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Article Number - 6B2744255670


Vol.7(6), pp. 40-47 , October 2015
DOI: 10.5897/JNBH2015.0133
ISSN: 2141-2286



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The role of electroacupuncture in stroke treatment: A systematic review of the literature



Panagiotis Zogopoulos*
  • Panagiotis Zogopoulos*
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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Georgios Vretakos
  • Georgios Vretakos
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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Dimitrios Rologis
  • Dimitrios Rologis
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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 Received: 05 August 2015  Accepted: 05 October 2015  Published: 31 October 2015

Copyright © 2015 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
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Stroke is a major cause of serious neurological disability, and the second leading cause of death worldwide with more than 6 million deaths each year. Although pharmaceutical treatment of stroke has advanced over the last decades, clinical treatment or prevention of motor impairment (which is the most frequent complication) is still inadequate. Therefore, it is imperative to develop new techniques and strategies aimed at reducing this complication. Acupuncture has been widely used for treating stroke in China for a long time and stroke is one of the most common diseases for which acupuncture treatment is recommended, according to the World Health Organization. The study presents the available experimental and clinical data to date regarding the role of electroacupuncture (a combination of traditional acupuncture and electrical stimulation) in the treatment of stroke.

 

Key words: Acupuncture, electroacupuncture, stroke, rehabilitation, motor recovery, ischemia.

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APA Zogopoulos*, P., Vretakos, G., & Rologis, D. (2015). The role of electroacupuncture in stroke treatment: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, 7(6), 40-47.
Chicago Panagiotis Zogopoulos, Georgios Vretakos and Dimitrios Rologis. "The role of electroacupuncture in stroke treatment: A systematic review of the literature." Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health 7, no. 6 (2015): 40-47.
MLA Panagiotis Zogopoulos, Georgios Vretakos and Dimitrios Rologis. "The role of electroacupuncture in stroke treatment: A systematic review of the literature." Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health 7.6 (2015): 40-47.
   
DOI 10.5897/JNBH2015.0133
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