Acupuncture intervention in ischemic stroke: a randomized controlled prospective study.

@article{Shen2012AcupunctureII,
  title={Acupuncture intervention in ischemic stroke: a randomized controlled prospective study.},
  author={Peng-fei Shen and Li Kong and Li-Wei Ni and Hai-long Guo and Sha Yang and Lili Zhang and Zhi-long Zhang and Jia-Kui Guo and Jie Xiong and Zhong Zhen and Xue-min Shi},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={685-93}
}
Stroke is one of the most common causes of death and few pharmacological therapies show benefits in ischemic stroke. In this study, 290 patients aged 40-75 years old with first onset of acute ischemic stroke (more than 24 hours but within 14 days) were treated with standard treatments, and then were randomly allocated into an intervention group (treated with resuscitating acupuncture) and a control group (treated using sham-acupoints). Primary outcome measures included Barthel Index (BI… CONTINUE READING