Case Study of Jung-an Acupuncture on the Sequelae of Peripheral Facial Palsy

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J Korean Acupunct Moxib Soc. 2013;30(3):155-163
Publication date (electronic) : 2013 June 20
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Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon University
*Corresponding author : Department of Korean Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Cheonan Oriental Hospital of Daejeon University, 621, Dujeong-dong, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 331-958, Republic of Korea Tel : +82-41-521-7579 E-mail :
Received 2013 May 11; Revised 2013 June 10; Accepted 2013 June 11.


Objectives :

This study was designed to evaluate the effect of Jung-an acupuncture on the sequelae of peripheral facial palsy.

Methods :

Four patients suffering from sequelae of peripheral facial palsy were treated with Jung-an acupuncture. Yanagihara’s total scores, the scale of Peitersen grades and picture, before and after the Jung-an acupuncture treatment were compared to evaluate its treatment efficacy.

Results :

Yanagihara’s total score of all subjects were increased. Peitersen grades of all subjects were decreased.

Conclusions :

As indicated by unequivocal increase in all subjects’ Yanagihara and Peitersen scores, Jung-an Acupuncture treatment is effective in alleviating the sequelae of peripheral facial palsy. Randomized-controlled trial for further evaluation is necessary to verify the results and findings of this study.


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