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02 Dec 20191 min

Acupuncture and post-stroke treatment

Among stroke patients, it is a common practice to seek integrative medicine therapies to accelerate or promote recovery and to manage pain. A recent systematic review of scientific data on the treatment of patients has shown acupuncture to be effective on multiple fronts.

Post-stroke recovery: the benefits of acupuncture

The main cause of the treatment's effectiveness lies in the modulation on neuroplasticity induced by acupuncture: needle therapy sends corrective signals to the nervous system, which encourages self-healing and activation of the correct nerve impulses. The most obvious benefits of post-stroke acupuncture are:

  1. Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of pain
    As an alternative therapy for stroke recovery, acupuncture helps people tolerate pain better, improving quality of life and cognitive function.
  2. Acupuncture reduces post-stroke spasticity
    Evidence demonstrates the efficacy of acupuncture in improving limb motor function following stroke. In particular, a considerable reduction in spasticity in the wrist, elbow, and knee has been noted. Consequently, it helps patients regain their independence, having beneficial psychological effects and reducing the risk of depression.

Sinomedica's specialized physicians and experts in the acupuncture approach are responsible for studying the specific case of patients to formulate the most suitable course of treatment for their needs, which will ensure optimal and long-lasting results.

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*For more information visit the "US National Library of Medicine Institutes of Health PubMed.