Electro-acupuncture Improved the Outcome of the Patient with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report
2 ; 2 ; in Month : July (2020) Article No : sjtemac-v2-1007
Jie Liu, Xinsheng Xue, Ning Li, Huiping Li
This case report demonstrated that electro-acupuncture treatment has improved the outcome of an adolescent with severe traumatic brain injury due to a traffic accident. The patient had a bilateral frontal hematoma, subdural hematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, stem hematoma and diffuse parenchymal swelling with the initial Glasgow Coma Scale score of E1V1M1. Daily electro-acupuncture therapy was prescribed with strong stimulation at GV 26 (Shuigou), PC6 (Neiguan) and EX-UE11(Shixuan) when the vital signs of the patient became stable. The patient had a full recovery of the consciousness in 30 days. The follow-up observation found that he has also restored the motor and speech functions. This result suggested a potential role of electro-acupuncture in the treatment of consciousness disturbance for patient with traumatic brain injury.
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