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Thursday 22 February 2007

[Observation on non-invasive electrode pulse electric stimulation for treatment of Bell's palsy]

By: Guo QH, Yan JZ, Yan WS, Xiao MZ.

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2006 Dec;26(12):857-8

OBJECTIVE: To explore non-invasive therapy for treatment of Bell palsy. METHODS: Two hundred and seventy-six were randomly divided into two groups, a treatment group and a control group, 138 cases in each group. The treatment group were treated with non-invasive electrode pulse electric stimulation at Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Sibai (ST 2), Qianzheng (Extra), Dicang (ST 4), and the control group with routine medicine (prednisone, dibazol, vitamine B complex and Qianzheng Powder), once each day, 10 days constituting one course. After two courses, their therapeutic effects were compared. RESULTS: The cured rate and the effective rate were 83.3% and 99.3% in the treatment group, and 48.5% and 88.4% in the control group respectively with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Non-invasive electrode pulse electric stimulation at facial points has obvious therapeutic effect on Bell palsy.

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