Restoration of function with acupuncture following severe traumatic brain injury: A case report

Jacob Wolf, Linda Sparks, Yong Deng, Jeffrey Langland

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Abstract

This case report illustrates the improvement of an acupuncturetreated patient who incurred a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a snowboarding accident. Over 4 years, the patient progressed from initially not being able to walk, having difficulty with speech, and suffering from poor eyesight to where he has now regained significant motor function, speech, and vision and has returned to snowboarding. A core acupuncture protocol plus specific points added to address the patient's ongoing concerns was used. This case adds to the medical literature by demonstrating the potential role of acupuncture in TBI treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-57
Number of pages6
JournalGlobal Advances In Health and Medicine
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Acupuncture
  • Case report
  • Diplopia
  • Hemiplegia
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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