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Stroke Patients Can Find Traditional Chinese Medicine Very Helpful In Their Recovery

Physicians and patients alike have turned to Eastern healing modalities in search for a cure to the damage caused by stroke. Multi-millennial treatments such as TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) and Ayurveda have become highly sought after alternatives for stroke rehabilitation as medical studies have proven them to produce much superior results than Western medical treatments.

Actually already quite popular among stroke patients, TCM comes in the form of thousands of years old treatments like Tong Ren therapy, acupuncture, and herbal medicine.

Tong Ren Therapy

The Tong Ren Therapy is employed by Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners as a way to heal patients using healing energy methods. This therapy is founded on the Chinese principle that each person possesses energy that can be used for healing and can be accessed through different points on the body.

Tong Ren therapy, though not as popular as acupuncture, is similar to acupuncture but without the need for needles. This treatment has led to the healing of multitudes of people with issues in the nervous systems, hormones, and blood circulation.


As worrisome as it may sound, acupuncture, is surprisingly a relatively painless procedure that involves the sticking of hair thin needles into selected points on the body to stimulate certain physiological processes and bring about healing. Besides Chinese traditional acupuncture, there are other types of acupuncture: they are ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture, Korean Hand Acupuncture and Japanese Style Acupuncture.

Acupuncture is designed to spur and/or accelerate nerve regeneration and reroute the signal pathways of surviving nerve cells pass stroke-damaged parts of the brain regardless of type used. It is able to widen the blood cells, reduce blood viscosity, and stop the blood cells from aggregating. A lot of Stroke victims have already benefited from acupuncture in Linwood as they experienced an improvement of their emotions, mobility, balance, and gait, as well as a lowering of their hypertension, and relief of dizziness and headaches.

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal formulas combine multiple herbs and then are taken or applied to help a person recover from stroke. Certain Chinese herbs are able to enhance blood flow that in turn, revitalizes internal organ systems resulting in the restoration of brain functioning that have been damaged by the stroke. Studies have shown that when Chinese herbs are regularly taken, it can treat stroke patients suffering from impaired language and memory, disorientation, hemiplegia, and aphasia.

Ginseng is a very special Chinese herb that has been prescribed by practitioners to tonify and restore the blood besides helping boostcirculation especially the flow of blood in the brain. It also has been known to reduce the concentration of plasma cholesterol in the bloodstream, in certain clinical studies.

Technologyhas now made Traditional Chinese Medicine more convenient and accessible to stroke victims. One such example is Neuroaid,a post-stroke therapy whose way of treating post stroke problems has been has been copied out of the pages of TCM. Neurologists worldwide now prescribeNeuroaid to aid in the recovery of the functional skills of stroke victims. Well-respected scientific journals have published several articles that suggestsNeuroaid’s effectiveness in bringing back neurological functions such as vision, speech, and motor skills caused by stroke. It’s Interesting to note that the outcomes of further scientific studies printed on February 2010 suggests that Neuroaid is not only efficient and safe for stroke rehab, if taken as a preventive measure, it has also been found to help lessen the magnitude of the stroke.

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