Acupuncture for stroke recovery and rehabilitation
Acupuncture has been found to assist with stroke rehabilitation, post-stroke insomnia, shoulder, arm and leg pain, and spasticity.
Acupuncture is often recommended as a complementary therapy alongside nursing care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
After stroke some people experience muscle stiffness, involuntary contractions, an inability to raise their arms, hot or cold sensations, difficulty breathing, swallowing and speaking, and difficulty in performing day-to-day tasks.
To achieve the best results, the optimum time to have acupuncture is as soon as possible after a stroke, and definitely within the first 3-6 months after having a stroke.
A consultation will involve a complete examination to determine the best approach to treatment. Stroke rehabilitation therapy may involve acupuncture, electro acupuncture stimulation, massage, cupping and Chinese herbal medicine.
The stroke recovery process varies from person to person. All people are individuals and a different approach is required for assisting every individual in their recovery.
Stroke rehabilitation acupuncture on Sydney's Lower North Shore
Experienced acupuncturist, Victor Fenech, offers stroke rehabilitation acupuncture at Well Balanced Healthcare in Mosman on Sydney's Lower North Shore. Contact Victor to discuss whether acupuncture may be suitable for you or book a consultation online today.
Victor usually recommends weekly acupuncture sessions for post-stroke treatment.