Restoration of Function With Acupuncture Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report.
Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Nov ;4(6):52-7. Epub 2015 Nov 1. PMID: 26665023
This case report illustrates the improvement of an acupuncture-treated patient who incurred a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a snowboarding accident. Over 4 years, the patient progressed from initially not being able to walk, having difficulty with speech, and suffering from poor eyesight to where he has now regained significant motor function, speech, and vision and has returned to snowboarding. A core acupuncture protocol plus specific points added to address the patient's ongoing concerns was used. This case adds to the medical literature by demonstrating the potential role of acupuncture in TBI treatment.