We have a client that is two years post stroke and has moderate speech difficulties that we will be following. In the initial evaluation we looked under his tongue and notice the dark coloration and stasis of blood flow. (Picture 1) After treatment we looked at the tongue and the stasis was gone and good coloration has returned. (Picture 2)
After 1 week of treatments his tongue which was not curling on the right side now can be curled bilaterally and feeling is retuning to his inner mouth. With the blood and Qi flow returning to normal in the tongue speech patterns are beginning to change. We have a number of exercises that he is doing daily and I hope to do a podcast with him soon to demonstrate the progress that he is making and the speed with which he is making it!