This is paralysis of one side of the body (Hemi means half, plegia means paralysis). Commonest cause is cerebro-vascular accident which is called apoplexy. As a general rule speech is affected only if working hand is paralyzed. As 90% people are right handed it is right sided hemiplegia. In which lesion is in left half of brain leading to loss of speech (aphasia).
As on today in India, patient is brought to acupuncturist for treatment after the acute stage is over. If the patient is brought at early stage the results are wonderful. But even if patients come in later stage the longer treatment required but improvement will be impressive.