Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Stroke (CVA)
What Is Stroke (CVA)?
Stroke (CVA) - Basics
Stroke occurs when the flow of blood to a section of the brain is suddenly cut off or when a blood vessel ruptures, spilling blood into or around the brain. When this happens, brain cells begin to die, causing numbness or tingling on one side of the body, sudden confusion, difficulty speaking or seeing out of both or one eyes, dizziness, headache, and other symptoms.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Stroke.
What Patterns Are Related To Stroke (CVA)?
Stroke (CVA) - Diagnostic Patterns
The Chinese Medicine treatment of stroke (cva) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of stroke (cva):Blood StagnationKidney Yin DeficiencyLiver WindLiver Yin Deficiency
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Which Acupuncture Point Protocols May Be Applied For Stroke (CVA)?
Stroke (CVA) - Acupuncture Protocols
The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.
The following acupuncture treatment protocols may be used with stroke (cva):
Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Stroke (CVA)?
Stroke (CVA) - Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols
Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for stroke (cva) that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.
The following Tam healing and tong ren therapy protocols may be used with stroke (cva):
13 Points Are Empirically Important For Stroke (CVA)
The Following (6)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Stroke (CVA)
An Gong Niu Huang Wan (Calm The Palace Pill With Cattle Gallstone)
- Resuscitates, clears heat, calms shen, and expels phelgm - coma arising from stroke, convulsions, loss of consciousness.
- Do not take this formula when pregnant.
Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan (Tonify Yang To Restore Five Tenths Decoction)
- Post-stroke recovery when stasis is from qi and yang deficiency - post-stroke symptoms, paralysis, atrophy of the limbs, drooling, slurred speech, etc.
- Other potential uses with the correct underlying diagnosis in any blood stasis patients - MS, raynauds, ALS, etc.
- Avoid in pregnancy. See staff clinician notes for more details on proper usage.
Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan (Astragalus and Cinnamon Twig Five Herb Decoction)
- Common with blood deficient patterns for dispersing interior cold, xue bi, (blood painful obstruction), generally manifesting as numbness of the extremities. With the appropriate underlying patterns - shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain.
- Diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, polyneuropathy, conditions such as raynaud's with the right underlying factors, frostbite.
- Facial paralysis, post-stroke recovery.
- Restless leg syndrome.
- Certain cardiovascular issues, heart disease.
Juan Bi Wan (Remove Painful Obstruction Decoction)
- Wind-cold-damp bi syndromes in qi deficient patients - joint pain possibly with heaviness of the limbs that generally improves with movement. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis. With wind-cold-damp patterns other inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia.
- Atrophy from qi and blood stagnation - stroke recovery.
Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan (Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction)
- Blood stagnation particularly in the head - migraines and/or headaches with other sensory factors - auras, sound sensitivity, etc.
- Dizziness, tinnitus, hair loss - with underlying blood stagnation signs.
- Stroke, seizure disorder, post concussion headaches.
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Avoid during pregnancy.
- Avoid with heavy menstrual bleeding.
- Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
- Generally not for long term use.
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