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Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients Using Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture: A Pilot Study

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Stroke Rehab

Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients Using Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture: A Pilot Study

To cite this article:
Gabriella Hegyi and Gyula P. Szigeti. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. October 2012, 18(10): 971-977. doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0047.

Published in Volume: 18 Issue 10: October 11, 2012

Results: In the acupuncture group, all the sensory, motor, and functional scores improved significantly during the examination period until 2 years after injury. The Barthel Index is increased from 4±2 to 95±4 in the acupuncture group. This index also increased in the control group (from 4±2 to 75±4), but the changes were significantly less than in the acupuncture group. A significant spontaneous recovery during the 2-year follow-up was found, but the YNSA treatment facilitated the functional recovery. Improved moving function and more flexible joints and ligaments were observed in comparison to the patients’ condition prior to treatment.

Conclusions:

The data suggest that the YNSA is a useful method to treat stroke patients and enhance their quality of life.

See the full article:

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2011.0047