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80 cases of peripheral facial paralysis treated by acupuncture with vibrating shallow insertion

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Title

80 cases of peripheral facial paralysis treated by acupuncture with vibrating shallow insertion

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Date

1999

volume

19(1)

pages

44-47

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

Eighty cases of peripheral facial paralysis were treated by acupuncture with vibrating shallow insertion. The total effective rate was 98.75% and cure rate 88.75%. There was no significant difference in therapeutic effect as compared with the conventional electroacupuncture method (P > 0.5), suggesting that shallow puncture by vibratings can also yield satisfactory therapeutic results

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

7 Weeks

has health condition studied

Stomatognathic Diseases

has study population number

150

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