Stroke Care Clinic

The Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Clinic at Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic is the first of its kind in the United States. Stroke and dementia patients can now take advantage of the most effective approaches in stroke rehabilitation, prevention and dementia care using acupuncture therapy and herbal medicine.

Our Approach

Stroke acupunctureStudies indicate that stroke acupuncture therapy can make all the difference in a stroke patient’s recovery. The Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Clinic at Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic delivers a specialized program of stroke rehabilitation and dementia acupuncture care to successfully address the individual needs of each patient.

Our goal-directed approach to stroke rehabilitation and dementia care complements other medical treatment and tailors acupuncture therapy to help patients:

  • regain mobility, build strength and improve balance
  • restore muscular function and enhance the skills needed to perform everyday activities
  • improve speech and swallowing as well as vision
  • enhance cognition and memory

Our Patients

The Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Clinic at Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic treats individuals that have suffered a stroke and those who are at risk of having a stroke. We also provide treatments for dementia patients. Clinical practice has shown that stroke survivors can expect the best results the sooner they start acupuncture rehabilitation therapy.

“I recommend patients start their acupuncture treatment as soon as possible after the onset of a stroke.” -Atsuki Maeda, LAc

“I recommend patients start their acupuncture treatment as soon as possible after the onset of a stroke. The rule of thumb is: the sooner, the better,” recommends stroke specialist Atsuki Maeda, LAc, who oversees the Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Clinic at Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic.

Our Specialists

The Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Clinic at Emperor’s College is directed by esteemed stroke acupuncture specialist Atsuki Maeda, LAc. Maeda draws on over 20 years of experience as an acupuncture practitioner and has successfully treated stroke and dementia patients both in the US and Japan.

Atsuki Maeda

Atsuki Maeda, LAc, XNKQ stroke acupuncture specialist

At Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic, Maeda trains the next generation of stroke acupuncture specialists.

Treatment

The Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Clinic at Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic is the first of its kind in the United States. The acupuncture therapy that our specialists use to treat patients is called Xing Nao Kai Qiao (XNKQ) and was originated in China in the early 1970s.

The XNKQ therapy has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of stroke patients as well as stroke prevention for those at risk. Since 1972, at least two million stroke patients have been treated in China using the XNKQ method.

Click here to learn more about the efficacy of the XNKQ acupuncture therapy and its history.

Our Outcomes

Studies show that stroke survivors treated with acupuncture therapy in conjunction with other rehabilitation treatment have experienced a greatly increased cure rate and decreased disablement rate.

“This society is ready for the integration of Eastern and Western medicine when it comes to innovative stroke care.” -Atsuki Maeda, LAc

On average, stroke patients see greater overall improvement when treated with acupuncture while receiving other treatments such as physical, occupational and speech therapies resulting in a higher level of functional independence and higher standard of living.

For More Information

For more information about the Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Clinic at Emperor’s College and the acupuncture therapy that we offer or to make an appointment, call 310-453-8383, option 1.

Resources

Stroke Acupuncture in the Media
Innovative Stroke Rehabilitation Acupuncture: The Benefits of Integrative Therapy, Huffington Post, September 2011
Realizing a Life Long Dream
, Acupuncture Today, October 2011
Paralyzed Man Walks Again
, Men’s Health, October 2011
Alternative Stroke Clinic Opens in Santa Monica
, Santa Monica Daily Press, August 2011
Stroke Expert Realizes Dream
, AcuTake, June 2011

XNKQ-related Literature
XNKQ stroke acupuncture therapy and its history

Dr. Shi Xue Min’s article on the efficacy of XNKQ therapy

Treatment of Stroke with Acupuncture by Du Li, LAc, OMD
A Clinical Study on Acupuncture using the Xing Nai Kai Qiao Method to Treat Stroke Patients by 1st Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin College of TCM, China

Local Stroke and Dementia Support Groups
Stroke Support Groups in Southern California
The American Stroke Association’s Support Group Finder
The National Aphasia Association’s Aphasia Community Groups
Alzheimer’s Association California Support Groups