Acupuncture in stroke rehabilitation. Acup in Med 13(2): 81-84, 1995.
- Effective or markedly effective results were found for over 80% of the patients receiving acupuncture with a cost savings of $26,000 per patient.
- "Concern for added cost would perhaps disappear if the end result demonstrates more self-care and less dependence on family and health providers." - Russ Erickson, MD
Acupuncture & Physical Therapy
Effectiveness of acupuncture as a supplement to physical therapy in recovery from stroke. Neurology 1993 Nov; 43 (11): 2189–92
- Results: Patients receiving acupuncture recovered faster and to a larger extent than those in the control group with significant differences in measures of balance, mobility, quality of life index, and days spent in hospitals/nursing homes.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Feb; 88(2):159-66
- A combination of electro-acupuncture and muscle strengthening exercise for six weeks significantly reduced spasticity.
- The effect of spasticity reduction was consistent across different joint positions and different velocities of passive stretch.
Clinical observation on acupuncture for treatment of aphasia due to ischemic stroke at the early stage. Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion. 2006 April; 96(3): 134-139
- The western aphasia battery (WAB) AQ indexes evaluation 15 days and 30 days after treatment in the acupuncture group were better than those in the control group (P < 0.05 or P < 0.001).