A systematic review and meta-analysis from Canada demonstrates that acupuncture may be an effective treatment for post-stroke rehabilitation. Thirty-five articles written in Chinese and 21 written in English were included. The overall quality of the studies was judged as fair, and most studies were small. The majority (80%) of studies reported a significant benefit from acupuncture, although many showed some evidence of publication bias. (Acupuncture in poststroke rehabilitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Stroke. 2010 Apr;41(4):e171-9).

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