Stroke & Bells Palsy Recovery
Acupuncture & TCM for Stroke & Bells Palsy Recovery
Acupuncture therapy for stroke-caused conditions such as paralysis, speech and swallowing problems in commonly used in China and the Orient. Numerous studies involving thousands of patients have been published in China and Japan and 2 studies in Scandinavia. These studies indicate significant help in patients getting better quicker, performing better in self-care, and requiring less nursing and rehabilitation therapy.
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When a person has a stroke, the brain stops communicating with the body part that is affected. For example if you have had a stroke that affects the left side of your body, you might try to move your left hand but find that you can’t. This is because your brain is no longer sending messages to your hand.
Chinese Medicine treats this condition with a combination of acupuncture and herbs. Acupuncture works by stimulating nerves and opening up the body’s circulation. Chinese Practitioners would use acupuncture to stimulate the left hand, which in turn encourages the brain to start to recognize the arm again.
The sooner you get acupuncture after a stroke the faster your recovery will be. The longer you wait after a stroke, the more likely your muscles will get weak and you will have to build them up again so you have the muscle strength to function with the restored nerve flow. Acupuncture is a safe procedure, which uses small painless disposable needles that are inserted into points on the body most beneficial for your individual health.