TRIALS AND RESEARCH
At the present time, there is no cure for ALS. In fact, no cause has yet been determined. Instead theories abound including environmental distress, work related insults, gene malfunction amid a whole host of other suppositions for which there is no definite proof.
Instead, the focus remains on symptom relief through treatments that surface in the pursuit of remedies. A drug intended for one use is tried and succeeds in diminishing acute symptoms. An herbal compound provides relief, slows down the progression of ALS and sometimes causes a measureable amount of improvement. Respiration remains a significant issue for most patients and a procedure becomes available that markedly improves breathing capabilities. It is within this framework that the following treatments are offered for consideration.
In March of 2009, ten patients were given access to Iplex through the FDA. Now, one year later, an interim report is available on this website.