Wind Stroke

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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):

Wind Fire

                red face

                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



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