Although research ha. Although some research and case reports have demonstrated some positive results in some patients, there have not been any large definitive study that has been attempted to answer this question. Unlike in the US, in China often include acupuncture is included as part of the early treatment along with other disciplines and interventions.
Sometimes helps. Early intervention is the most important consideration. Acupuncture results are very dependent on the performing practitioner. I would not use acupuncture alone in a stroke patient - include oxygen therapy, electromedical stimulation, and address the underlying cause. In our practice, near resolution of minor strokes is the rule and not the exception. Massive strokes are much more difficult.