Background: A 13-year-old girl who suffered from basilar invagination managed with electroacupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine is presented in this report. This is a rare disease. The condition was misdiagnosed by many biomedical specialists over a period of 5 years. There has been no literature ever recorded in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) history for the treatment of this rare condition.
Methods: The patient has a secondary condition, hydrocephalus, which was categorized as Jie Lu from a Chinese Medicine perspective. Jie Lu has also been used to form the rational base of the TCM treatment.
Results: This patient's condition stabilized for a period of 3 years. As bone growth continued, the severity of the patient's symptoms increased. The patient has turned 19; her symptoms have become more severe and she is unable to walk for a short distance.
Conclusions: Finally, a diagnosis of basilar invagination was confirmed by a private health service provider team separate from several public hospitals' specialist teams.