By Liu J; Jiang D; Yu M; Yang J.
[Observation on 63 cases of facial paralysis treated with acupuncture].
Chen Tzu Yen Chiu Acupuncture Research, 1992, 17(2):85-6, 89.
Abstract: Sixty-Three cases with facial paralysis were treated mainly by
acupuncture combining with point injection. The main points selected were ; Yangbai (GB14), Wai Jingming (BL1), Sibai (ST2), Yingxiang (LI20), Dicang
(ST4), Jiache (ST6), Quanliao (ST18) and Qianzheng. The points were used
alternatively. Auxiliary points: for type of deficiency of both qi and
blood, Zusanli (ST36), and Sanyinjiao (SJ6) were added: for type of
disharmony between Ying and Wei, Fengchi (GB20) and Hegu (LT4) were added;
for type of stagnancy of qi and blood, Weiguan (TES) and Taichong (LR3)
were added; for type of wind-heat stagnating collaterals, Yifeng (TH17) and
Yanglingquan (GB34) were added.
10 out of 60 cases, which showed no
remarkable effectiveness after two courses, injection of vitamin B1 and
vitamin B12 to facial points combined with Hegu (LI4) point on opposite
side was performed. Therapeutic results: 31 cases (49.2%) were cured, 15
cases (23.8%) markedly effective, 16 cases (25.4%) effective and 1 case