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Hemifacial Spasm Treated with Acupuncture and Electro-acupuncture in 2 Patients: Case Report

반축얼굴경련증 환자 2례에 대한 침 및 침전기 자극술 치험례

  • Received : 2016.12.03
  • Accepted : 2016.12.14
  • Published : 2017.01.31

Abstract

Hemifacial spasm is a facial nerve disorder characterized by episodic involuntary facial muscle contraction. In this study, the effect of Acupuncture and Electro- acupuncture therapy for two patient with hemifascial spasm were evaluated. Two patients with hemifacial spasm were treated with Acupuncture and Electro-acupuncture and evaluated with Scott's scale and Treatment satisfaction grade. In Case 1, the grade of spasm intensity classified by Scott's description improved from 3 to 1. In Case 2, the grade improved from 4 to 2. Patients were satisfied with the treatment in both cases. Acupuncture and Electro-acupuncture seem to be effective in the treatment of hemifacial spasm.

Keywords

Hemifacial spasm;Acupuncture;Electro-acupuncture

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