When ancient eastern medicine meets modern science – electroacupuncture can help in the chronic phase after stroke

In China, many believe an energy flow in the body known as Chi determines health. This energy flow connects points throughout the body to maintain balance.  When part of the flow is blocked, then the passage needs to be reopened to restore this balance.  How can this be done?  Many believe through acupuncture. Hitting certain…

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Get the most out of your treadmill training after a stroke – try long periods of low-intensity training

Treadmill exercise is one of the most effective ways to regain motor function after a stroke. Since training on a treadmill rewires damaged neural connections in the brain, it can help restore walking ability. In addition, this exercise reduces high blood pressure and plaque buildup in the arteries, thus improves blood flow to the brain.…

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The latest innovation in stroke rehabilitation: a motorized walker

Strokemark strives to continually inform you of the most recent medical innovations. This includes the next-generation of devices that may make it easier for you to perform your everyday activities. Innovation in medicine often arrives in unexpected ways, including the revitalization of techniques already in use for decades. As you probably know, countless stroke patients…

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