Traditional Chinese Medicine Used by Stroke Patients

Traditional Chinese Medicine Used by Stroke Patients

Patients and doctors alike have resorted to eastern methodologies in search for a cure to the damage caused by stroke. Ancient techniques such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have become popular alternatives for stroke rehabilitation as results have shown more effective than the western approach.

Traditional Chinese Medicine, which already is popular among stroke patients, comes in the form of herbal medication and century-old therapeutic techniques like Acupuncture and Tong Ren Therapy.

Acupuncture, as scary as this may sound, is a painless procedure of inserting and manipulating threadlike needles into specific points on the body for stimulation and treatment. There are other types of acupuncture besides the Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. These are the Japanese Style Acupuncture, Korean Hand Acupuncture, and Auricular Acupuncture.

in spite of of kind used, acupuncture can ease nerve regeneration and redirect surviving nerve cells pass stroke-damaged parts of the brain. Acupuncture also dilates blood cells, decreases blood viscosity, and prevents the aggregation of blood cells. Stroke patients have experienced relief from headaches, dizziness and hypertension besides improvement in walking, balance, mobility, and emotions.

Traditional Chinese Medicine also implores the Tong Ren Therapy, which is an energy healing technique.

Tong Ren Therapy is based on the Chinese belief that every person has energy that can be accessed by different points of the body and used for healing.

Though infamous compared to Acupuncture, Tong Ren Therapy is like acupuncture minus the needles that have healed numerous patients with problems in blood flow, hormones, and nervous systems.

Herbal medication, however, involves the consumption of a specific herb or a combination of herbs specifically formulated for stroke recovery. Chinese herbs are known to help enhance blood circulation that reinvigorate internal systems and, in turn, restores the functioning of the brain affected by the stroke. Experience has shown that regular intake of Chinese herbs has treated stroke patients with aphasia, hemiplegia, disorientation, and impaired memory and language.

In particular, the Chinese herb Ginseng is prescribed to restore and tone the blood besides boosting body energy. Gingko Biloba, however, is thought to enhance blood circulation especially blood flow in the brain, though, together with its other claimed similarities such as lowering plasma cholesterol concentration, there are much argue about its efficacy

Nowadays, technology has made Traditional Chinese Medicine more easy to reach and functional for stroke patients. One bright example is Neuroaid. Taking its origins in the TCM, this post-stroke treatment gives way to hope as it proved to be efficient in post stroke recovery. Neuroaid is now being prescribed by neurologists all around the world and has been proven to help stroke patients retrieve their functional skills. A large number of published article in reputable scientific journal points towards its character in restoring neurological roles such as motor skills, speech and vision. Interesting enough, the results of further scientific studies published early this February 2010 point out that Neuroaid is not only safe and efficient for stroke rehabilitation but could also be effective in reducing the severity of stroke if taken as a preventive measure.

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