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Mini Review - (2023) Volume 15, Issue 5

Stroke treatment and rehabilitation: Integrative medicine's clinical practice guideline: A review

Guang Ji*
Department of Digestive Disease, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
*Correspondence: Guang Ji, Department of Digestive Disease, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China, Email:

Received: 22-Aug-2023, Manuscript No. ipaom-23-14122; Editor assigned: 24-Aug-2023, Pre QC No. P-14122; Reviewed: 06-Sep-2023, QC No. Q-14122; Revised: 12-Sep-2023, Manuscript No. R-14122; Published: 19-Sep-2023


Stroke is the second-leading global cause of death. About 6.8% of all fatalities in Hong Kong might be attributed to cerebrovascular disease. There are presently no recommendations to support the related professional practice for the treatment and rehabilitation of stroke, despite the fact that patients commonly employ integrative medicine treatments. As a result, we developed this framework for the development of an integrated clinical practice guideline for stroke.


Clinical practice guideline; Stroke; Integrative medicine; Stroke rehabilitation


Clinical practice guideline; Stroke; Integrative medicine; Stroke rehabilitation


Over 11% of all fatalities occur due to stroke, which includes ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Stroke is the second most prevalent cause of death worldwide. About 6.8% of all fatalities in Hong Kong might be attributed to cerebrovascular disease. Although stroke predominantly impacts neurological function, it also causes a considerable loss of years of healthy life because of serious post-stroke consequences include paralysis, aphasia, dysphagia, epilepsy, cognitive issues and depression. Clinicians need extensive suggestions from a range of disciplines in order to provide the best assistance in their everyday clinical practice because of these significant problems. Standard stroke therapy in various Asian nations often mixes Western medicine with complementary therapies like Chinese medicine [1].

Literature Review

The two primary pillars of integrated medicine in this paradigm (CM) are Western medicine (WM) and Chinese medicine. CM has been often combined with WM treatments in various stages of stroke, making it one of the most widely utilized stroke treatment modalities among Chinese communities. CM developed a conceptual framework for illness prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis over thousands of years that is very different from WM. Patients who want assistance typically look for practitioners of both WM and CM because of the widespread acceptability and popularity of CM in Hong Kong. Due to Hong Kong's unique restrictions, the implementation of these integrative procedures without practice standards and effective communication between WM and CM has raised safety concerns.

It will be decided to form a multidisciplinary guidelines committee of statisticians, speech therapists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, neurological experts and CM specialists. The four main groups will be the steering committee, the systematic review group, the recommendation formulation panel and a group of methodological experts. The systematic review group will be in charge of conducting a systematic search for relevant evidence, evaluating the quality of relevant studies and synthesizing data. The recommendation development panel will be in charge of creating the recommendations list and implementing a consensus method for expert opinion. Clarifying the scope, objective, target audience and users of the guideline will be the responsibility of the steering group. The appendix will provide a list of all the specific information on each member of the guidelines development committee [2,3].

The creating proposal board will be responsible for composing the underlying adaptation of suggestions in view of the GRADE discoveries, the expense productivity of the innovation, genuine clinical assets and the adequacy of the medicines. A two-round Delphi study will be utilized to arrive at an agreement utilizing the master agreement approach. The points of interest of CM guidance, including condition classifications (disorder qualification), CM home grown equation portion, needle therapy mode (like manual, warm, or electroacupuncture) and acupoints, will be examined.


In excess of 6000 enlisted CM specialists work in Hong Kong. Be that as it may, there are no coordinated or CM rules open to coordinate CM clinical practice. Most of CM experts base their decisions on their own clinical mastery and encounters. Moreover, the principal Chinese Medication Clinic in Hong Kong, which will offer both ongoing and short term medicines, is expected to be done inside the following three years. To arrange the clinical elements of the WM and CM centers and emergency clinics in Hong Kong and to offer patients the most ideal choices, it is basic to play out an integrative medication stroke rule that includes both WM and CM treatments [4].

In a rodent ongoing center cerebral vein impediment (MCAO) worldview, a concentrate by Xia Zhen-Yan shown that Shengui Sansheng Pulvis, a Chinese natural blend of Panax ginseng C.A.Mey, root and rhizome, Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, root and rhizome and Cinnamomum cassia (L.) J.Pre Keeping the blood-cerebrum obstruction flawless after a stroke could be conceivable with it. Another customary Chinese medication detailing, Dan Zhi tablet, which contained the spices Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge. var. mongholicus (Bge.) Hsiao (AM), Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. ( SM), Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. (LC), Hirudo nipponica Whitman (HN) and Pheretima aspergillum.

For the best suggestions to be made, a great rule should assemble methodical data as well as be pragmatic and helpful for specialists. The foundation of a rule ought to empower the right utilization of extra CM treatments considering the huge CM assets in Hong Kong. Integrative medication rules would present more exhaustive proposals than those that solely use WM information, especially where there is a shortage of powerful WM treatment [5,6]. Future endeavors ought to likewise be made to survey and screen how proposals are being utilized, as well as to investigate any expected impacts on their utilization. We mean to make a clinical course for stroke and a treatment calculation as the following stage in this review to assist significant experts with following our proposals.


The stroke not just represents a significant gamble to one's wellbeing yet additionally loads both the individual and society with a lot of disorder. Hence, improving patient visualization and give experts the smartest ideas possible is urgent. This study accentuates the capability of correlative medication (CM) during the time spent stroke care and delineates how to play out the clinical practice rules for stroke the executives that blend integrative medication information. Furthermore, this approach could act as a systemic aide for creating incorporated medication suggestions for treating extra issues.



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