Stroke Recovery

Strokes occur in more than 795,000 in the United States each year, killing about 130,000. Survivors have an increased risk for long-term disabilityand face challenges completing daily activities.

Rehabilitation is a crucial component of care following a stroke. But once you came through the acute stage, the western medical care can do little helping after that. What you can do is turn to the oriental medicine for help ASAP.

How does acupuncture aid stroke recovery?

  • As we all know that brain controls our speaking, thinking and movement. When a stroke disable a part of the brain that controls movement, the nerves fall asleep, so to speak, and the muscle atrophies without their constant signaling. Acupuncture, by virtue of the channels, begins to send signals to wake up those nerves and stimulate the portion of the brain that controls them, the same portion that was disabled by the stroke.

Dr. Yan Zhang Acupuncture by Yan P.C. Garden City, NY, 11530 Dr. Yan Zhang Acupuncture by Yan P.C. Garden City, NY, 11530

  • Acupuncture helps speed stroke recovery by making the nerve pathways regenerate quicker by sending strong signals along the pathway. Acupuncture helps circulation of blood, too, bringing healing nutrients, oxygen and fluids to the affected area.
  • Acupuncture also stimulate the muscle and tendon which can avoid the atrophy of them
  • Herbal medicine also plays an important part in help the stroke revovery. It can circulate the blood flow, strengthen the muscle and tendon.
  • Cupping, massage and Bleeding method is also assistant to the acupuncture