Case Report – Pediatric Bell's Palsy Treatment with Acupuncture

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2017) Case Report – Pediatric Bell's Palsy Treatment with Acupuncture. International Journal of Chinese Medicine, 1 (4). pp. 113-115.

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Bell's palsy is a facial paralysis that affects one side of the face accompanied with facial weakness. The condition
is less common in children, but if it appears the possible causes are trauma, infections, tumor, inflammation or it may be idiopathic. In the 8 year old treated patient the condition appeared because of stressful situation, experiencing dreadful fright.The facial muscle weakness was present on the left side of the face with inability to close the eye and drooped corner of the mouth. Before coming to our clinic doctors prescribed him Neurobion, Amoksiklav and Acyclovir, but none of the medications helped him. Five days after the situation we started the acupuncture treatment in our clinic for Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Treatments were done once weekly, with duration of 35-40 minutes, indoor. After 10 treatments the function
of the facial muscles recovered completely, with normal muscle tone, full range of motion and no accompanying symptoms. In the treatment were used acupuncture points located on the meridians of Dumai, Liver, Stomach and Large Intestine. Acupuncture as part of the 5000 years old Traditional Chinese Medicine is very effective treatment and gave very fast and positive results in our pediatric patient with Bell's palsy, improving the condition fully.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 13:19
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 13:19

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