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Observation on therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with medicine on mild cognition disorders in patients with post-stroke


Li, Wei, Cheng, Yan-Hong, Yu, Xiao-Gang


Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Volume: 32, No.: 1, Pages.: 3-7

Year of Publication



Objective: To explore the curative effect and safety of acupuncture for mild cognitive disorders after stroke.; Methods: Randomized controlled trial was adopted and one hundred cases conforming to criteria were divided into a combined acupuncture and medication group (group A) and a medication group (group B), 50 cases in each group. The basic treatment of cerebrovascular disease was applied in two groups. The group A treated was with acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Shenting (GV 24) and Qucha (BL 4) etc. and oral administration of Nimodipine. In group B, Nimodipine was taken orally. The treatment lasted for 3 months, the scores of Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), modified Hasegawa Dementia Scale (HDS-R) and Barthel Index (BI) were observed before and after treatment in two groups.; Results: The total effective rate in group A was 66.7% (32/48), which was superior to 30.4% (14/46) in group B (P < 0.05). The scores of MMSE, HDS-R and BI after treatment were apparently improved as compared with those before treatment in two groups (all P < 0.01). The improvements in group A were superior to those in group B (all P < 0.05). There was no adverse event reported during the treatment in two groups.; Conclusion: Acupuncture can improve activity of daily living and has significant effect in treating mild cognition disorders after stroke without adverse reactions.;


acupuncture therapy, aged, cognition, cognition disorders, complications, etiology, female, humans, male, middle aged, psychology, stroke, therapy, treatment outcome

Countries of Study


Types of Study

Randomised Controlled Trial

Type of Outcomes

ADLs/IADLs, Cognition

Type of Interventions

Risk Factor Modification

Risk Factor Modifications

At risk population