TCM Physician Doctor Acupuncture for Stroke Patients
I have worked in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (the stroke department) about 16 years ago. I have treated many patients who suffered stroke. Normally, most of the stroke patients requested to have acupuncture sessions. They would be allowed for acupuncture treatment only after their conditions are stabilized. All the patients must have referral letters from in-house western doctors before they are allowed to be treated. Most of the patients, especially those with serious condition, could not accept the facts that they are incapacitated. Some even cried and feel depressed. There are cases where patients suffered the stroke third time round and their cases are mostly serious, not able to speak well and very often could not urinate on their own. They need to use catheter to help to urinate. The youngest stroke patient I treated was 31 years old. I remember when he was hospitalized, his wife was in confinement and could not come to see him. It was only two weeks later, his wife came to visit him.
They are patients who met with car accidents and are incapacitated. They became paraplegic or quadriplegic. They also came for acupuncture.