Dr. Teresa C. Hill
Post-stroke acupuncture is a specialized branch of Chinese medicine. It is a blend of neurology and classical acupuncture. This therapy is acupuncture stimulation near the stroke damage. In China, acupuncture is the standard of care for post stroke patients and about 90 percent of its hospital patients receiving acupuncture are stroke survivors. The Chinese experience demonstrates that these acupuncture treatments re-establish the sensory and motor abilities significantly sooner than conventional physical therapy modalities. Post stroke acupuncture treatments help thousands of people every day in China. Here in America, the National Institute of Health concluded that acupuncture benefits stroke recovery. Many health care providers recognize the value of adding acupuncture along with conventional therapy.
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