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TCM Solution for Facial Paralysis and Facial Spasm

Clinical Research Paper # 2
Clinical Observation on 40 Cases of Peripheral Facial Paralysis Treated with Wrist-Ankle
Acupuncture

Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2001
Li Liangping, (Pingshan People’s Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 51811)

Purpose: To investigate the therapeutic effect of Wrist-Ankle acupuncture treatment for peripheral
facial paralysis.

Method: Wrist-Ankle acupuncture was used for observation group (40 cases) and regular
acupuncture for the control group (30 cases). The patients in both groups were treated once per day.

Result: There was no significant difference between the observation group and the control group in
the therapeutic effect and the treated days (P>0.05), but there was a significant difference between
the two groups in the relation between the treated sessions and the therapeutic effect (P<0.005).
See tables below.

Table #1
Comparison of Therapeutic Effect









  •    Completely cured: Facial expression and movement of facial muscles were back to normal
   without linger.
  •    Significantly improvement: Facial expression and movement of facial muscles were mostly
   recovered. But there was some lingers.                                                                            
  •    Some improvement: Facial expression and movement of facial muscles were better.
  •    No effect: No significant change after 40 day treatment.

Table #2
Comparison of Treated Days Needed for Completely Cured Cases in Two Groups









Table #3
Comparison of Treatment Sessions Needed for Completely Cured Cases in Two Groups








Conclusion: Wrist-Ankle acupuncture has advantages of less treatment sessions.

Key Words: Facial Paralysis; Acupuncture Therapy; Wrist-Ankle Acupuncture.

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Group
Casas
Completely
Recovered
Significant
Improvement
Some
Improvement
No Effect
Total
Effective Rate
Observation
40
30
4
3
3
92.5%
Control
30
19
3
3
5
83.3%
Group
Cases
< 5 Days
5 - 10 Days
10 - 20 Days
> 20 Days
Observation
30
1
8
13
8
Control
19
1
3
8
7
Group
Cases
< 5 Sessions
5 - 10
Sessions
10 - 20m
Sessions
> 20 Sessions
Observation
30
3
14
13
0
Control
19
1
3
8
7