Investigation of the Use of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Spasticity in Chronic Stroke Participants "HHSCSTROKEAC"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Age of the patients between 55 to 70 years old
- Time from stroke onset 12 months but less than 18 months
- Clinical picture: symptoms of hemiparesis from ischemic or hemorrhage stroke which is confirmed with CAT scan or MRI, stable with vital signs
- Independently ambulatory with/without a walking aid and with/without orthoses for 2 minutes
- Exhibit spastic equinovarus hemiparesis gait on the affected side
- Cognitive function level ≥ 23 with the total score on the MiniMental Status Examination

Exclusion Criteria

- History of more than one episode of stroke
- Receiving Botox injections for treatment of spasticity
- Medically unstable with life-threatening conditions, epileptic seizures, auto-immune disease, acute or chronic infectious disease