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Effects of accupuncture in the treatment of stroke patients.

15 Aug

A one year follow-up study on the effects of accupuncture in the treatment of stroke patients in the subacute stage: a randomized, controlled study.

Similarly, in a Norwegian study, Kjendahl, Sallstrom, Osten and Stanghelle studied the effects of acupuncture on both short term and long term improvement among 45 stroke patients. Acupuncture, administered for 6 weeks, 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes, was found to significantly improve functioning in the treatment group, as opposed to the control group, during the 6 weeks of treatment and during the entire following year.

Citation: Kjendahl A, Sallstrom S, Osten PE, Stanghelle JK, Borchgcevink CF. A one year follow-up study on the effects of accupuncture in the treatment of stroke patients in the subacute stage: a randomized, controlled study. Clinical Rehabilitation. 1997 Aug ; 11(3): 192-200).

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