“Acupuncture is recommended by the World Health Organisation as an alternative and complementary strategy for stroke treatment and stroke care.” – World Health Organisation.
“Stroke is one of the most common conditions treated by acupuncture in China” – Robinson 2012
A study published in 2017, conducted at the Chinese Medical University Hospital, discovered that acupuncture exerts a beneficial effect on ischemic stroke “through modulation of different mechanisms originating in the central nervous system.”
Another study published in 2020 in the Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery suggests that acupuncture could help stroke patients by alleviating oxidative stress.
How does it work?
Acupuncture increases the circulation of blood, which in turn relaxes muscles and stimulates the production of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and endorphins, which can result in relaxation and pain relief.
The Lightworks Clinic works closely with Physability UK in assisting with recovery from paralysis however caused, but particularly from Stroke…
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