Stroke is caused by either liver, kidney or Yin deficiency, Yang rising or wind-phlegm creating obstruction in the channels.


Chinese Medicine, particularly acupuncture, has a long history of treating stroke and post stroke paralysis.

Basically, acupuncture treatment aims to nourish the kidney and liver energy, to remove ‘Qi’ and blood stagnation and to stimulate the nerve cell regeneration. Please note that patients suffering from stroke generally need a long-time treatment to recover from paralysis.

See what the British Acupuncture Council says about treating a stroke with acupuncture.