Acupuncture As Stroke Treatment Doesn't Stick
Medical News Today
According to the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), acupuncture, the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes has not proved to be beneficial in the treatment of recovering stroke victims.
Dr. Edzard Ernst, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, England and coauthors reviewed trials that have been published in English and Asian journals to determine if that, even though acupuncture is often used to supplement traditional stroke rehabilitation, is it clinically effective.
Ten studies were reviewed, looking at 711 patients who had strokes and were taking measures to treat post incident symptoms.
National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.