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Old 04-01-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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Accupuncture for Stroke (Any thoughts)

Does anyone have thoughts on accupuncture for stroke victims? (To help treat paralysis/speech)?
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Old 04-01-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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Re: Accupuncture for Stroke (Any thoughts)

it's an interesting thought and I wouldn't necessary dismiss the possibilities. However, becuase of the location of the stroke (in side the brain/inside the skull) it would be hard to imagine how acupunture would help. IT would help with stress related issues caused by stroke, motor control issues, pain, immune system failures, etc. I think it would be like asking if acupunture would heal a broken leg, don't you think? chris

Old 04-03-2006, 05:07 AM   #3
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Re: Accupuncture for Stroke (Any thoughts)

not sure if this is just the same, but i have been suffering from sciatica on my stroke side for the last 12 months. I recently went for a course of accupuncture for this & it has helped brilliantly. Also in the last month i have been diagnosed with spina bifida occulta & the discs on the left side of my spine (also stroke side) are narrowing causing the sciatica. Sorry its a long complicated reply but think they are all connected & the accupuncture has helped

Old 04-03-2006, 07:02 PM   #4
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Re: Accupuncture for Stroke (Any thoughts)

the sciatic pain you are experiencing is significantly different than the organic issues related to the stroke. Remember that the stroke occurred in the speech center of the brain. The brain is hidden beneath the sud-dural and sub-archnoid layers that cover the brain and the skull itseld. While acupunture is wonderful for nerve conductions issues, muscles spams, auto-immune issues, it is not sufficient to address the return of speech. Apples and oranges. chris

Old 04-21-2006, 05:13 PM   #5
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Re: Accupuncture for Stroke (Any thoughts)

go to [url]www.REMOVED- do not post commercial websites .org[/url] - has testiminy that she when to china for treatment. they brought her from stoke where she could hepp in us,. i would go if i could afford. if you a find a china doctor who could use accupuntuan here and works, please let me know.

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Old 04-24-2006, 08:29 AM   #6
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Acupuncture may be a bit drastic, but "acupressure" works the same way without being invasive (stroke survivors may suffer great pain and sensitivity)

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Old 12-23-2006, 07:00 AM   #7
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Re: Accupuncture for Stroke (Any thoughts)

Had acupuncture to late to get good results but stopped atrophy from progressing and my abilty to walk much better. It will help reconnect nerve endings that can be brought back..

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