Thoughts of Zhuang Li-Xing’s Mind-Regulating Acupuncture Therapy for Treatment of Post-Stroke Depression
International Journal of Chinese Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages: 48-51
Received: May 22, 2019;
Accepted: Jun. 24, 2019;
Published: Sep. 9, 2019
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Jun He, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
PSD affected the rehabilitation of limb function in stroke patients seriously and it is necessary to adopt effective approaches to treat PSD in clinic to enhance life quality of patients with stroke. The theories and practices for the treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD) with mind-regulating acupuncture therapy by Professor Zhuang Lixing were summarized. Professor Zhuang who has been a doctor for more than 30 years and now is a highly ranked and famous Chinese medicine practitioner, and Dr. Zhuang is an expert in treating PSD by using the mind-regulating acupuncture therapy and this therapy has the exact curative effectiveness. The pathogenesis of PSD is due to the disorder of qi flowing and internal retention of phlegm as well as the blood stasis caused by stroke, which result in the deficiency of nutrition and the failed shelter of spirit in brain. For improving the overall mental function of the patients with PSD, Professor Zhuang accurately locates the “spirit” and stimulates the optimal acupuncture points of Sishenzhen, Zhisanzhen, Yintang (EX-HN3), Shenmen (HT7), and Sanyinjiao (SP6) by electroacupuncture and points modification to induce qi from the spirit and relieve the depression by activating qi flow. Clinical practice of Professor Zhuang provides evidence for the treatment of PSD with acupuncture therapy.
Thoughts of Zhuang Li-Xing’s Mind-Regulating Acupuncture Therapy for Treatment of Post-Stroke Depression, International Journal of Chinese Medicine.
Vol. 3, No. 3,
2019, pp. 48-51.
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