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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Jun;27(6):463-6.

[Some problems in the literature of acupuncture treatment of peripheral facial paralysis and suggestions].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of TCM, Acupuncture, Massage & Physiotherapy, First Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050031, China. wangshengqiang57@163.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To raise some problems in the literature of acupuncture and moxibustion for treatment of peripheral facial paralysis and improving suggestions.

METHODS:

The CHKD system was used to search out 817 papers of acupuncture for treatment of peripheral facial paralysist, which were reviewed, organized and summarized.

RESULTS:

In the literature of acupuncture for treatment of peripheral facial paralysis, insufficient understanding in the relative information of clinical data, naming of intractable facial paralysis, differentiation between of the sequelae and complications, the criteria or cproblems in the literature and so on were found.

CONCLUSION:

There are some common and representative problems in these papers of acupuncture for treatment of peripheral facial paralysis, which may result in incorrect opinion about the theory and clinical study of acupuncture for treatment of peripheral facial paralysis. Sufficiently considering and resolving the above problems can not only improve the quality of the papers on acupuncture for treatment of peripheral facial paralysis as a whole, but also have active influence on both treatment and diagnosis of this disease.

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