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Facial Paralysis
Facial paralysis, known as peripheral facial paralysis in Western medicine, is characterized by deviation of the mouth and eye.
【Treatment】
(1) Acupuncture

                                Facial Paralysis

Treating principles: To promote blood circulation to dredge meridians, and regulate muscles, for which acupuncture and moxibustion are used together with the uniform reinforcing-reducing method
Prescription: Points on the face and along the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming:
Fengchi (GB20), Yifeng (TE17), Jiache (ST6), Dicang (ST4), Hegu (LI4), Taichong (LR3)
(2) Electro-acupuncture
An electric stimulator is used.  The sparse or dense waves are adopted for 10~15 minutes.
(3) Dermal Needling
It is used for cases at the early stage or cases with stiffness of the face, sequelae of facial paralysis.
【Remarks】
(1) Acupuncture is most effective for facial paralysis.  At present, because of its safety and favorable, it is the first  choice    in  the treatment of facial paralysis.
(2) Mild stimulation is given to cases at the initial stage.


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