Acupuncture and Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation in Stroke Rehabilitation


Phase N/A Results

Summary of Purpose

To test the hypothesis that sensory stimulation by acupuncture and/or high-intensity low-frequency TENS improves motor function and/or activities of daily living (ADL) after stroke.

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 24 July 2001.

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Trial Basics



  • Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Fredrik and Rosa von Malmborgs Foundation for Brain Research, and Stockholm County Council, Department of Research, Development and Education, for the participation of St Göran and Danderyd Hospitals.

Trial Design

Stratified, randomized, controlled trial of 150 patients at 7 Swedish centers. Stratification was by center.


  • Prof Kjell Asplund, Department of Medicine, University Hospital, SE-901 85 Umea, Sweden.