Journal of Neurorestoratology


acupuncture treatment, spasticity, brain injury, brain network


Spasticity after brain injury is a neurological sequela caused by damage to upper motor neurons. The primary symptoms are involuntary muscle activity, decreased muscle strength, and joint contracture. Acupuncture as a therapeutic method to regulate central nervous system function has been studied widely in recent years. Many clinical experiments have proved that acupuncture has positive effects on spasticity after brain injury. In this review, we discuss recent research of acupuncture treatment and the need for large randomized controlled trials.