Acupuncture for Stroke Rehabilitation

Acupuncture for Stroke Rehabilitation.

Acupuncture has been used in stroke recovery in Eastern countries from ancient times. There is now a convincing body of research on the beneficial effect of adjunct acupuncture treatment on aspects of poststroke recovery including dysphagia, poststroke pain syndrome and spasticity.

Furthermore, there is emerging evidence in the areas of motor recovery, insomnia, cognitive impairment and depression.

What Does The Research Say?

The following insights are obtained from systematic reviews and analysis of clinical trials investigating the efficacy of Chinese medicine and acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation.

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Although well-conducted clinical research can help members of the public to make better-informed decisions about their healthcare, we do not make any claims that any particular treatment may be efficacious for any individual person.

When you consult with our Chinese medicine practitioners, you'll receive personalised advice and treatment based on your symptoms and Chinese medicine diagnosis.

Scientific References

Browse our collection of scientific clinical research on acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation.

It includes recent and reputable papers published by peer-reviewed journals within the last 10 years.



Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

2021, Jan

Acupuncture plus Rehabilitation for Unilateral Neglect after Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This academic article showed that acupuncture treatments when combined with rehabilitation have a positive effect on motor function, activity of daily life, neurological deficits, and spasticity. Patients are more aware of their limbs and improved symptoms of unilateral neglect.

Hou, Y., Liu, Y., Li, M., Ning, B., Wen, Z., & Fu, W. Full Article

Clinical Rehabilitation

2018, Apr

Traditional manual acupuncture combined with rehabilitation therapy for shoulder hand syndrome after stroke within the Chinese healthcare system: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Clinical Rehabilitation

This academic journal demonstrated that acupuncture is highly effective in alleviating pain when combined with rehabilitation therapy. Patients increased performance levels on stroke-specific assessments and improved on daily life activities.

Peng, L., Zhang, C., Zhou, L., Zuo, H. X., He, X. K., & Niu, Y. M. ( Full Article


Yin Tang
“It is by virtue of the twelve channels that human life exists, that disease arises, that human beings can be treated and illness cured. The twelve channels are where beginners start and masters end.” The Classic of Acupuncture
Circa 1st Century BCE