Medical acupuncture.

Medical acupuncture.

This is one of less common, but quite effective methods of cerebral palsy rehabilitation. Drugs are introduced into body by means of microinjection via biologically active (acupuncture) points.

 

The method is based on the principle of “rapid retrograde axoplasmatic current”.

 

Turns out, nerve fiber actively absorbs oxygen, nutrients and drugs from its surrounding tissues. Then the substance is transported by nerve fiber, like by blood vessel, to the depth of the brain or the spinal cord at a speed of 150-300 mm/day. An advantage over intramuscular or intravenous injection is drug delivery to the affected brain structure in the maximum amount. Taking into account that drug is injected with insulin syringe via biologically active points there is an additional medicinal effect as from acupuncture.

 

Indications: diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems among children and adults, including cerebral palsy.

 

Relative contraindications:

 

  • Diseases characterized by coagulation failure
  • Any infectious diseases
  • Tumors both malignant and benign
  • Inanition of the body
  • Fever heat, menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy with frequent seizures
  • Proneness to syncope at the sight of blood
  • Children’s increased fear of injections
  • Age under 1 year and older than 70 years

 

Medical acupuncture is a very important part of walking training program for children with cerebral palsy. Course duration is about 10 sessions. Session duration is 2-3 minutes. The choice of drug is up to the doctor.  

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