may include articulation impairment, understanding of language or producing meaningful speech.
- Eating disorder and swallowing difficulty.
- Vision disorder such as visual filed loss, double or blurry vision.
- Cognitive Disorder – affect learning, memory, perception, and problem solving, and include amnesia, dementia, and delirium.
- Emotional problems – Irritability, short tempered, forgetfulness, careless or confusion
- Headache and dizziness
- Loss of balance or coordination
Only about 18% of survivors recovered with no significant disability and able to carry out all pre-stroke activities. While more than 50% of them suffered from moderate to serious long-term disability.
Recovering from a stroke can be a lengthy process that requires patience, hard work, and commitment. It may take years to recover.
With Reference to “Monitoring Stroke Burden in Malaysia (2017)”,
|－||Post-stroke survivors were often burdened with multiple morbidities, with estimates of almost 7 out of 10 stroke-afflicted survivors being
activities of daily living (ADL)-dependent.
|－||The cost of stroke care management that accounted for 33,812 admissions in 2016 alone escalated to almost RM180 million.|
Disability at discharge by MRS (Modified Rankin Score)
|MRS 0||The patient has no residual symptoms.|
|MRS 1||The patient has no significant disability; able to carry out all pre-stroke activities.|
|MRS 2||The patient has slight disability; unable to carry out all pre-stroke activities but able to look after self without daily help.|
|MRS 3||The patient has moderate disability; requiring some external help but able to walk without the assistance of another individual.|
|MRS 4||The patient has moderately severe disability; unable to walk or attend to bodily functions without assistance of another individual.|
|MRS 5||The patient has severe disability; bedridden, incontinent, requires continuous care.|
Stroke Risk Factor
With reference to National Stroke Registry (NSR) – Terengganu and Seberang Jaya Experience, statistic data showed that hypertension was the most prevalent risk factor for stroke in our population. Other risk factors were diabetes mellitus (DM), previous stroke or TIA, hyperlipidaemia with mean LDL of 4.1 (± 1.6), and active smoker. Overall, hypertension showed the highest percentage in all stroke subtypes. This finding highlights the significant relationship between stroke and hypertension and the need for prevention of this important risk factor.