A Randomized Controlled Study of the Effectiveness of Scalp Electroacupuncture in Improving Upper Limb Motor Function in Convalescent Phase of Ischemic Stroke.

Not yet recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- 2 weeks to 6 months after Ischemic Stroke Experiencing motor difficulties in using the paretic arm, with a FMA-UE score in the range of 20 to 40 out of 66 Signing of the informed consent form indicating that the subject has understood the aim of the study as well as the procedures involved and that he/she accepts to participate and to comply with the demands and restrictions inherent to the study.

Exclusion Criteria

- Any medical condition compromising the safety or the ability to take part to The study (such as insufficient vision or hearing, inability to participate to therapy session, inability to communicate, upper limb condition not linked to stroke, uncontrolled blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, co-morbidity) Recurrent and moderate to high upper limb pain limiting delivery of rehabilitation doseHistory of more than one epileptic seizures since stroke onset or uncontrolled epileptic seizure Mild to severe cognitive impairment (Mini mental state exam (MMSE) score <24/30) Depression (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale >8/21) Moderate to severe hemispatial neglect compromising the ability to take part to the study, as determined by the Bells tests (>6 errors) Brain stem stroke Had been diagnosed with hemorrhagic stroke. Had contraindications to electroacupuncture and MRI.