Acupuncture In Stroke Patients?
My husband was 37 years old, he had a hemorrhagic stroke less than 1.5 years ago, the condition improved quite well, only the hands were able to move his fingers too, physiotherapy had been done just because he could reduce visits from twice a week to once a week, so I look for other alternatives with acupuncture, 1X, 2X acupuncture, no complaints to 3X, so the legs are a bit limp and finally use a stick again, 4X hands that can not be moved so weak again and can’t be lifted and say even the catch power less even though before normal acupuncture is normal, is there any side effects that can actually worsen my husband’s condition? The proof is 4X acupuncture instead of getting better instead of getting worse ?? what should I do? I tried phone, the acupuncture doctor said that acupuncture had no effect on it, please answer it, thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Acupuncture is a therapy that works by using needles that are pierced at certain points that are spread throughout the body. This method is based on China's belief in the existence of an energy flow called Qi and if this Qi is blocked, disease will emerge.
Although it originated from hundreds of years ago, compared to other traditional treatments, such as herbs and other methods, acupuncture is now a method that has been medically recognized through research, and even there is a scientific field and specialization. Among the benefits of acupuncture methods that have been recorded so far are overcoming obesity or overweight, arthritis, lower back pain, aging, and supportive treatment after stroke. So that treatment with acupuncture techniques by doctors is a legitimate step and does not re-enter the realm of alternative medicine.
As for the condition that worsens in your husband, keep in mind that this acupuncture technique is only supportive treatment or additional nature and only helps. It is not impossible that there is new damage after a stroke experienced by your husband, so the impression of acupuncture has a bad impact, even though there are indeed new abnormalities. To address this, our advice is that you should bring your husband back to the neurologist who cared for him for a direct examination and determined what conditions are causing his complaints now. Handling will be determined in accordance with the results of the inspection.
While waiting for an examination with a neurologist, if there is still an acupuncture session, continue to live the session, and accompany a healthy lifestyle with adequate and regular sleep, avoid cigarette smoke and pollution, stay away from stress, and try to practice independently little by little at home. So, hopefully answering your question.