In diagnosis, use CT scans and MRI to assess the location and severity of the stroke
. In application of acupuncture therapy
, it is crucial to determine the gravity of the disease (whether it is an attack on the zang-fu organs or on the meridians and luo-eonnecting channels), the current stage of the disease (onset. acute, recovery, or stroke rehabilitation) and finally the patients individual clinical specifications ( body constitution.tongue diagnosis, pulse diagnosis, etc.).