Acupuncture is effective with Bells Palsy Peripheral facial paralysis

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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2010 Jul;30(7):567-9.


[Effect of shallow needling combined with acupoint application on the acute stage of peripheral facial paralysis].

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Xie HL1, Cao XM, Huang SZ, Chen SJ, Zhu F, Zheng XY.

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To search for an effective therapy for the acute stage of peripheral facial paralysis. METHODS: One hundred and twenty cases of facial paralysis patients were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 60 cases in each group. Both groups were treated with routine medication, and the observation group was treated with shallow needling combined with acupoint application using self-made "acupoint application formula for facial paralysis" on the basis of the routine medication. The acupoints of Yifeng (TE 17), Wangu (GB 12), Dicang (ST 4), Jiache (ST 6), Yangbai (GB 14), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Qianzheng (EX-HN 17), Cuanzhu (BL 2) in affected side and Hegu (LI 4) in healthy side were selected as main acupoints for shallow needling, and Qianzheng (EX-HN 17), Dicang (ST 4), Yangbai (GB 14) and Wangu (GB 12), or Jiache (ST 6), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Quanliao (SI 18) and Yifeng (TE 17) were selected for acupoint application. The cure rate and the course of cured patients in both groups were compared. RESULTS: The cure rate of 88.3% (53/60) in observation group was superior to that of 66.7% (40/60) in control group (P < 0.01). The course of cured patients in observation group was obviously shorter than that of control group (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: On the basis of routine medication, shallow needling combined with acupoint application can improve the therapeutic effect and shorten the course for acute stage of peripheral facial paralysis.


PMID: 20862940 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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