Liu et al​(LIU and SHI 2013)​ reported that scalp acupuncture and body acupuncture in combination with rehabilitation exercise could improve the movement, sensation, and hemorheology of extremities of patients with hemiplegia and shoulder pain after stroke.

Body Points Used: BL 20, BL 21,ST 36, ST 40, SP 10, and accompanying points according to the symptoms were selected;
Scalp Acupuncture: GV20), Sìsháncōng ( EX-HN 1), motor area, vascular dilation, and constriction area were selected.
The treatment was given once a day, four weeks were one course, and four courses were given in all.

  1. LIU, Sheng, and Zhi-yong SHI. 2013. “Observation on the Therapeutic Effect of Scalp Acupuncture and Body Acupuncture in Combination with Rehabilitation Exercise for Hemiplegia and Shoulder Pain after Stroke.” World Journal of Acupuncture – Moxibustion, January, 21–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1003-5257(13)60005-7.
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