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Globally, stroke is the major cause of death and disability. Stroke can be found the most in people older than 25 years with variety factors such as increasing age, inappropriate health behaviors etc. In Thai Traditional Medical, stroke similar to “Lom Amma-pluk Amma-paht” disease caused by both Lom-Uthanggamavata and Lom-Arthogamavata which comparable to sensory nervous system and motor nervous system, respectively. If Lom-Uthanggamavata and Lom-Arthogamavata is disabled, patients will lose sense of touch and impossible to move resulting similar symptom with stroke i.e. numbness, muscle weakness, etc. In Thai traditional medicine, there are many integrated guidelines for stroke patients on treatment, therapy, rehabilitation such as massage, rehabilitation, royal acupressure, herbal medicine (both in the National List or individual decoction) to emphasize the wind element balance. In addition, health promotion principles are used to change eating behaviors including the hermit's body twist rusie dotton and meditation therapy. These Thai Traditional medicine guidelines for treatment, therapy, rehabilitation of stroke patients could improve patient quality of life and retard the chance of the recurrence of disease.
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