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Acupuncture can safely improve cognitive function and depression in stroke patients. Four systematic reviews on post stroke cognitive impairment and ten systematic reviews on post stroke depression were reviewed by a team of authors from Hong Kong. Meta-analysis revealed that acupuncture plus cognitive rehabilitation, and acupuncture or moxibustion plus cognitive rehabilitation, demonstrated statistically significant increases in cognitive scores compared to cognitive rehabilitation alone, after four weeks of treatment. Acupuncture also demonstrated statistically significant improvements in depression versus antidepressant therapy after two weeks of treatment. Acupuncture usage was not associated with an increased risk of adverse events.

Overview of systematic reviews with meta-analyses on acupuncture in post-stroke cognitive impairment and depression management. Integr Med Res. 2019 Sep;8(3):145-159