The mechanisms of acupuncture on post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) involves anti-neuronal apoptosis, promoting synaptic plasticity, alleviating central and peripheral inflammatory reactions, and regulating brain energy metabolism disorders (including improving cerebral blood flow, glucose utilization and mitochondrial structure and function, etc.), etc.

The effects and mechanisms of acupuncture on PSCI reviewed in this study provides scientific and reliable evidence for acupuncture application for PSCI.

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Front Neurosci. 2023;17:1211044. Published 2023 Jun 15. doi:10.3389/fnins.2023.1211044

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