Acupuncture treatment in facial nerve palsy

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica (2017) Acupuncture treatment in facial nerve palsy. In: First International Symposium for Traditional Chinese Medicine, 06 Dec 2017, Stip, Macedonia.

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Introduction - Facial nerve is the 7th cranial nerve. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), facial nerve palsy is caused by wind in the facial channels. According to TCM the facial channels are full with normal healthy bodily substance. If the channels are not full, there is some deficiency of Blood, Qi or Yin and the wind may get into the channels. Facial nerve palsy can be successfully treated with acupuncture.
Material and methods – In the research are included 62 patients, 34 male and 28 female, all diagnoses with facial nerve palsy. All patients were treated with acupuncture, on the same acupuncture points located on the meridians of Liver, Dumai, Large Intestine and Stomach and Ashi (trigger) points. Patient data was collected from the archive of treated patients in the last 10 years in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje. In the treatment were used fine sterile disposable needles. Treatments were made indoor, with duration of 35-40 minutes.
Results – According to the analyzed results, there were more male (34) than female (28) patients. Patients were on age from 11 to 81, with the most common age group from 40 to 50 years old. Most of the patients made from 5 to 10 treatments to achieve the results. After the treatments, the pain and all the accompanying symptoms were gone and all patients were successfully treated.
Discussion – With individual number of treatments, it was succeeded to help the patients to heal naturally, regain their normal function of the facial muscles, restore the nerve function and improve the Qi and Blood circulation in the facial area.
Conclusion – Acupuncture as part of the 5000 years old TCM gives very positive and satisfying results in the treatment of facial nerve palsy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 14:34
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 14:34

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