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Author (up) Liang, F.; Li, Y.; Yu, S.; Li, C.; Hu, L.; Zhou, D.; Yuan, X.; Li, Y. url  openurl
  Title A multicentral randomized control study on clinical acupuncture treatment of Bell's palsy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 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 Abbreviated Journal J Tradit Chin Med  
  Volume 26 Issue 1 Pages 3-7  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Bell Palsy; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Moxa, Indirect; Massage; Moxibustion; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Cranial Nerve Diseases  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To confirm the clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture and moxibustion on Bell's palsy. METHODS: 480 cases from 4 hospitals were enrolled for this study, among whom 439 cases completed the whole course of the study. The patients were randomly divided into the following 3 groups, a control group(treated with prednisone, vitamin B1, vitamin B12 and dibazol), an acu-moxibustion group (treated with filiform needle plus moxibustion), and a basic treatment plus acu-moxibustion group (treated with oral medicine like those in the control group plus acupuncture, and with moxibustion like in the acu-moxibustion group). The whole treatment course lasted 4 weeks. The therapeutic effects were evaluated according to the symptoms and signs, House-Brackmann grading scale and facial disability indexes(FDI). RESULTS: All the 4 centers (hospitals) completed this study well, with no statistically significant difference found among the 4 centers in therapeutic effects. The patients with different conditions were well distributed in the 3 groups, thus the basic general data were comparable (P > 0.05). The therapeutic effects of the two treatment groups were better than the control group (respectively P < 0.05 and P < 0.01), and it was the best in the acu-moxibustion group (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture and moxibustion may exert definite therapeutic effects on Bell's palsy, better than that of the basic treatment group or the basic treatment plus acu-moxibustion group  
  Address The College of Acupuncture and Massage, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sichuan 610075, China  
  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 439  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Bell Palsy
  Disease Category Cranial Nerve Diseases OCSI Score 54  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 704  
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