Acupuncture therapy has been used to treat several disorders in Asian countries and its use is increasing in Western countries as well. Current literature assessed the safety and efficacy of acupuncture in the acute management and rehabilitation of patients with neurologic disorders. In this paper, the role of acupuncture in the treatment of acute severe acquired brain injuries is described, acting on neuroinflammation, intracranial oedema, oxidative stress, and neuronal regeneration. Moreover, beneficial effects of acupuncture on subacute phase and chronic outcomes have been reported in controlling the imbalance of IGF-1 hormone and in decreasing spasticity, pain, and the incidence of neurovegetative crisis. Moreover, acupuncture may have a positive action on the arousal recovery. Further work is needed to understand the effects of specific acupoints on the brain. Allegedly concurrent neurophysiological measurements (e.g., EEG) may help in studying acupuncture-related changes in central nervous system activity and determining its potential as an add-on rehabilitative treatment for patients with consciousness disorders. © 2018 Loredana Cavalli et al.

Cavalli, L., Briscese, L., Cavalli, T., Andre, P., & Carboncini, M.C. (2018). Role of acupuncture in the management of severe acquired brain injuries (sABIs). EVIDENCE-BASED COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, 2018, 1-10 [10.1155/2018/8107508].

Role of acupuncture in the management of severe acquired brain injuries (sABIs)

Andre P.;
2018

Abstract

Acupuncture therapy has been used to treat several disorders in Asian countries and its use is increasing in Western countries as well. Current literature assessed the safety and efficacy of acupuncture in the acute management and rehabilitation of patients with neurologic disorders. In this paper, the role of acupuncture in the treatment of acute severe acquired brain injuries is described, acting on neuroinflammation, intracranial oedema, oxidative stress, and neuronal regeneration. Moreover, beneficial effects of acupuncture on subacute phase and chronic outcomes have been reported in controlling the imbalance of IGF-1 hormone and in decreasing spasticity, pain, and the incidence of neurovegetative crisis. Moreover, acupuncture may have a positive action on the arousal recovery. Further work is needed to understand the effects of specific acupoints on the brain. Allegedly concurrent neurophysiological measurements (e.g., EEG) may help in studying acupuncture-related changes in central nervous system activity and determining its potential as an add-on rehabilitative treatment for patients with consciousness disorders. © 2018 Loredana Cavalli et al.
Cavalli, L., Briscese, L., Cavalli, T., Andre, P., & Carboncini, M.C. (2018). Role of acupuncture in the management of severe acquired brain injuries (sABIs). EVIDENCE-BASED COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, 2018, 1-10 [10.1155/2018/8107508].
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