I was in Nanjing, China before 2001. At that time I was the co-director of a stroke center, currently it already one of China national key stroke center focused on Chinese medicine.
The facility is called Cerebrovascular Diseases Center (Stroke Center) in No.3 Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine(also nanjing Municipal Hospital of Chinese Medicine).
In this center, the diagostic part is similar to that in western world, included in CT scaner, MRI scaner, DSA, TCD, etc.
The most atractive part is the treatments. There are sequantial treatments in this center and each therapy may be conducted in the same time or same day, different time.Using extensive acupuncture and Chinese herbology treatments.
1. Conventional therapy:
Includes in rescuing therapies: (1) the drugs or oprational procedure for dicreasing intrascull presure; (2) manage the blood presure; (3) treat or prevent the potential infection, especially for respiratory system and urinary system. (4) supporting therapy, etc.
2. Oxygen therapy:
When condition is permited, use hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
3. Chinese Medicine:
Includes acupuncture (basically scalp acupuncture and traditional body acupuncture), herbal tea, herbal extract solution iv. (even injuction to artery),tuina, special movement and other function execises.
4. Physical therapy.
The special are:
(1) use acupuncture or herbal solution iv. in very early stage, i.e. immidiate after stroke;
(2) integrate many therapies in one day or same time.
(3) use evrything in early stage, fore example, physical therapy in day 1 too.
(4) hire very famous doctor in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Patient recovers much quicker than that in routine treatment center or ER.