Acupuncture for facial paralysis

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Acupuncture for facial paralysis

Post  murphy on Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:30 am

Facial paralysis

Facial paralysis, also known as Bell's palsy, is the stem mastoid hole acute suppurative inflammation caused by a peripheral facial paralysis. Its major clinical symptoms of the side (for rare bilateral) facial expression suddenly muscle paralysis, forehead wrinkles disappear, eyes expansion bifida, nasolabial fold flat, drooping mouth, face led to the contralateral so. The exact etiology of the disease is unknown so far. Facial paralysis, a tendency to self-healing, about 75% of the patients receive resume within weeks. However, the extent and severity of the disease if proper and timely treatment, the prognosis has important implications. Currently, the West no medical effects of drug treatment, commonly used therapy, physical therapy and other laws.
Modern acupuncture in the treatment of facial paralysis, began in the 1920s, a large number published in the 1950s after. Early tend tradition of Acupuncture and Moxibustion LAW, especially in the past 17 years, the new law acupoint stimulation gradually treatment for the disease. : Point Injection, wrist ankle acupuncture, a new thorn, ear acupuncture, intradermal injections, Sticking Point, Point implant, microwave, etc. needle. To improve the efficacy of a variety of acupoint stimulation often make comprehensive use. If the combination of acupuncture and cupping, prick deposited plus mustard, Chinese medicine with acupuncture, moxibustion and Point foam combination therapy, acupuncture and Infrared radiation, and the combination of acupuncture and massage.

1,Body acupuncture
Points
Main Points : Dichang, Shuigou, Quanniu, Sibai, Taiyang, Sizhukou, Yifeng, Jingming
Points allocation : Hegu, Neiting.

2,Body acupuncture

Prescription: Fengchi (GB 20), Jiache (ST 6), Di-cang (ST 4), Hegu (LI 4) and Taichong (LR 3).

Modification: For pain behind ear: Yifeng (TE 17) is added; for inability to close eyes, Yangbai (GB 14) and Cuanzhu (BL 2) are added; for flattening of nasolabial groove, Yingxiang (LI 20) is added; for deviation of na-solabial groove, Shuigou (GV 26) is added; for deviation of mentolabial groove, Chengjiang (CV 24) is added; for prolonged duration of illness, Zusanli (ST 36) is added.

Performance. Jiache (ST 6) and Dicang (ST 4) are needled horizontally toward each other; Yangbai (GB 14) is needled horizontally downward. The acupoints on the face are needled with mild reinforcing and reducing nee-dling techniques; Fengchi (GB 20) is needled with rota-ting and twirling techniques; Hegu (LI 4) and Taichong ( LR 3) are needled with reducing techniques; Zusanli (ST 36) is needled with reinforcing technique with the addition of moxibustion. The needling technique in the early stage should be mild.
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