Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Jessica Dolores
Do ischemic stroke patients recover better if they under acupuncture, or conventional treatment? A group of researchers found out that the two ways of treatment are different from each other. However, it was acupuncture that improved symptoms of stroke patients by making significant changes in the sensory, emotional and motor aspects of their body.
They found out that acupuncture could reduce nervous and motor functional inadequacies and raise the stroke patient’s quality of life. Specifically, the experiment on 21 ischemic stroke patients from January 2011 to December 2013 yielded the following findings:
Acupuncture treatment may have worked better in treating patients of ischemic stroke because it had a greater effect in the patient’s sensory, emotional, and motor areas, especially the middle temporal gyrus, cerebellum, and insula.
Ping W, Fang Z, Yongxin L, Ji L, Lihua Q, Wei Q, Lu L, Canxin Y, Yan X, Yu B, et al. EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE PLUS CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT ON BRAIN ACTIVITY IN ISCHEMIC STROKE PATIENTS: A REGIONAL HOMOGENEITY ANALYSIS. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. October 2017;37(5):650–658. DOI: 10.1016/S0254-6272(17)30319-9