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The Treatment of Sequela of Facial Nerve Palsy Using Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture : Case Report

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2009, 19(4), pp.175-188
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

추민규 1 박수곤 1 Kim Seon Jong 1 양미성 1 choi jin bong 1 Lee Hyun 2 조희근 1 정민영 1

1동신대학교
2대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : This study was performed to evaluate the effect of facial rejuvenation acupuncture on cases of sequela of facial nerve palsy. Methods : This study was carried out in respect of 5 cases of sequela of facial nerve palsy patients which had been treated in Dong-Shin university oriental hospital from 2009 year with House-Brackmann grading system(HBGS) above Grade Ⅳ. In this study the patients were treated by facial rejuvenation acupuncture. The effect of the treatment were evaluated via scales and picture. Results : After treatment with facial rejuvenation acupuncture, 5 patients improved H-B scale and symptoms of the sequela of facial nerve palsy. The average of H-B scale was increased from 3.2 to 6.4. There also formed forehead folds, better blinking of the eyes and improved asymmetry of the left and right face. Conclusions : In the study, facial rejuvenation acupuncture showed marked improvement in sequela of facial nerve palsy. Randomized-controlled trial for further evaluation will be needed in the future.

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