Electroacupuncture and scalp acupuncture improves language rehabilitation

Objectives: To explore the clinical effect of electroacupuncture and scalp acupuncture combined with language rehabilitation training on cognitive and speech functions of patients with aphasia after craniocerebral injury.

Methods: Seventy patients with aphasia after craniocerebral injury from January 2020 and January 2021 were retrospectively collected after filtering. Among them, 35 patients received language rehabilitation training and were included into a control group, and 35 patients who received electroacupuncture and scalp acupuncture combined with language rehabilitation training were included in a study group. Aphasia quotient score, Loewenstein occupational therapy cognitive assessment (LOTCA) score and Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (BDAE) score of the two groups were compared. The relative risk factors of cognitive function and speech function in the patients were explored by multiple regression analysis.

Results: The pretreatment aphasia quotient and LOTCA score between the two groups showed no obvious distinction (P>0.05). After treatment, the LOTCA and BDAE scores in the study group were obviously better than those in the control group (P<0.05).

Conclusions: The effect of electroacupuncture and scalp acupuncture combined with language training is remarkable in treating aphasia after severe craniocerebral injury. This combined approach, which can improve the language and cognitive disorders of patients, has valuable application and research prospects in clinic.

Reference: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36105057/

close
Acupuncture Times Logo

Hi there!

Sign up to receive the latest research in acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine and more, once a week.

About Attilio

Doctor of Chinese medicine, acupuncture expert and author of My Fertility Guide and My Pregnancy Guide.

Check Also

Pub Med

Acupuncture improves metformin and pregnancy rates in PCOS women

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the comparison between acupuncture combined with metformin …