In Asia, acupuncture is commonly used to help people recover from stroke. And especially if received on a regular basis it can help in profound ways.
Our guest today Daniel Altschuler learned his acupuncture and herbal medicine in Taiwan, where he frequently saw stroke patients.
Listen in to not only to learn how acupuncture can help with stroke recovery, but also how some simple things you can do can assist in helping someone you care about recover from the difficulties that arise from stroke.
5:19 The benefit of a social context to illness.
8:38 When to start using acupuncture and herbs in the process of stroke recovery.
11:34 What practitioners (or even regular folks) can do if they see someone in the throes of a stroke.
16:08: How soon should a person get treatment after a stroke?
22:20 What acupuncturists are talking when they refer to wind.
26:27 Scalp acupuncture
35:20 An important consideration for anyone with a serious illness.
37:33 Two important things to pay attention to after a stroke.
44:14 What to avoid in the process of helping people recover from stroke.
52:00 Use caution with this particular folk medicine.
Daniel L. Altschuler, L.Ac., Ph.D. began studying the art of Chinese Medicine in 1992 in Taiwan under the master physician, Dr. Lee Chen-Yr. He worked and studied in the clinic as an apprentice while researching classic medical texts in their original Chinese language.
Daniel earned the distinguished honor of becoming an assistant to Dr. Lee where he interviewed and helped treat patients. He also trained new students and taught numerous classes around Taiwan at universities, medical colleges and community centers.
Before returning to the United States in 2006, Daniel earned a PhD in Chinese Medicine at the Guangzhou College of Chinese Medicine in mainland China where he studied the effects of Chinese herbs on hepatic cancer.
Currently Daniel lives in Seattle and teaches at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM) and Bastyr Universities in addition to maintaining a private practice. He has extensive experience in Chinese medicine and acupuncture for treating a variety of acute and chronic ailments.
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