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ELECTROACUPUNCTURE

    ELECTROACUPUNCTURE

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    ;56?WorldJ.Acup-Mar.Vo1.11,No.4,December,2001 ;ELECTROACUPUNCTURETREATMENToF

    ;126CASESOFPROSOPALGIA

    ;LiLanmin(李兰敏)ZhangLifu(张立夫)

    ;DepartmentofPhysiotherapy,BeijingMilitaryCommandGeneralHospital,

    ;BeijingJ00700,China

    ;Prosopalgiaisflcommonalgeticdiseasein ;clinicandisoftenseenintheagedpeople.Itis ;characterizedasparoxysmalattack,shocklike

    ;colic,orlacerativeviolentpain,difficulttobe ;controlledbymedicineandhasflhigherinci. ;dence,etc..Inrecentyears,theauthoradopted ;electroacupuncture(EA)therapytotreatitand ;achievedflgoodresult.Hereisthereport. ;1CLINICALDATA

    ;AIlthe126casesinthispaperwereoutpa

    ;tientsandin-patientsfromourhospital,includ

    ;ing76malesand50females.Theoldestwas80

    ;yearsandtheyoungest23years.Mostofthem ;werefrom46to70years.Thelongestduration ;ofdiseasewas5yearsandtheshortest7days. ;Theneuralgiainvolvingthesecondandthird ;brancheswasseeninmajorityofthesepatients. ;MostofthemhadtriedtreatmentwithWestern ;andChineseherbalmedicinesbutwithoutany ;apparenttherapeuticeffect.Thustheyvisited

     ;ourdepartmentaskingforacupuncturetreat

    ;ment.

    ;2TREATMENTMETHoDS

    ;2.1Therapeuticprinciple:

    ;Dredgingmeridiansandpromotingblood ;circulation.

    ;2.2Acupointselection:

    ;Forneuralgiainvolvingthefirstbranch, ;Taiyang(EXHN5),Yuyao(EX.HN4),

    ;Shangguan(GB3),Cuanzhu(BL2)andJing

    ;ming(BL1);forpaininvolvingthesecondand ;thirdbranches,Xiaguan(ST7),Sibai(ST2), ;Quanliao(SI18),Jiache(ST6),Daying(ST ;5),Yingxiang(LI20)andDicang(ST4),sup.

;plementedwithYifeng(TE17).

    ;2.3Needlingmethodandtherapeuticcourses: ;Thepatientwasaskedtotakesupineposi.

     ;tionfirst.Afterroutinesterilizationoftheacu

    ;pointarea,tookfiliformneedles(1.0to1.5 ;tunlong)toinsertstraightintotheseacupoints ;onebyone.Afterinsertionandachieving ;needlingsensations,theseneedlesweremanipu

    ;latedwithuniformreinforcingreducingmethod

    ;forflmoment.Thentheneedlehandleswere ;connectedtoflMultifunctionalEATherapeutic ;Apparatusforstimulatingtheacupointswith ;continuouswaves,frequencyof30cycles/min ;andfltolerablestrength.Thetreatmentwasgiv

    ;enonceeveryday,about50mineverytime, ;with15timesbeingfltherapeuticcourse. ;2.4Criteriaforassessingthetherapeuticeffect ;Cured:Aftertreatment,theneuralgiadis

    ;appearedcompletelyandmorethanone—year’s

    ;f0l10wupshowednorelapse.

    ;Markedlyeffective:Painoccurredoccasion

    ;allybutdidnotaffectpatient’snormalworkand

;Iife.

    ;Improved:Theneuralgiawasrelievedin ;severityanddecreasedinoccurrencefrequency ;abovehalfandattackingduration.

    ;Ineffective:Aftertreatment,thepatient’s

    ;subjectivesymptomshadnoapparentchanges. ;

    ;WorldJ.Acup-Mox.Vo1.11,No.4,December,2001?57? ;3RESULTS

    ;Afteracupuncturetreatment,ofthe126 ;cases,59(47%)werecured,46(36%)hadre

    ;markableimprovement,19(15%)wereallevi

    ;atedand2(2%)failedintreatment.Thetotal ;effectiveratewas98%.

    ;4TYPICALCASE

    ;MrLi,aged65years,anofficeworker,his ;firstvisitwasonMarch21,1999.Hecom

    ;plainedofhavinggotrightretroauricularpainfor ;7daysatthattreatmenttime.Hedidnotpay ;muchattentiontoit,gradually,thepainspread ;tothemandibularregionandthemouthangle ;andpresentedflknifecuttingcolic.Hecouldnot

;eatanythingandcouldnotfallasleep.Treat

    ;mentwithWesternandChineseherbalmedicines ;didnotworkwel1.Itwasdiagnosedasprosopal

    ;gia.Hecametoourdepartmentaskingfor ;acupuncturetreatment.AcupointsXiaguan(ST ;7),Jiache(ST6),Chengjiang(CV24),

    ;Yingxiang(LI20)Yifeng(TE17)andHegu ;(LI4)werepuncturedperpendicularlyandstim

    ;ulatedwithuniformreinforcing.-reducingmanip.- ;ulation.Thentheneedlehandleswereconnected ;toflMultifunctionalEATherapeuticApparatus ;forstimulatingtheacupointswithelectricalpuls

    ;es.Thetreatmentwasconductedoncedaily. ;Followingonetreatment,hisneuralgiawasre

    ;lievedsignificantly,theattackfrequencywasde

    ;creased,andhecouldhaveflsmallamountof ;foodandcouldfallasleep.Following12sessions ;oftreatment,hisclinicalsymptomsdisappeared ;basicallyandafterfltotalof15sessionsoftreat

    ;ment,hissymptomsdisappearedcompletely.He ;wenttoworknormally.Oneyear’Sfollowup

    ;showednorelapse.

;5CoMMENTS

    ;Trigeminalneuralgiabelongstothecatego

    ;ryoffacialpainintraditionalChinesemedicine.

    ;AcupunctureofShangguan(GB3),Xiaguan ;(ST7),Jiache(ST6),Daying(ST5),etc. ;canclearawaytheaccumulatedheatandwind

    ;toxinintheYangmingMeridian,dredgemeridi

    ;ansandregulateqiandblood,relievingneural

    ;giaatlast.

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