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Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2007 Aug;32(4):285-8.

[Progress of studies on the mechanism of acupuncture treatment of acute ischemic cerebral stroke].

[Article in Chinese]

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Weihai Wendeng Central Hospital Affiliated to Weifang Medical College, Weihai 264400, China.


In the present paper, the authors review the current development of studies on mechanisms of acupuncture treatment of acute ischemic cerebral apoplexy from (1) blood rheology, (2) cerebral microcirculation, 3) metabolism of cerebral tissue, (4) cerebral electrical activity, (5) free radicals and lipid peroxidation reaction, (6) excitatory aminoacid, (7) calcium overload, (8) nitrogen monoxidum, and (9) cerebral apoptosis. Cerebral stroke includes ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic cerebral stroke accounted for about 60%-70% of all the stroke cases. At present, the main remedies for treating acute ischemic cerebral stroke includes thrombolysis, anti-platelet aggregation, improving microcirculation and symptomatic therapy. In stroke, highlighting the efficacy of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of stroke.

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