The therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture therapy for ischemic stroke. - GreenMedInfo Summary
The Therapeutic Effect of Electroacupuncture Therapy for Ischemic Stroke.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2020 ;2020:6415083. Epub 2020 Sep 29. PMID: 33293991
Electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation is a supplementary therapy and commonly applied in treatment of ischemic stroke in clinic. Stroke is an important cause of long-term disability in individuals in both developing and developed countries. In our review, we show the application of EA stimulation for apoplectic pain, limbs spasticity, blood flow interruption, depression, swallowing dysfunction, aphasia, urinary incontinence, cognition and memory impairment, and constipation following stroke in patients and the related mechanisms in animals. The effectiveness of EA involves with acupoints, intensity, intervals, and duration of intervention for treatment of stroke. The combination of EA and common rehabilitation treatment may exert better effect compared with EA alone. In summary, EA might provide a potential treatment strategy for treating apoplectic patients in clinic.