Acupuncture to treat stroke

My elder brother who has been down with stroke for some time has been asked to try acupuncture for his right sided paralysis. I want to know of this is proper.

Kofi (by SMS)


Yes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture is a good alternative and complementary strategy for stroke treatment and for improving stroke. In addition, there is some research-based evidence that doing acupuncture on the scalp may help a person who’s been paralyzed from a stroke recover some motor function. Another study suggests acupuncture may help people with one-sided paralysis following a stroke.


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