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The Mechanism of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in the Treatment of Dysphagia after Stroke by Stimulating the Uvula

Yanan Zang1, Weixing Feng2,*

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang 712046, Shaanxi, China. 

2Affiliated Hospital of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang 712000, Shaanxi, China.

*Corresponding author: Weixing Feng

Published: November 25,2022


The incidence of stroke is getting younger and younger. As a common complication after stroke, dysphagia will lead to an increase in the mortality and disability rate of patients, and seriously affect the quality of life of patients. Patients with dysphagia after stroke are often accompanied by deflection of the uvula and inability to lift. Some studies have used cold stimulation, traditional Chinese medicine popsicle stimulation, etc. to perform swallowing nursing and rehabilitation to promote the recovery of patients' swallowing function. Acupuncture on the uvula is effective in treating dysphagia after stroke, but it has not received extensive attention in the field of acupuncture research. This article discusses the correlation between the uvula and the dysphagia after stroke from the anatomical structure of the uvula, the mechanism of swallowing and the theory of TCM meridians, and provides a theoretical basis for the treatment of dysphagia after stroke by acupuncture combined with popsicle stimulation of the uvula.


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The Mechanism of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in the Treatment of Dysphagia after Stroke by Stimulating the Uvula

How to cite this paper: Yanan Zang, Weixing Feng. (2022) The Mechanism of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in the Treatment of Dysphagia after Stroke by Stimulating the Uvula. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research6(4), 497-500.