Question about hemiplegia

Thomas A. Martin TMartin at pitnet.net
Fri Oct 9 18:48:15 EST 1998


Eric,

Hemiplegia or paralysis of your mothers right arm and leg indicate that she
likely sustained damage to the left side of her brain.  However, this
condition can occur from lesions in several locations within the central
nervous system (cerebral cortex, internal capsule, brain stem).  Your
mothers prognosis is dependent upon the location and severity of the damage.
Equally important is her attitude and motivation for therapy.  Having said
that you would expect the bulk of her recovery to have occurred within the
period between her stroke and now.  Nonetheless it is possible for her to
still experience some measurable improvement.  I'm not aware of any
literature supporting the use of acupuncture for hemiplegia.  Given the
organic damage which your mother has likely sustained I would be surprised
to find acupuncture helped a great deal.  But I have no real knowledge
regarding this treatment.  While this must be a trying time for your family,
keep up your fighting spirit.

Tom Martin



Eric Carioli wrote in message <6vm01s$7u$1 at platane.wanadoo.fr>...
>I'm not sure it is the proper news group but I hope so : I hopelessly need
>advice.
>My mother had a brain attack about one and a half years ago and then has
>become hemiplegic. She had a six month phisiotherapy in a specialised
>re-education center right after her attack and it's now a beat better. But,
>despite that weak improvement, her right hand doesn't move yet today and
she
>has difficulties in walking.
>Is there any here who knows similar case of hemiplegia that has better
>improved and in which conditions ?
>Do you know treatment that can help my mother walking better, make her hand
>move ? What about acupuncture ?
>I am french and I'm sorry for my bad way of speaking English ...
>Anyway, thank you very much for your help.
>
>
>Eric CARIOLI
>Béthune (France)
>eric.carioli at wanadoo.fr
>
>
>





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