Fifty-three cases of the sequela of peripheral facial paralysis treated with the penetrating-sticking-pulling technique of acupuncture

Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Rui-xu XU, Geng-hui CAI, Zhao-guo LIN, Ting-ting XU, Si-dong DOUABSTRACTObjectivesTo observe the clinical effect on the sequela of peripheral facial paralysis treated with the penetrating-sticking-pulling technique of acupuncture.MethodsA total of 53 patients with the sequela of peripheral facial paralysis were diagnosed and divided into an observation group (26 cases) and a control group (27 cases) according to the visiting sequence. In the observation group, the penetrating-sticking-pulling technique of acupuncture was adopted. The Sìbái (四白 ST 2), Quánliáo (颧髎SI 18) and Jiáchē (颊车ST 6) et al. were needling toward Dìcāng (地仓 ST 4) separately. The combined acupoints were selected according to clinical symptoms of individual patient. In the control group, the routine acupuncture was used, in which, ST 2, EX-HN 5, ST 7, ST 6, and ST 4 as well as Hégŭ (合谷LI 4) on the healthy side were selected. The treatment was given once every two days and a 7-treatment made one course. There were 3 days at interval between the courses. After 2 courses of treatment, the facial nerve function, e.g. Hourse-Brackmann (H-B) grading, Sunnybrook score and clinical effect were observed.Results① After treatment, H-B grading and Sunnybrook score were better than those before treatment in either of the observation group or ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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