Wind Stroke (Liver)
Cerebral vascular accident, hemorrhagic, embolism, aneurysm, sudden onset of hemiplagia, loss of voice, stiff tongue.
Pre-stroke symptoms - numbing headaches, dizziness, limb numbness
Any stress on the neck through an accident or exercise may trigger stroke.
TCM - Liver, Heart, Kidney. Wind, Phlegm, Fire, can cause a disharmony of Yin and Yang, poor regulation of Qi and Blood, and Shen can't control the body Qi. Either meridians get invaded, or the organs get effected.
Meridians Invasion Patterns
Liver Yang suddenly rises
emotional stress, overwork, hemiplagia, stiff tongue, mouth deviation, dizziness, headache, red face & eyes, easy to anger, constipation, yellow urine, P- strong wiry, T- red (or deep red) with yellow and/or dry coat.
Acupuncture - Du, hand Jueyin, foot Shaoyang, *Du 26 & *PC 6 (open orifices), *SP 6, LR 3, LI 11, SJ 5, GB 30, 34, HT 1, Ren 23, Jin Jin/Yu Yue (bleed)
hemiplagia, deviation, numbness and spasm of limbs, dizziness, cloudy mind, blurred vision, T- greasy coat, P- wiry slippery, generally more overweight people
Acupuncture - Du, foot Taiyin, Shaoyang, *Du 26, *PC 6, * SP 6, ST 36, 40, SP 9, HT 1, LI 11, SJ 5,
GB 30, 31, 34
Yangming excess with Phlegm-Heat
same as above, with sticky mouth and constipation, T- red smoky coat
Acupuncture - foot Yangming, *Du 26, *PC 6, * SP 6, ST 25, 37, 40, HT 1, LI 11, SJ 5, HT 1,
GB 30, 31, 34
Qi deficiency with Blood Stasis
hemiplagia with flaccid limbs, numbness, shortness of breath, spontaneous sweats, palpitations
Acupuncture - *Du 26, *PC 6, * SP 6, HT 1, LI 11, SJ 5, GB 30, 31, 34, Ren 6, BL 23, ST 36, Du 14 (stop sweat), Moxa
Liver Kidney Yin deficient Wind
Acupuncture - *Du 26, *PC 6, *SP 6, HT 1, LI 11, SJ 5, GB 30, 31, 34, BL 23, KI 3, LR 3
Zang Fu effected
Caused by Wind and Fire attacking the organs, this is more severe than meridian invasion.
Bi Zheng (closed/tense patterns):
Acupuncture - *Du 26, Shi Xuan (bleed), *PC 6, LR 3, GB 20, all open orifices to revive patient and clear externally caused Liver Wind
red face, rough noisy breathing
Acupuncture - *Du 26, Shi Xuan, *PC 6, ST 40, Ren 22
similar to Cold Bi, limbs are more flaccid than with Heat, gurgling sound in throat, cold limbs
Acupuncture - *Du 26, *PC 6, Shi Xuan, ST 36, SP 6, ST 40, Ren 6 (moxa)
Tou Zheng (open/flaccid patterns):
Yin and Yang collapse
Acupuncture - Ren 4, 8 *heavy Moxa), *Du 26, *PC 6, ST 36, Du 20, Si Shen Cong
Alternative Treatment Methods
auricular - subcortes, brainstem, frontal, occipital, temporal, LR, HT, KI, effected body parts
scalp - wait until the situation is stable, puncture opposite side of paralysis, use motor, motor sensory, and speech regions.
electrical - must wait until situation is stable, use on head, arm, leg, 2 points each, intermittent, or alternating frequency
*For chronic stroke patients, alternate puncturing the effected side and the normal side.
Prevention points: GB 31, 39