Case for flaccid tongue treated by Guan's tongue acupuncture

Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yu-hua ZHAOAbstractIn this article, one proved case of flaccid tongue treated by Guan's tongue acupuncture was introduced by the three-step method of “puncture, prick, and swallowing”. This case was an elderly female patient with Parkinson disease, which had the main clinical symptoms of flaccid and weak tongue, and speech and swallowing disorder, and was diagnosed as flaccid tongue (deficiency of the both qi and blood, and deficiency syndrome of liver and kidney). The patient received diagnosis and treatment based on an overall analysis of its dialectical characteristics, using the five acupoints of Heart, Jīnjīn (金津EX-HN12), Yùyè (玉液EX-HN13), Tongue root acupoint 1, and Tongue root acupoint 2 in total. First, the four acupoints of EX-HN12, EX-HN13, Tongue root acupoint 1, and Tongue root acupoint 2 were punctured successively, and then using the reinforcing method, the Heart on the tongue surface was pricked. Finally, the patient was advised to make a slow swallowing action. Through tongue acupuncture therapy for 6 times, the patient's speech and swallowing function was improved, which achieved a satisfactory therapeutic effects.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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