and Complementary Medicine for Stroke
Traditional Chinese Medicine for Stroke
Practitioners of Chinese medicine attribute stroke to a chronic weakness of qi that eventually blocks the flow of Blood through the brain. Chinese medicine has equated stroke and heart attack for centuries. Western medicine has come to this view only recently.
To treat stroke, TCM practitioners prescribe herbs that open the blood vessels and promote the flow of Blood. These include hawthorn, frankincense, myrrh, santalum wood, aristolochia root, and borneol crystals. They also recommend acupuncture or acupressure as well as exercise such as Tai Chi and Qigong.
Medicine Formulae for Stroke
Ren Shen Zai Zao Wan (Ginseng Restorative Pills)
This Chinese formula tonifies blood, yin, and energy, stimulates blood circulation, and dispels stagnation. It is used primarily for symptoms related to stroke, including speech impediments, contractive or flaccid muscle tone in extremities, numbness and tingling in limbs, and facial paralysis. This remedy should be administered immediately after stroke occurs.
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An Shen Pu Shin Wan (Pacify Spirit and Tonify Heart Pills)
This popular formula, although not a primary stroke remedy, nevertheless is very useful in preventing stroke. It calms the spirit, tonifies the heart, clears obstructions from blood vessels, and harmonizes energy connection between heart Fire and kidney Water. It is often prescribed as a remedy for insomnia caused by deficient kidney and/ or heart energy, as well as related symptoms of dizziness, restlessness, excessive dreaming, and heart palpitations. It helps remove plaque deposits from arteries, thus preventing their hardening and thus the resultant heart diseases and stroke. This formula is known for its soothing, tranquillizing effects.
Dan Shen Tablets (Salvia Root Tablets)
This formula relieves pain in the heart due to blood stagnation and stimulates circulation in the coronary blood vessels. It is an effective remedy for angina pectoris, heart palpitations, pain running down left arm, and chest pains. Also reduces blood cholesterol and lipids and hence reduces the risk for stroke.
Medicine for Stroke
Acupressure for Stroke
remedies are not meant to be used as a treatment for stroke. If you suspect a
stroke, seek emergency medical treatment immediately. Time is of
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