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 ...
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Conditions: Acupuncture; Acute Low Back Pain Intervention: Other: acupuncture Sponsor: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Recruiting
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: Integrative Medicine ResearchAuthor(s): Bong Hyun Kim, Young Kyun Moon, Min Hee Kim, Hae Jeong Nam
Condition: Suboptimal Health Status Intervention: Device: Low level laser therapy Sponsor: Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan Recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 6 March 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Wen S. Zhou, Jane F. Wilson
CONCLUSION: There is preliminary evidence that the "surrounding the dragon" needling technique is a beneficial treatment for patients suffering from scar pain and other scar-related symptoms and can facilitate wound healing and make this process less painful. Further high-quality studies should be conducted to verify/quantify the efficacy of this method, to better understand the underlying mechanisms of action underlying the effects of scar needling and to establish an effective intervention protocol. PMID: 32228036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]