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My mom had a stroke last year (she was 83 years old) when there was heat wave in her area.  Her symptoms then included cognitive impairment (disorientation), slurred speech, and weakness of the right hand and right leg.  I placed her on herbal and massage therapy in addition to her routine of prayers and a vegetarian diet.  She has been taking my herbal formulas religiously and doing low-impact exercises every day for the past year.  Now she is able to walk steadily on her feet, has remained very alert and coherent, and recovered a good appetite.  The only thing that keeps her from a full recovery is that her right fingers have not regained full flexibility.  For an 84 year old woman, I must say that she is doing exceptionally well.

People have asked what herbal formulas she has been taking and why.  Here is the regimen and rationale:

1. Herbal therapy

Herbal Detox: Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea

When people have a stroke (cardio-vascular accident — CVA), their immunity is often compromised.  It’s important to remove toxins and build up their immunity to prevent complications such as pneumonia, colds and flu.

Hormonal Regeneration: Female Vitality

This product strengthens her connective tissues, improves her mental clarity, and increases her energy.

Weight Management: Fitness Regular

I placed my mom on a partial weight management program because she did not want to take too many items (sounds familiar?).  I was able to convince her to take the most essential item for her health condition.

I originally formulated Fitness Regular as a fat blocker.  Over the past 15 years, my clients have reported the side benefits of balancing blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.  It also improves blood circulation.  My mom stated that she had never deviated from my instructions in taking this one.

2. Daily Exercise

My mom has been doing a form of low-impact exercise which is similar to Qi-Kong (Chi-Kong) – a Kung-Fu exercise to improve energy flow.  She also massages her curled right fingers with her left hand.  Right now her right fingers are not as curled as last year when the stroke first occurred.

3.   Prayers

Being a religious Buddhist, my mom’s daily routine includes prayers and chanting Buddhist Sutra.

4.  Dietary habit

My mom is a vegetarian.  Her diet is as healthy as it can get.  My new suggestions included reducing the intake of sugar (sugary food), wheat (bread and pastries), and yeast (mushrooms).

When I flew up to see her last week, I was very pleased with I saw.  Basically she is ambulatory and independent.  I am very grateful that she was able to recover from the stroke to a great extent.

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My 84-year-old mom had a stroke last year.  I put her on our herbal products including Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control, and Cleansing-Balance Tea), Hormonal Regeneration (Female Vitality) , and Weight Management  (Fitness Regular— beneficial for blood related health issues such as stroke, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, etc.).  She has been religious about taking these products, in addition to performing low-impact exercise every day.  I just flew up to see her this past weekend and I was very pleased with what I saw:  she’s now walking fairly well on her feet, has a good appetite, and is very alert.  The only residual stroke symptom is that her right fingers have not resume 100% flexibility yet.  I showed her some new techniques of massaging to regain the flexibility and facilitate the blood circulation.  I hope that pretty soon she will be able to use her right hand like she used to before the stroke.

Stroke can be very debilitating.  I feel fortunate that my mom can benefit from our herbal formulas!

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