Stroke and Paralysis

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Acupuncture Protects Brain Cells from Stroke

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, Stroke and Paralysis | 0 comments

New research demonstrates that acupuncture stimulates brain cell proliferation in the cerebrum. The researchers note that electroacupuncture “exerts a neuroprotective effect in ischemic stroke.” The researchers also successfully measured the biochemical pathway by which acupuncture exerts this medical benefit to the brain. Stimulation of two acupuncture points was shown to activate the extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) pathway, an important protein communication pathway involved in cell proliferation. The experiment measured the biochemical responses to electro-acupuncture delivered to acupuncture points LI11 (Quchi) and ST36 (Zusanli), bilaterally. LI11 is...

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Stroke and Paralysis Research

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, Stroke and Paralysis | 0 comments

New research concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of spasticity and paralysis due to stroke. Investigators discovered that acupuncture effectively reduced spastic hemiplegia, paralysis on one side of the body with muscle and tendon spasms, in patients who suffered a stroke. The researchers concluded that acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training is effective for the treatment of post-stroke spastic hemiplegia. This research is consistent with other investigations demonstrating that acupuncture benefits patients have have had a stroke. One recent study concluded that acupuncture stimulates brain cell proliferation in the cerebrum. They...

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