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Electroacupuncture may help motor recovery in chronic stroke survivors: A pilot study
Wen Liu, PhD, et al.
This study aimed to determine whether acupuncture treatment may help improve motor function in stroke survivors. A total of 10 chronic stroke patients with moderate to severe wrist muscle spasticity participated in this study. They went through a combined treatment of electro-acupuncture and muscle strength training and a strength training program only. After the combined treatment, the muscle spasticity level, active wrist range of motion, and motor functional score of the arm/hand changed significantly. This result was not found for the strength training alone. Electroacupuncture may help motor recovery in chronic stroke survivors.
Volume 45 Number 4, 2008
Pages 587 — 596
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