Effect and Mechanism of Traditional Chinese Medicine Exercise Therapy on Stroke Recovery

Author: Cunxiao Guo1, Yuanwang Wang1, Shuang Wang1, Shouyao Zhang1, Xiantao Tai1
1 School of Acupuncture, Tuina and Rehabilitation, Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine, Kunming, Yunnan 650500, China.
Conference/Journal: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med
Date published: 2023 Feb 21
Other: Volume ID: 2023 , Pages: 5507186 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1155/2023/5507186. , Word Count: 195

Stroke is currently the second largest contributor to disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in developing countries, and it is the third largest contributor to DALYs in developed countries. It requires a large number of resources from the health care system every year, which places a great burden on society, families, and individuals. The treatment of traditional Chinese medicine exercise therapy (TCMET) during stroke recovery has become a hot topic of current research due to its few adverse events and high efficiency. This article sorts out the latest progress of TCMET on the recovery of stroke through the review method and explores its role and mechanism based on existing clinical and experimental studies. TCMET treatment of stroke recovery mainly includes Tai Chi, Baduanjin, Daoyin, Yi Jin Jing, five-fowl play, and six-character tips, which can effectively improve motor function, balance and coordination ability, cognitive dysfunction, nerve function, depression or emotional state, daily living ability, and so on after stroke. The mechanisms of stroke treated by TCMET are discussed, and deficiencies in the literature are discussed and analyzed. It is hoped that some guiding suggestions will be provided for future clinical treatment and experimental studies.

PMID: 36865742 PMCID: PMC9974248 DOI: 10.1155/2023/5507186