Monday, 7 December 2015

Mind Power Encouraged a Girl Diagnosed as Schizencephaly

This is a picture drawn by a 13-year-old girl who was diagnosed as schizencephaly when she was a baby. 





When she was seven months old, she was pointed that her right leg was not moving properly at a periodic medical check-up. Later, she could not moving infant crawl when she was 8 months old, and could not walk at the age of one year. As a result of MRI, her left brain that controls her right side of the body has large regional deficiency and ventricles, being diagnosed as schizencephaly. 

What is Schizencephaly?

Schizencephaly is an extremely rare developmental birth defect characterized by abnormal slits, or clefts, in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain.  Babies with clefts in both hemispheres (called bilateral clefts) commonly have developmental delays, delays in speech and language skills, and problems with brain-spinal cord communication.  Individuals with clefts in only one hemisphere (called unilateral clefts) are often paralyzed on one side of the body, but may have average to near-average intelligence.  Individuals with schizencephaly may also have an abnormally small head, cognitive delay and impairment, partial or complete paralysis, or poor muscle tone.  Most will experience seizures.  Some individuals may have an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain called hydrocephalus. 

Is there any treatment?

Treatment generally consists of physical therapy and drugs to prevent seizures.  In cases that are complicated by hydrocephalus, a surgically implanted tube, called a shunt, is often used to divert fluid to another area of the body where it can be absorbed. 
Reference:National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS Schizencephaly Information Page, http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/schizencephaly/schizencephaly.htm (accessed on 2015-12-8)


She was announced by her doctor that her right side body would be paralysed and would not improve in entire her life. Nonetheless, her parents never gave up on her, thus they decided to apply mind power treatments to her when she was 2 years old. Their decision was right. Her physical function was dramatically enhanced and her epileptic seizures have stopped while she took mind power treatments. She began to  be entertained with running, having a race with her classmates, swimming and excising. She started playing the trumpet in a brass band at the age of 10. 

As you see, she is talented in many ways, especially her drawing is splendid. She got a prize at a national championship among 20,000 students. Her picture is showed above. 

At present, her goal is to be a pediatrist. She and her parents have never given up on her disease. Love is the most effective medicine and mind power always helps the way expressing love to your important one.
Reference: Dr. Toyoda's blog

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