Acupuncture treatment in Bell’s palsy

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2018) Acupuncture treatment in Bell’s palsy. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), 17 (1). pp. 47-49. ISSN 2279-0853

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Facial nerve is the 7th cranial nerve. The palsy of this nerve is often idiopathic and known as Bells’
Palsy, but not always this term is synonymous with idiopathic facial nerve palsy. There are two facial nerves
one of each side of the face. Injury to the facial nerve can cause a social, psychological and physical defect.
From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), facial nerve palsy is caused by wind in the facial
channels. The Chinese name is Zhong Feng which means Wind Attack. 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. In this study are included 9 patients, 5 female and 4 male, on age
from 8 to 47, all diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. All patients were treated with acupuncture in a clinic for TCM and
acupuncture in Skopje, Macedonia by a doctor specialist in acupuncture. Despite the acupuncture treatments,
patients were prescribed tablets by their doctors. With individual number of treatments, we succeeded to help
the patients to heal naturally, regain the normal function of the facial muscles, restore the nerve function and
improve the Qi and Blood circulation in the facial area

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 14:33
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 14:33

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