David R. Johnson. Licensed Acupuncturist. Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Yes, It's true!
Acupuncture seems to be very effective with neurological issues such as Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's plus, Cortical Basal Ganglia Degeneration (CBGD), migraines, headaches of all types, stroke recovery, aphasia, trigeminal neuralgia, neuropathy, Bells' Palsy, facial and eye area tics, numbness or neuropathy in fingers, the hand and other body areas, carpal tunnel-like symptoms, phantom leg (or other body area) pain and so on. Acupuncture helps greatly with and can end nerve pain, numbness and tingling in the (peripheral neuropathy) and other parts of the body. Acupuncture treats patients who have mood disorders: depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Many times patients can work with their doctor in terms of medication titration and reduction.
The acupuncture just seems to work well with the nervous system functioning. There have been many studies done in China which document success with neurological issues. With strokes, the sooner a person gets treatment after suffering a stroke, the more likely the result of improved functioning.