Kamis, 23 Juni 2016


Walkers on their way
Stroke walk Kansas city, US

Saya menemukan artikel dari penderita stroke warga Australia tentang 13 hal yang perlu diketahui tentang Stroke yang berguna baik untuk penderita stroke maupun mereka yang masih sehat. Ada beberapa hal penting diketahui adalah :

A. Walau Dokter sudah memvonnis tidak akan bisa berjalan lagi, ternyata itu tidak benar. Masih banyak kesaksian penderita yang bisa berjalan kembali. Jadi tetapalh optimis.
B. Orang sehat, tidak merokok, berolah raga, tidak minum alkohol bisa juga terserang stroke.

Selengapnya saya copy seperti dibawah ini.

Walk again

A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Everyone who has a stroke is affected differently, and some may experience problems on a certain side of their body (for example, a stroke on the right side of the brain can impact the left side of the body). Others may have difficulty eating, breathing and moving if they experience a stroke at the base of the brain.
And even though the World Stroke Organization reports that 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime, the average person knows little about what happens before, during and after a stroke. So the Mighty teamed up with the National Stroke Foundation of Australia and asked stroke survivors what they wish others understood about their experiences.

Here’s what they had to say:
1. “Not knowing the cause of my strokes is something that terrifies me daily. I don’t know if I will have another and if I’ll be alone with my daughter again if I do.” — Rosie Bell
2. “Your life changes. Your previous life is no longer, and you are now on a different path.” —Karen Kelsey
3. “Some days are better than others. Some days it’s hard to be strong.” —Adam Colbourne
4. “I’d tell people to get your blood pressure checked! Ironically, my mum had a massive pontine stroke on World Stroke Day seven years ago and died 10 days later. I’ve only just turned 40 and have hypertension too; I am on anti-hypertensive medication as a result. I learned from experience. It can happen to anyone! My mum didn’t smoke or drink and she walked every day.”
—Cecelia Cooke

5. “Every day is a struggle mentally and physically… Although it gets better over time, it’s a lifelong rehab!” –Ida Dempsey
6. There is a need of rehabilitation after the hospital charges – Tracey Roberts
7. Side effects of stroke can be invisible – Astrid Pianto
8. I am still fighting to get the word aphasia, known in the wider community and it’s hard
- Wendy crop

9. Healthy people have strokes. I never smoked or drank alcohol. I played weekly sports until 83 years of age – Narelle Huett of behalf of her father
10. After nearly four years it still takes a lot longer to do things – Jen J ay

11. Stroke do not discriminate. Any age/gender nationally fitness. It can happen to any one
- Linda Steuer

12. Living alone after stroke is more lonely then loneliness – El Just El
13. Never give up hope. I was told I would never walk again. My left side was paralyzed, now look at me  - Ariadne


Jumat, 10 Juni 2016


                                                          Tuning fork therapy

Hari ini saya agak kagum membaca status di grup Stroke survivors atas nama Elisabeth Johnson dari Illinois, Amerika Serikat. Sayang saya tidak tahu tentang stroke yang menyerangnya. Saya cuma berasumsi Penyumbatan pembuluh darah, sebagai serangn yang terbanyak.

Pengobatan, gaya hidup yang dilakukannya berhasil baik tetapi banyak yang belum saya mengerti seperti :
- Tuning fork theraphy
- Play Lumosity every day, seperti game
- Infra red Sauna
- Diet
- Exercise
- Foot detox
- Light and music therapy
- Ate and drank protein
- Eat fruits and vegetable
- Drink water only, except a cup of coffee

Tuning fork therapy saya copy sbb.:
Like adjusting a piano, your body can be tuned to achieve optimal physical balance. Tapping two tuning forks will instantaneously alter your body’s biochemistry and bring your nervous system, muscle tone and organs into harmonic balance. In seconds ... your body enters a deep state of relaxation. Feeling centered, your mind will be at peace...

Why are so many people using our Tuning Forks?

  • Provides instantaneous, deep state of relaxation
  • Improves mental clarity and brain functioning
  • Increases your level of physical energy and mental concentration
  • Relieves stress by drawing your body into a centered space
  • Develops and refines your sonic abilities
  • Enhances massage, acupressure, dreamwork and meditation
  • Brings your nervous system into balance
  • Integrates left and right brain thought pattern

  •                                                         Permainan Lumosity

    Dibawah ini saya copy statusnya Elisabeth Johnson hari ini, Jumat, 10 Juni 2016

     I had two minor and a massive stroke at the end of October. My recovery is going great! I made it through therapy quick. I've had some down time, crying time etc.
    My husband talked to my aunt ( Doctor )around the time it happened. They got a plan in motion quickly for me.
    They came up with tuning fork therapy, lumosity, sauna, diet and exercise, foot detox, light and music therapy. I'm just about 100%. There is much hope for a wonderful recovery for all!
    I ate and drank Lots of protein , I detoxed ( former smoker ) in an infrared sauna , I did a music therapy along with tuning fork therapy everyday , I ate all of the fruits and vegetables I could eat .
    I pushed my self everyday in the first few months
    to get my strength back , walking , bouncing on a rebounder , twirling pencils !

    Anything really to retrain my brain , I play lumosity everyday , we filled our house with himilayan salt lamps to help filter the air in our house ( detox) oh yea I kept myself hydrated with water , I gave up all other drinks with the exception of a cup of coffee in the morning , cross word puzzles

    Di copy : Pinondang Situmeang. Email : c2_pin@rocketmail.com

    Sabtu, 04 Juni 2016


    Kita sudah banyak mendengar pengobatan stemcell terutama di Tiongkok dengan biaya yang sangat mahal. Namun jenis pengobatan ini belum diakui secara international oleh ikatan dokter sedunia karena belum melewati proses klinis yang semestinya dilewati.
    Di Jakarta sendiri sudah ada klinik yang menawarkan pengobatan jenis ini mengikuti trend di Tiongkok. Entahlah apa sudah dapat ijin dari Departemen Kesehatan.

    Banyak artikel yang ditulis di internet tentang Stemsel, salah satunya ditulis dalam harian Inggris, The Thelegraph yang ditulis oleh Science editornya Sarah Knapton pada tanggal 3 Juni 2016 yang lalu, yang saya copy dibawah ini.

    Dalam tulisan tersebut diuraikan beberapa hal sbb.:
    1. 18 orang penderita stroke  bisa berjalan kembali setelah disuntik Stemsel.
    2. Dapat mengobati penderita stelah 6 bulan s/d 3 tahun stroke
    3. Otak dapat dihidupkan kembali setelah stemsel
    4. Penderita Stroke ischemic (Penyumbatan) yang sel otaknya mati, dibor lubang kecil kepalanya dan disuntikkan stemsel dibeberapa titik sekitar otak yang terserang.

    Prof Gary Steinberg  Credit: Stanford University

    Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralys  or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.

    18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of their brain have made a ‘remarkable’ recovery.

    Incredibly, it worked for patients whose strokes had occurred between six months and three years previously. Historically doctors have believed that the brain will no longer regenerate after six months. Patients who were in wheelchairs are walking now. Their ability to move around has recovered visibly. That’s unprecedented.Prof Gary Steinberg
    But the new therapy essentially turns the adult brain back to an infant brain so that it can rebuild itself.

    Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine believe the therapy could also work for other neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
    “The remarkable recovery we saw in many of these chronic stroke patients was quite surprising,” said Prof Gary Steinberg, Chair of Neurosurgery at Stanford, who has spent 15 years researching stem cells.

    “This wasn’t just ‘they couldn’t move their thumb and now they can’. Patients who were in wheelchairs are walking now. Their ability to move around has recovered visibly. That’s unprecedented.
    “The study changes our prior notion that patients can’t recover much more after the first six months following a stroke because the circuits are dead, or irreversibly damaged.
    “Clearly the circuits can be resurrected by this treatment and we are still investigating how they are being jump-started.”

    The stem cells in question were taken from the bone marrow of two donors. Scientists had previously believed that stem cells could not integrate into the brain to become neurons. But it now appears they secrete powerful chemicals for growth and regeneration which the brain can use to restore function.
    “In a simple sense, the stem cell transplant turns the adult brain in a neonatal of infant brain which recovers well after a stroke or other injury,” added Prof Steinberg.

    “This could revolutionize our concept of what happens after no only stroke but traumatic brain injury and ever neurodegenerative disorders. We thought these brain circuits were dead and we’ve learned that they’re not.”
    All the patients involved in the trial had suffered ischemic strokes where a clot prevents blood getting to the brain, which leads to brain cell death. The procedure involved drilling a small hole in the skull above the damaged area so that SB623 stem cells could be injected at several spots around the edge of the injury.
    The patients, who had an average age of 61,  only needed a local anaesthetic and were sent home the following day. Although many complained of initial headaches, because of the surgical procedure, there were no long-term side-effects.
    Afterwards they were monitored with blood tests, clinical evaluations and brain imaging. Intriguingly the implanted stem cells do not survive very long in the brain, but recovery continued even after they had vanished.
    There was an overall 11.4 point improvement on the Fugl-Meyer test, which gauges how well stoke patients can move and there has been no relapse since the injection, which was carried out up to two years ago.Stem cells are thought to be the future of medicine because they can transform into any cell in the body depending on where they are placed.
    Around 125,000 people in Britain suffer an ischemic stroke each year. Although therapies exist to prevent further damage they must be administered within four and a half hours of the event to break down blood clots and many patients do not receive treatment until it is too late and the damage has been done.

    Stroke patients who were forced to use wheelchairs are working again  Credit: Getty
    Charities said the new treatment could help fill the ‘urgent need’ for alternative treatments for stroke.
    Dr Shamim Qadir, Research Communications Manager at the Stroke Association said: “In the UK someone has a stroke every three and a half minute and over half of all stroke survivors are left with a disability.
    “There is an urgent need for alternative treatments. This trial adds to a growing body of early clinical evidence suggesting stem cell treatment could promote recover in people months, and even years after having a stroke. This is positive development and brings much needed hope for the many people living with disability. We look forward to the results of the Phase II trial which could tell us much more about this type of stem cell treatment.

    "Although it is still early days these findings could potentially lead to life changing treatments for stroke patients in the future." The Stanford team is now moving to a phase-2 trial of 153 (check) patients to see if the results can be replicated.
    “We are also starting a trial with the same cells transplanted into the brain for patients with chronic traumatic brain injury and neurologic deficits. In the future it may also work for degenerative neurologic conditions like Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), or even Alzheimer’s.”
    The research was reported in the journal Stroke.

    By  Sarah Knapton, Science Editor,  The Telegraph, June 3, 2016