Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Page: 53-55
Preliminary Application of the Theory of Electroacupuncture Along the Meridian to the Treatment of Cerebral Hemorrhage Hemiparalysis
Xuejian Wang, Department of Neurosurgery, The Second Hospital Affiliated to Nantong University, Nantong University, Nantong, PR China
Zhifeng Wang, Department of Neurosurgery, The Second Hospital Affiliated to Nantong University, Nantong University, Nantong, PR China
Yang Chen, Department of Neurosurgery, The Second Hospital Affiliated to Nantong University, Nantong University, Nantong, PR China
Ming Qian, Department of Neurosurgery, The Second Hospital Affiliated to Nantong University, Nantong University, Nantong, PR China
Received: Jun. 5, 2017;       Accepted: Aug. 10, 2017;       Published: Sep. 7, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20170505.11      View  2408      Downloads  137
Abstract
Hemiparalysis is a common symptom of cerebral hemorrhage. Chinese traditional acupuncture and electroacupuncture are two major treatments for the disease. However, they often fail to achieve satisfactory outcome. It reports here successful treatment of three patients with hemiparalysis using electroacupuncture along the meridian therapy along with prescription medicines to restore the muscle strength. The three patients had a history of hemiparalysis and were diagnosed hemiparalysis due to cerebral hemorrhage based on CT or MRI examinations. Acupuncture was applied to restore the muscle strength with routine treatment and prescription medicines. The patients were treated 20 times with electroacupuncture along the meridian. After 1 months of the treatment, case 1 and case 2 regained the muscle strength, and case 3 was remarkably recovered. It is likely that combining Chinese tradition acupuncture with electroacupuncture is more effective to treat hemiparalysis, although more studies are needed to validate the approach.
Keywords
Electroacupuncture, Acupuncture, Meridian, Acupoint Selection, Hemiparalysis, Acupuncture along the Meridian, Electroacupuncture Along the Meridian
To cite this article
Xuejian Wang, Zhifeng Wang, Yang Chen, Ming Qian, Preliminary Application of the Theory of Electroacupuncture Along the Meridian to the Treatment of Cerebral Hemorrhage Hemiparalysis, American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 53-55. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20170505.11
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