Does acupuncture help stroke patients become more independent?


Hopwood, Val and Lewith, George T. (2005) Does acupuncture help stroke patients become more independent? Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 11, (1), 175 - 177. (doi:10.1089/acm.2005.11.175).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2005.11.175

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This short speculative report describes the outcome of three studies looking at the effect of acupuncture on stroke recovery and the subsequent place of residence of the subjects entered. It is not a systematic review and does not endeavor to provide comprehensive data on the effect of acupuncture on poststroke recovery. Our observations demonstrate that patients may be more likely to remain independent and in their own homes one year post stroke if they receive acupuncture. This conclusion is supported by our study and two previous trials. It may be that acupuncture improves poststroke perception, thereby enhancing independence.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1075-5535 (print)
1557-7708 (electronic)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
ePrint ID: 24347
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24347

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