[Randomized controlled study on reinforcing method of acupuncture for treatment of Bell's palsy at restoration stage]

Author: Wang S, Hu HC, Wang DS
Heilongjiang Research Institute of TCM, Harbin 150036, China. HLJwang@yahoo.com.cn
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2008 Feb
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 111-3 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 139

OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical therapeutic effect of reinforcing method of acupuncture on Bell's palsy at restoration stage. METHODS: One hundred and sixty cases were randomly divided into two groups: an observation group and a control group, 80 cases in each group. The observation group were treated by acupuncture with lifting-thrusting-twirling reinforcing method, and the control group by acupuncture without needling manipulation. The therapeutic effect, and changes of palsy index, degree of palsy and ENoG were observed. RESULTS: Reinforcing method of acupuncture could significantly improve palsy index, degree of palsy and maximal wave amplitude of ENoG; the cured and markedly effective rate was 91.3% in the observation group and 75.0% in the control group with a very significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: The reinforcing method of acupuncture can increase the therapeutic effect on Bell's palsy at restoration stage.
PMID: 18405154