Early intervention using electroacupuncture helps stroke patients

Objective: The purpose of this research was to investigate whether it is possible to perform ultra-early interventional electroacupuncture on individuals who had experienced intravenous thrombolysis prior to receiving therapy for acute cerebral infarction.

Patients and methods: Patients who have undergone intravenous thrombolysis between July 2019 and March 2021 were eligible for participation in this study. The participants were divided into two groups; one group received electroacupuncture therapy 24 hours after their condition became stable, while the other group received treatment 48 hours after their condition became stable. Both groups received the same therapy for their respective forms of rehabilitation. The Fugl-Meyer Motion Assessment Scale (FMA) was used to assess the patients’ motor function before and after therapy, as well as two weeks and one month after treatment. The scores of the FMA were recorded before and after treatment.

Results: After therapy, the FMI scores were higher in both groups (p<0.05), and the researchers found that the ultra-early electroacupuncture intervention was related to higher FMI ratings 2 weeks and 1 month after treatment (p<0.05). In neither of the two study groups was there any sign of a major adverse response or consequence (p>0.05).

Conclusions: This research offers evidence that ultra-early interventional electroacupuncture rehabilitation therapy may be an effective and safe method of treatment for individuals who have had a cerebral infarction after receiving intravenous thrombolysis. The results lend credence to the notion that this kind of therapy should be taken into consideration as an adjunctive model for rehabilitation in patients of this type.

Reference: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37975365/

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