Acupuncture can help people with post-stroke symptoms. Symptoms that have shown improvement with acupuncture are pain, muscle weakness, paralysis and more.
Post Stroke Symptoms Definition:A stroke is often referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) where there is loss of brain function due to diminished blood flow to an area of the brain.
Post Stroke Symptoms Causes:
Causes of stroke can vary depending on the person and region of the body affected.
Post Stroke Symptoms Symptoms:
Symptoms can vary depending on what region of the body is affected and how severe the stroke was classified as.
In general, symptoms include pain, muscle weakness, paralysis, sleep disturbances, and increasing range of motion in affected muscles.
Post Stroke Symptoms Treatments:
How can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture can help people with post-stroke symptoms. Symptoms that have shown improvement with acupuncture are pain, muscle weakness, paralysis, sleep disturbances, and increasing range of motion in affected muscles. Results and treatment plan will depend on severity and location of stroke. Best results are seen with more frequent treatments but depend on individual basis.
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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.