For some patients, alternative stroke treatments are an important aspect of recovery and pain management. Here are six complementary and alternative therapies that have a scientific basis for relief after a stroke.
A man getting an acupuncture treatment, which has been shown to lessen pain after a stroke.
Doctors often prescribe standard medical care, like medication and therapy, after a person has a stroke. But research shows that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, like acupuncture, yoga, and massage therapy, can also benefit people who have had a stroke.