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5th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

May 22-23, 2023 | Tokyo, Japan

Traditional Medicine 2023

Cynthia Husted

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2023 - Cynthia Husted
Global Institute for Tibetan Medicine Science and Spirit Institute, United States
Title : Stabilizing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with the integration of tibetan and functional Medicines and the neubie direct current electrical stimulation device


The impact of the integration of Tibetan and functional medicines and the Neubie direct current electrical stimulation device is reported for helping to restore nerve conduction and function in a 65-year-old woman with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease. ALS is a degenerative disorder of the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement like chewing, walking, and talking. In general, it is a progressive disease. There is no cure or treatment to halt or reverse the progression of symptoms; only 5-10% are considered genetic and the rest are defined as sporadic (cause unknown). The incidence of ALS is rising; some have attributed it to the increased aging population, but environmental toxins have also been correlated. Current concepts of Tibetan medicine have been in practice for over 1500 years and modern functional medicine is in philosophical agreement of addressing the systems biology whole. We share here the overlap of the two as relates to chronic illness, with a focus on ALS. We share how the use of functional labs correlates with Tibetan medical theories to provide optimal outcomes for monitoring the effects of Tibetan medicine. Similarly, the theories of Tibetan medicine can help simplify complex data into meaningful patterns and we provide examples of a variety of functional labs that were utilized to help determine Tibetan herb and herb/mineral formulations and target nutritional supplements to help stabilize ALS. In addition, overviews of immune excess and deficiency disorders of autoimmunity and cancer will be compared. Use of the Neubie direct current device began 12 months after her sudden onset of symptoms and was done concurrently with approaches in Tibetan and functional medicines. By then, she could not move her fingers or toes, had drop foot, had lost considerable weight and muscle mass, and was in pain. After her first Neubie session she could wiggle her toes and that movement persisted. After two months she had no hip pain and was moving her fingers, toes, hands, and feet. The Master Reset protocol was used to facilitate calming of the nervous system. She then developed tight, painful shoulders from being in a wheelchair and Neubie treatments on her shoulders ultimately allowed her to become pain-free and regain range of motion and flexibility. Her voice then became soft due to a weak diaphragm. After two months she could feel the Neubie treatments increase the innervation of her diaphragm, and she continues to work on contraction of her diaphragm with focused breathing during treatments. She is starting to show improvements with muscle activation to begin building muscle and is now standing with assistance for Neubie activation and feels stronger in her legs. It is over two years since her first onset of symptoms and she has leveled off in her decline, is pain free, has increased movement and range of motion, and more energy. The integration of Tibetan and functional medicines and the Neubie direct current electrical stimulation device provide a synergy that optimizes healing outcomes.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • Familiarity with the uniqueness of Tibetan medicine as relates to other Asian medicines.
  • Tibetan medical diagnoses of neurodegenerative and immune disorders and appropriate interventions.
  • Familiarity with the functional medicine model and its overlap with Tibetan medicine.
  • Benefits of integrating genetics, microbiome, and gene expression analyses with traditional medicines.
  • Benefits of the Neubie direct current electrical stimulation device for neurodegenerative disorders.


Dr. Husted began her career as an ICU nurse in 1979 then obtained a PhD in physical chemistry with a focus on nuclear magnetism as a possible link to the energy concepts of traditional medicines, including chi, prana and rloong. Her research focus was myelin and multiple sclerosis, including postdoctoral studies at UCSF. She was then Director of the Center for the Study of Neurodegenerative Disorders at UCSB, where she implemented integrative approaches to research of neurodegenerative disorders, including managing a three-acre medicinal plant garden. She is now board certified in functional medicine and conducts integrative research through two nonprofits.