Integrated Medicine Strongly Improves Post-Stroke Rehabilitative Performance in a Public Health Facility in Italy

Simonetta Bernardini, Francesca Bechini, Giulia Braccesi, Franco Cracolici, Rosaria Ferreri, Roberto Pulcri, Andrea Serafini
2018 OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine  
Since 2011, the Tuscany Regional Authority has been funding the use of Integrated Medicine (IM) in a clinical setting in Pitigliano Hospital, with the aim of testing the true efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in a hospital setting. The clinical setting also comprises the Manciano rehabilitation facility whose services include post-stroke rehabilitation. This study aims to establish if IM helps to improve the rehabilitation performance of stroke patients. The study
more » ... . The study compared 212 patients divided into two groups: 94 treated with IM (conventional therapy plus homeopathy and acupuncture) and 118 treated with conventional therapy alone. All patients were evaluated with the rehabilitation scores in use
doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902024 fatcat:gw2fvkbpo5fpvoh4te7g3coahq