My father had a stroke in his spine (infarct) last year in the area of c4 or c5 (i think) in in his upper neck. There was no accident he just woke up and began to lose sensation in his arm. He was in the hospital for a week and when he came home he had another stroke and again in the hospital. His last stroke basically paralyzed him from the neck down. He has come back to the point where is he now in a wheelchair and can move his legs and his left arm. His right arm is not as good. Like I said he can move his legs and is learning to transfer from his electric wheelchair to be and vice versa. I don't understand why if he can move, feel when you touch him and we can see his muscles working why he can't stand up. The physical therapist is working with him to try and get him to stand up for longer than 30 seconds. I was wondering if any research has been done regarding acupuncture or hyper barci oxygen therapy?