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​​Stroke ​Awareness Day​

​Raise awareness of scalp acupuncture as an effective treatment
for your stroke recovery

​Complimentary scalp acupuncture for stroke patients in our Melbourne Based Clinic

Our mission is to help stroke patients recover faster, regain independence, and approach health holistically  to prevent further attacks


​Raise awareness of scalp acupuncture as an effective treatment for your stroke recovery


​​​Demonstrate the benefits of scalp acupuncture for stroke recovery to help you develop independence



​Incorporate scalp acupuncture as part of your rehabilitation with physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy


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We can help with the following symptoms associated in stroke recovery

​Do you suffer from any of the symptoms below?

  • ​paralysis and weakness
  • ​balancing, standing and walking issues
  • ​joint pain & rigidity
  • ​muscles stiffness & spasm
  • ​leg, arm and hand dysfunctions
  • ​brain, emotions & psychological effect - these include memory loss, dementia, depression, anxiety, Parkinson's
  • ​continence issues
  • ​speech & swallowing
  • ​sensory disorders & loss
  • ​aphasia
  • ​and all other symptoms associated with post stroke & rehabilitation

​Why should stroke survivors attend this event?

  • ​to have more of a breakthrough and ​accelerated recovery from ​your conventional rehabilitation

  • ​to experience scalp acupuncture, ​which acts on ​your brain/central nervous system,
    neuroplasticity & neurorehabilitation

  • ​for a more holistic approach towards ​your stroke rehabilitation

​Does Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture benefit a stroke patient?

Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture is very beneficial to stroke patients. The earlier the intervention, the better the results. Our therapy helps in several ways:

  • ​to prevent or reduce edema in the brain, thereby stopping further damage to brain tissue.

  • ​to promote perfusion in the brain, restoring blood and oxygen to brain cells and ​to enhance the healing process
  • ​to help break down blood clots.

  • ​​to accelerate functional recovery.

​“Can Acupuncture Really Benefit Stroke Recovery”

An article by Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture founder ​Professor Ming Qing Zhu L.Ac., OMD

​​The treatment of stroke and its rehabilitation is a specialty that demands certain skills and knowledge. If you need heart surgery, you ​seek a cardiac surgeon, not a general practitioner.

​Download the article here “Can Acupuncture Really Benefit Stroke Recovery”

​Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture In Action

What does ​an actual ​treatment look like? Watch this video to ​see a recent scalp acupuncture treatment performed by ​Prof. Zhu

​our practitioners

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Dr Scott Ling

Chief Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Acupuncturist

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Dr ​Jing Jing Yu

​Senior Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Acupuncturist

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Dr Evan Pritchard

​Senior Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Acupuncturist

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​Only 6 ​​Appointments

Research References

1. Yang A, Wu HM, Tang JL, Xu L, Yang M, Liu GJ. Acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Aug 26;8:Cd004131.

2. Vados, L., Ferreira, A., Zhao, S., Vercelino, R., & Wang, S. (2015). Effectiveness of acupuncture combined with rehabilitation for treatment of acute or subacute stroke: a systematic review. Acupuncture in Medicine, 33(3), 180-187. doi:10.1136/acupmed-2014-010705 (pdf)

3. Wang, Y., Shen, J., Wang, X., Fu, D., Chen, C., Lu, L., Zheng, G. (2012). Scalp Acupuncture for Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. doi:10.1155/2012/480950 (pdf)

4. Park, S., Shin, A., Jahng, G., Moon, S., & Park, J. (2009). Effects of Scalp Acupuncture Versus Upper and Lower Limb Acupuncture on Signal Activation of Blood Oxygen Level Dependent (BOLD) fMRI of the Brain and Somatosensory Cortex. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15(11), 1193-1200. doi:10.1089/acm.2008.0602 (pdf)

5. Lee SH, Lim SM. Acupuncture for insomnia after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016;16:228.

6. Lim SM, Yoo J, Lee E, Kim HJ, Shin S, Han G, et al. Acupuncture for spasticity after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:870398. (pdf )

7. Zheng, G., Zhao, Z., Wang, Y., Gu, Y., Li, Y., Chen, X., Shen, J. (2011). Meta-Analysis of Scalp Acupuncture for Acute Hypertensive Intracerebral Hemorrhage. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 17(4), 293-299. doi:10.1089/acm.2010.0156 “the efficacy and safety of SA therapy remain to be further determined. No evidence is available on whether SA therapy can be used to treat acute ICH according to the primary outcome measure. However, SA therapy appears to be able to improve neurological deficit in patients with acute hypertensive ICH.”

8. Zhang JH, Wang D, Liu M. Overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of acupuncture for stroke. Neuroepidemiology. 2014;42(1):50-8. “The available evidence suggests that acupuncture may be effective for treating poststroke neurological impairment and dysfunction such as dysphagia, although these reported benefits should be verified in large, well-controlled studies. On the other hand, the available evidence does not clearly indicate that acupuncture can help prevent poststroke death or disability, or ameliorate other aspects of stroke recovery, such as poststroke motor dysfunction.”

9. Lee, S., & Lim, S. M. (2016). Acupuncture for Poststroke Shoulder Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016, 1-8. doi:10.1155/2016/3549878 “Although there is some evidence for an effect of acupuncture on poststroke shoulder pain, the results are inconclusive. Further studies with more subjects and a rigorous study design are needed to confirm the role of acupuncture in the treatment of poststroke shoulder pain”

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