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According to an overview of 24 systematic reviews and meta-analyses carried out by Chinese researchers, current evidence suggests that acupuncture may be effective for treating post-stroke neurological impairment and dysfunction
A pilot study carried out in Korea had found that electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve post-stroke depression (PSD), and that the treatment effect varies depending on the degree of motor function impairment of the patient.
A multi-centre RCT carried out in China has found that adding acupuncture to conventional treatment does not result in any additional benefit for patients with subacute stroke.
A meta-analysis carried out by Chinese authors suggests that acupuncture may be beneficial in the rehabilitation of patients with dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) caused by stroke.
Chinese researchers have found electro-acupuncture at points on the head to be helpful for increasing neuroplasticity in cerebral motor regions following ischaemic stroke.
A large multicentre RCT from China has found that acupuncture plus conventional care was similar in effectiveness to physiotherapy treatment plus conventional care for post-stroke rehabilitation.
Stroke patients who undergo scalp electro-acupuncture show better functional improvement than those who receive placebo electro-stimulation, say researchers from Brazil.
In addition to enhancing muscle strength recovery after acute ischaemic stroke (IS), electroacupuncture (EA) appears to regulate the expression of multiple serum proteins that may be beneficial in this situation.
Acupuncture can assist language recovery in chronic stroke patients and may be associated with increased activity in the damaged speech area of the brain. Seven chronic stroke patients suffering from aphasia were treated with...
A Korean study has shown that acupuncture can improve endothelial dysfunction in patients with hypertension. The pilot, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial randomly assigned 15 patients with essential hypertension to...