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Title: Dejian mind-body intervention improves the functioning of a patient with chronic epilepsy : a case report
Authors: Chan, AS
Sze, SL
Cheung, MC
Lam, JMK
Shi, D
Issue Date: 24-Nov-2009
Source: Cases journal, 24 Nov. 2009, v. 2, 9080, p. 1-7
Abstract: Background: This is a case report that illustrates the effect of the Dejian Mind-Body Intervention (DMBI) on a 22-year-old chronic epileptic male (onset at age two) suffering from severe cognitive impairments as a result of a serious seizure two years ago. The DMBI is a healing program developed for modern lifestyle based on the traditional Chinese Shaolin Chanwuyi healing approach.
Case Presentation: Through a four-month treatment in which he adopted the DMBI specified vegetarian diet, applied an herbal remedy, and practiced Natural Dan Tian Breathing (a type of mind-body exercise), the patient showed significant improvements in language, memory, attention, behavioral initiation, emotional control, social functioning, and overall quality of life. In addition, the DMBI has a positive effect on his brain electrophysiological activities, as indicated by his suppressed delta power (slow wave) and enhanced alpha power (fast wave), and his elevated cordance value (an index associated with cerebral perfusion) in the left frontal and temporal regions. Such neural activity alteration was in line with his observed cognitive improvements.
Conclusion: These results provide evidence to support the therapeutic effect of the DMBI and its potential clinical application on treating chronic neurological patients.
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Journal: Cases journal 
ISSN: 1757-1626
DOI: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-9080
Rights: © 2009 Chan et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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