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Neurological Conditions

Treatment for post-stroke recovery

Effective and timely intervention is essential for recovery from stroke.  Acupuncture can play a pivotal role in the rehabilitation from stroke alongside physical therapy and can improve various aspects of a patient’s life. 

Acupuncture can help with symptoms such as:

  • hemiplegic
  • muscle spasticity
  • aphasia
  • dysphasia or difficulties swallowing
  • sudden confusion (dementia)
  • mental processes impairment
  • depression
  • urine incontinence and retention.

The acupuncture treatment of stroke was first recorded in first medical annals, “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine”, written over 2,000 years ago.

In Chinese hospitals, they have specialist stroke recovery wards and usually start acupuncture for stroke within three days of the stroke.  There have been many studies from around the world that clearly demonstrated significant improvement with acupuncture and that patient’s get better faster and require less nursing and other rehabilitation therapy.

Acupuncture is not a replacement for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, or any other healing modality. Rather, it works as an important supplement to these other methods of healing and if treatment is well coordinated between practitioners the best result can be obtained for each individual.

Treatment for headaches and migraines

At some point in life almost every person will experience a headache.  For some they become chronic and can be incredibly debilitating. Painkillers are the most common solution for headaches and have been linked to causing more headaches. 

Acupuncture is a proven therapy in treating numerous types of headaches, and is also used to effective in the prevention of recurrent headaches.  The U.K’s National Institute For Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture for headaches.

Regardless of the ‘type’ of headache the aim of acupuncture is to normalise the flow of blood and qi in the head.  The emphasis with acupuncture is on ensuring the free flow of energy and blood in the body, and therefore releasing physical and emotional blockages that cause pain.

Before treatment at Bay Acupuncture we take a full case history and together decide on a treatment plan that may consist of acupuncture, cupping or gua sha and lifestyle and dietary advice. 

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