Nearly five years ago, Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental
Medicine received a $40,000 grant from The Center for Integrative
Health, Medicine and Research to conduct a pilot study to determine the
effectiveness of acupuncture in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. The results of that study have been published in the official journal of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation,
and suggest that acupuncture provides "statistically significant"
benefits in physical functioning and recovery when used as an adjunct to
conventional stroke rehabilitation measures.