Spondylosis is a condition that affects the vertebral bones of the spinal column characterized by the formation of osteophytes or bony spurs along the edges of the vertebra body. TDP lamp emits a band of electromagnetic waves that are absorbed by the body through selective absorption. These absorbed electromagnetic waves help in generating various beneficial biochemical stimuli that the body lacks and accelerating decomposition of unstable structures such as dead cells. Due to the cost and invasiveness of surgical approach TCVM approach was preferred in this case.
To evaluate the effectiveness of ‘special electromagnetic health lamp’ (TDP Lamp) and TCVM treatment for Tanhuan syndrome.
A 5-years-old female Pekingese cross Shih Tzu was presented and x-ray revealed spondylosis at C2–C3 and T13–L1. MRI detected compression of C2–C3 on the right side while there is compression of the T13–L1 on the ventral side. The dog was completely paralyzed with the diagnosis of Tanhuan in TCVM. The dog was then treated with the combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, B12 tablet, and TDP lamp.
After two months of treatment, the owner decided to stop bringing the dog for acupuncture but bought the TDP lamp and applies it every day for at least half an hour a day at the comfort of home. The two herbal medicines and B12 tablet were continued. Since the fourth month of treatment the dog slowly regained its neuromuscular function and recovered completely.
TDP light provide an alternative treatment besides surgical approach.