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Acupuncture Stroke Therapy

 Stroke Can Happen To Anyone At Any Time!!

Contact Aliza Zisman, L.Ac.
To Treat With Immediate Acupuncture Therapy For A Faster Recovery!!

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 Aliza Zisman L.Ac


Aliza Zisman, L.Ac. of East West San Diego has extensive experience treating patients with Acupuncture for stroke-caused conditions as paralysis, speech and swallowing problems, and depression which is commonly used in China and Japan. Aliza Zisman, a 25 year licensed acupuncturist with a personal family experience, will likely start therapy as soon as possible after a non bleeding stroke. Stokes due to bleeding in the brain which are 10 to 20% of strokes (instead of the usual blood vessel block or clot)is recommend a delay of 2 weeks before acupuncture therapy. Studies show that a wait is necessary due to acupuncture opens blood vessels for better flow and decreases clotting and inflammation. These effects are desired as early as possible when arteries are blocked, but after a stroke caused by bleeding has occurred, it is safer to wait until the bleeding blood vessel has clotted and is unlikely to bleed further before providing the acupuncture.

For best immediate results acupuncture therapy is recommended and essential when done on a daily basis initially, as it’s done in China. After a week or so, the daily acupuncture can be changed to 3 times a week for optimal and best recovery. Several different approaches have been used to treat stroke, demonstrating that acupuncture for this disorder remains a healthcare art:” Traditional Chinese Yang meridian point therapy, Chinese scalp acupuncture, Dr. Yamamoto’s YNSA Japanese scalp therapy, Korean Koryo Chim hand acupuncture, supplemental ear (auricular) acupuncture, and Xingnao KaiQiao (a newer therapy by Professor Shi Xuemin) are each advocated by a number of treatment centers in Oriental countries. One need not know in depth the approach of each, but it is important to know that more than one approach is available and used.

Does acupuncture really work to help stroke victims improve?

Many studies involving thousands of patients have been published in China and Japan, and 2 of 3 studies from Scandinavia, demonstrated significant help. These studies indicate that patients get well faster, perform better in self-care, require less nursing and rehabilitation therapy, and use less healthcare dollars.

Acupuncture is a safe therapy, and my experience has taught that this is especially true when helping stroke victims. Even discomfort is generally minimal. If one compares the possible positive help to be obtained with the risks associated with acupuncture, my contention is that acupuncture is worthy to attempt for stroke therapy. Studies are needed in the United States to prove this to medical skeptics. It will be important for such studies to involve skilled acupuncturists with experience in stroke therapy.

Adding acupuncture to rehabilitation therapy obviously increases the cost; daily-to-3 times-weekly treatment is needed for 2-4 weeks or longer. Concern for added cost would perhaps disappear if the end result demonstrates more self-care and less dependence on family and health providers”.

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