Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture on post- cerebral infarction aphasia. Methods: The clinical study was based on the comparison of results pre and post-treatment. 83 Patients, diagnosed with acute cerebral infarction with motor aphasia, were enrolled. They had 6 treatments per week with a day rest, 4 weeks treatment course. They had language abilities assessment according to the Chinese Aphasia Assessment Method by Gao Su Rong of Beijing Medical University. The Barthel Score was used to assess the ability to carry out daily activities. The degree of loss in neurological function was assessed using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). The results were considered statistically significant at P < 0.05. Results: Acupuncture increases the language ability of the patients suffering from post- cerebral infarction aphasia, the total efficacy was 87.95%. It also increases the patients' ability to carry out daily activities, and significantly improve the neurological functions of the patients. Conclusion: Acupuncture significantly increases the language ability, communication ability in daily living, lowering the degree of aphasia and improving the neurological functions of patients. Acupuncture should be used widely in the clinical setting.
Suwanna Hadsamad, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Tawat Buranatawonsom, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Orawan Sinpaiboonlert, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Shen Pengfei, Tianjin Traditional Chinese Medicine University, China
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