Tag Archives: Stroke

Acupuncture point selection for stroke related pneumonia

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Using data mining technology, the rules of acupoint selection of acupuncture and moxibustion were explored in treatment of stroke-related pneumonia. The clinical articles of acupuncture and moxibustion in treatment of stroke-related pneumonia were retrieved from CNKI, SinoMed, Wanfang and VIP databases from their inception through to January l 2021, and …

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Acupuncture improves language function in stroke patients

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Background: Aphasia is one of the most common complications in patients with ischemic stroke. Studies have shown that acupuncture can improve the symptoms of aphasia patients. However, the effect of acupuncture on language function in patients with ischemic stroke is still controversial. Objective: This study aimed to critically assess the efficacy and …

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Qi Gong improves balance in stroke patients

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Aims: Liuzijue Qigong exercise is a traditional Chinese exercise method in which breathing and pronunciation are combined with movement guidance. Breathing is closely related to balance, and Liuzijue Qigong, as a special breathing exercise, can be applied to balance dysfunction after stroke. The purpose of this study was to observe the …

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Acupuncture reduces the death rate post-stroke

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Objectives: We investigated whether the use of adjuvant traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy, a form of complementary and alternative medicine, is associated with long-term mortality after stroke. Study design: We conducted a retrospective cohort study and used claims data from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance program linked to the National Registry of Death. …

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Electroacupuncture relieves post-stroke depression

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Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture treatment for post-stroke depression. Methods: This study was a single-center, single-blinded, parallel-arm randomized controlled trial. In total, 65 patients with post-stroke depression were randomly allocated into electroacupuncture and sham electroacupuncture groups. Treatment was administered at Baihui (GV …

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Acupuncture points Huatuo Jiaji reduce hemiplegia in stroke patients

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Objective: To observe the effect of acupuncture at Huatuo Jiaji combined with core muscle training on motor function of lower limbs, balance function and core muscle in patients with hemiplegia after stroke. Methods: A total of ninety-six patients with hemiplegia after stroke were randomly and equally divided into acupuncture, training and combination …

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Scalp acupuncture improves motor function in stroke patients

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Objectives: To conduct a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of scalp acupuncture in patients with stroke and consequent hemiparesis regardless of brain infarction or intracerebral hemorrhage.  Methods: A literature search of randomized controlled trials on scalp acupuncture for stroke was performed in five databases up to May 10, 2021. We investigated three …

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Acupuncture improves poststroke cognitive impairment

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Objective: Physical therapy combined with acupuncture is the current research hotspot in the treatment of poststroke cognitive impairment, but which combination treatment is the best is still controversial. Based on the network meta-analysis method, we evaluated the efficacy of various physical therapies combined with acupuncture for the treatment of poststroke cognitive …

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Bo’s abdominal acupuncture improves motor function in stroke patients

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Background: Bo’s abdominal acupuncture is a novel therapy in alternative and complementary medicine and has been frequently used for stroke recovery in recent decades. However, no systematic evidence has been performed to confirm the effect and safety of Bo’s abdominal acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy for post-stroke motor dysfunction (PSMD).  Objectives: This …

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