Integrative treatment modalities for stoke victims in Korea.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVES: To suggest and discuss an integrative medicine model for stroke patients, we introduce our experience in Korea, describe treatment modalities used for stroke in Korean medicine, and present safety data on integrative care. SUMMARY: For inpatients, integrative management is applied at the request of the primary physician with the consent of patients or their families. In the acute stage, neurologists or neurosurgeons take charge as the primary physicians. Korean medicine doctors cooperate as secondary physicians to the neurologists and neurosurgeons. After the acute stage, responsibilities are exchanged. The rehabilitation program is conducted under the supervision of rehabilitation medicine doctors. The most frequently used complementary and alternative medicine modalities are acupuncture (including manual acupuncture, electroacupuncture and intradermal acupuncture), moxibustion, herbal prescriptions, and acupuncture point injection. CONCLUSION: Based on our field experiences, we believe it is worthwhile to continue efforts to integrate complementary and alternative medicine and Western medicine.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Park, S-U; Cho, S-Y; Park, J-M; Ko, C-N; Park, H-J; Lauren Walls, B; Cotter, AC; Park, JJ

Published Date

  • February 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 41

PubMed ID

  • 24439643

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24439643

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-6947

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ctcp.2013.10.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England