AcuTrials

Treatment of 86 cases of facial spasm by acupuncture and pressure on otopoints

Item

Title

Treatment of 86 cases of facial spasm by acupuncture and pressure on otopoints

Author(s)

Date

2000

volume

20(1)

pages

33-35

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

The combined method of acupuncture with pressure on otopoints (the combination group) was used to treat 86 patients with facial spasm; and simple acupuncture and simple pressure on otopoints were respectively applied in the other two groups of patients as controls. The total effective rates of the combination group, the acupuncture group and the pressure on otopoints group were 95.4%, 92.1% and 62.5% respectively; and the cure rates were 38.4%, 15.8% and 5% respectively. The differences in results of the three groups show statistically marked significance, indicating that the therapeutic effectiveness of the combined method of acupuncture with pressure on otopoints is better than the other two therapeutic methods

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

7 Weeks

has health condition studied

Stomatognathic Diseases

has study population number

86

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