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Journal of Neurorestoratology  2021, Vol. 9 Issue (1): 60-71    doi: 10.26599/JNR.2021.9040001
Review Article     
Acupuncture treatment for spasticity after brain injury
Rong Xie1,Yifei Wang2,Jianghong He3,(✉)(),Yi Yang3,(✉)()
1Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu, China
2China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
3Beijing Tiantan Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing 100070, China
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Abstract  

Spasticity after brain injury is a neurological sequela caused by damage to upper motor neurons. The primary symptoms are involuntary muscle activity, decreased muscle strength, and joint contracture. Acupuncture as a therapeutic method to regulate central nervous system function has been studied widely in recent years. Many clinical experiments have proved that acupuncture has positive effects on spasticity after brain injury. In this review, we discuss recent research of acupuncture treatment and the need for large randomized controlled trials.



Key wordsacupuncture treatment      spasticity      brain injury      brain network     
Received: 26 October 2020      Published: 17 June 2021
Corresponding Authors: Jianghong He,Yi Yang     E-mail: he_jianghong@sina.cn;yangyi_81nk@163.com
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Rong Xie,Yifei Wang,Jianghong He,Yi Yang. Acupuncture treatment for spasticity after brain injury. Journal of Neurorestoratology, 2021, 9: 60-71.

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http://jnr.tsinghuajournals.com/10.26599/JNR.2021.9040001     OR     http://jnr.tsinghuajournals.com/Y2021/V9/I1/60

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