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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.

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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...

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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...

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A systematic review and meta-analysis from Canada demonstrates that acupuncture may be an effective treatment for post-stroke rehabilitation. Thirty-five articles written in Chinese and 21 written in English were included. The...

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A Hong Kong study has cast doubt on the benefits of acupuncture for stroke recovery.  All 106 patients in the study (3-15 days after stroke) received standard stroke care (physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy and medical...

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A Taiwanese study compared rehabilitation therapy plus non-needling electro stimulation of acupuncture points with rehabilitation therapy alone in the treatment of post-CVA hemiplegia. Electro-acupuncture was given 5 times per...

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The aim of this study carried out at the Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital in Norway was to investigate whether acupuncture treatment, if given to stroke patients in the subacute phase (within 40 days of the stroke) in addition to...

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A Korean study suggests that low frequency electroacupuncture (EA) may be more helpful for motor recovery after stroke than high frequency EA. Sixty-two patients with motor dysfunction, hospitalised one week to one month from...

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The effects of electroacupuncture for patients with ischaemic stroke have been examined in a randomised controlled study. Sixty-three patients with first-ever ischaemic stroke were divided into study and control groups. Both...

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A combination of electro-acupuncture and muscle strengthening exercises can significantly reduce the spasticity of the wrist joint in stroke survivors. In a crossover trial, seven chronic stroke subjects (average age 63) received...

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