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Re: 9 months into a stroke is acupuncture worth a try

Re: 9 months into a stroke is acupuncture worth a try

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Posted by Sandy on October 10, 2000 at 15:36:39:

In Reply to: Re: 9 months into a stroke is acupuncture worth a try posted by Jill on October 04, 2000 at 17:26:52:

: : My Father had a stroke 9 months ago which left him in a wheelchair and no use in left leg and arm. Last week out of the blue he began to lift the leg and wriggle his fingers. As you can imagine everyone was surprised. Is this the start of him getting back to some normality? Has anyone gone on any further than my Father? I would like to think that one day he may walk again. Also I read in a local paper about acupuncture for strokes. Has anyone had any success with it? Thanks for reading. Sandy

: Hi Sandy, I had a stroke 4 years ago that resulted in a golf-ball sized blood clot in my left hemipshere. I continue to get stronger and better. Trust that he will have a complete recovery, it may take 5 years, maybe even 10, but improvement continues over very long periods of time. TRY EVERYTHING! I have had wonderful improvement using deep muscle massage, this was a great way for me to feel my extremities again, so they could get stronger. I have also used acupuncture and it does a great job shifting my energy around - try it! Try it several times and YOU observe his response, don't just ask him what he thinks about it. You might be more receptive to the change than he. Good luck to you, Jill

Sorry I haven't replied sooner, but I haven't been very good since having a bone scan for a back condition last week. I spend 2-3 hours daily with my Father most days,he is in a Nursing home as I cannot manage to lift him and he needs 24 hour care. He has certainly improved in the last week, moving his foot on and off the wheelchair footrest. I will be seeing his physio next week so I will mention the massage. Thanks for answering my post Jill I am glad I have found this board, I don't feel quite as alone now. We must all help one another . Cheers Sandy

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