Acupuncture Found Effective For Traumatic Brain Injury Researchers conclude that acupuncture increases the total effective rate of mannitol and oxiracetam for the relief of limb paralysis due to traumatic brain injury. Researchers from South Medical University combined acupuncture with drug therapy. Patients receiving both drug injections and acupuncture in a combined treatment protocol had superior patient outcomes compared with patients receiving only drug injections. The researchers conclude that the addition of acupuncture to the standard drug treatment regimen improves limb motor function and daily life activity capabilities. And acupuncture decreases volume of focal brain lesions and inflammatory mediators in the blood. The therapeutic effect of acupuncture plus medications was superior to that of medication monoterapy in increasing FMA and BI scores on day 28 and 60.
10 OCTOBER 2019 HealthChi