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Dr. Andrew Kong & Associates
Stroke
What is a Stroke? A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die. Types of Strokes: There are two types of Stroke, Ischaemic, and Heamorrhagic. • Ischaemic Stroke occurs when a clot blocks blood flow, which blocks oxygen to the brain. • Heamorrhagic Stroke occurs when an artery bursts leading to a brain bleed, this also blocks oxygen to the brain.

Risk Factors

High Blood Pressure • Smoking • Diabetes • Poor Diet • Physical Activity Obesity High Cholesterol • Atherosclerosis • Sickle Cell • Family History • Atrial Fibrillation Heart Disease • Heart Failure •Drug Abuse  •Improper Sleep • More Often In Women • Living in the “Stroke Belt” States; Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana and Virginia.         Use the letters in "fast"         to spot stroke signs         and know when to                  call 9-1-1.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture can be extremely quick and effective in reducing the symptoms such as pain, cognitive function, nerve function and assists in healthy sleep patterns. Chiropractic Manipulation – Adjustments can help realign the the spine, restoring optimal nerve function and blood flow.  Diet / Nutritional Supplements – Diet changes  are essential to reduce inflammation in the body, cutting out sugar, preservatives, caffeine etc., give the body the best chance to Detox and  begin the process of healing. Hand picked Supplements feed the body’s needs, and promote optimum health Neurofeedback - an effective program that  allows stroke sufferers to learn how to control body functions that may have been compromised during the stroke. This also allows patients to become actively involved in his or her own recovery. Neurofeedback techniques monitor brain wave activity, allowing our doctors to correct the waves that may be out of sync with the body’s natural  frequency. When the blood supply is cut off during the stroke, these natural frequencies can be lost or altered. Neurofeedback is an all natural, non- invasive way to train the brain and promote a healthy improved function. Neurofeedback Training offers rewards through visual, auditory and tactile training or feedback. This training helps correct brainwave activity and improves brain to body connectivity making you stronger, and creating better functionality. It is personal training for the brain! Neurofeedback Can Improve: • Improve Brain-Body Connection • Improve Speech, Facial Drooping • Improve Coordination • Improve Mental Clarity
How We Can Help
Major Symptoms include: • Muscular: difficulty walking, paralysis with weak muscles, problems with coordination, stiff muscles, overactive reflexes, or paralysis of one side of the body • Whole body: balance disorder, fatigue, lightheadedness, or vertigo • Visual: blurred vision, double vision, sudden visual loss, or temporary loss of vision in one eye • Speech: difficulty speaking, slurred speech, or speech loss • Sensory: pins and needles or reduced sensation of touch • Facial: muscle weakness or numbness • Limbs: numbness or weakness • Also common: difficulty swallowing, headache, inability to understand, mental confusion, or rapid involuntary eye movement