Facial Paralysis

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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of acupoint sticking therapy for facial paralysis. METHODS: Search the literatures in the whole paper databank of China figure medical library (Jan. 1994-Dec. 2004) and China Biomedical Literature Disk Databank (Jan. 1995-Dec. 2004). Meta-analysis was conducted with RevMan 4. 2. 5 software. RESULTS: Sixteen controlled trials involving 2 157 patients were included. Meta-analysis indicated that there was high statistically difference between the acupoint sticking therapy and simple acupuncture therapy or Western medicine therapy.

Author(s): 
Zhou, Xian-Gang
Yang, Chuang
Yang, Li-Xia
Zhong, Qu
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine

The objective is to analyze the treatment used in relatively high quality randomized controlled trials to identify any similarities of therapeutic approaches and subsequently present recommendations for a standard acupuncture procedure for the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis (PFP).

Author(s): 
Zheng, Hui
Li, Ying
Chen, Min
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of acupoint sticking therapy for facial paralysis. METHODS: Search the literatures in the whole paper databank of China figure medical library (Jan. 1994-Dec. 2004) and China Biomedical Literature Disk Databank (Jan. 1995-Dec. 2004). Meta-analysis was conducted with RevMan 4. 2. 5 software. RESULTS: Sixteen controlled trials involving 2 157 patients were included. Meta-analysis indicated that there was high statistically difference between the acupoint sticking therapy and simple acupuncture therapy or Western medicine therapy.

Author(s): 
Zhou, Xian-Gang
Yang, Chuang
Yang, Li-Xia
Zhong, Qu
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine

The objective is to analyze the treatment used in relatively high quality randomized controlled trials to identify any similarities of therapeutic approaches and subsequently present recommendations for a standard acupuncture procedure for the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis (PFP).

Author(s): 
Zheng, Hui
Li, Ying
Chen, Min
Publication Title: 
Revista De Neurologia

OBJECTIVES: This anthropological study forms part of field-work undertaken in Mahosik, a Tzeltal Maya community of 250 inhabitants in the Altos de Chiapas, to obtain insight into the neurological and psychosomatic pathology in an ethnic and cultural setting different to ours. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Accompanied by a Tzeltal translator we interviewed various witch-doctors and faith healers of the Tzeltal Maya tribe to find out their ideas about neurological and mental diseases and the treatments used.

Author(s): 
Carod, F. J.
Vázquez-Cabrera, C.
Publication Title: 
Acta Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica

A non exhaustive survey of physiotherapy methods and techniques in "soft E.N.T. treatment" is briefly described. Without using "strength or brutality" which might retard the patient's recovery, the physiotherapist should focus his efforts to regain optimal functioning of the affected structure. So, physiotherapy techniques such as relaxation, bio-feedback, massage, exercise and electrotherapy, are used for a successful treatment of headache, migraine, vertigo, peripheral facial palsy, neck, cervico-facial (awkward positioning) and temporo-mandibular joint problems.

Author(s): 
Leduc, A.
Decloedt, V.
Publication Title: 
HNO

Although acute idiopathic facial paresis is often labelled "Bell's palsy", historical studies show that Nicolaus Anton Friedreich (1761-1836) from Würzburg was the first physician to describe the typical symptoms of the disorder in 1797, approximately 24 years prior to the paper published by Sir Charles Bell. Diagnostics has now improved to the extent that acute idiopathic facial palsy can more frequently be assigned to etiologies caused by inflammatory disorders. Herpes simplex virus type I and Borrelia burgdorferi are particularly relevant.

Author(s): 
Wolf, S. R.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

OBJECTIVE: Möbius sequence is a rare congenital disorder with the primary diagnostic criteria of congenital facial and abducens nerve palsy. Involvement from other cranial nerves is common. Orofacial anomalies and limb malformations may be associated with the disorder. Mental retardation and autism have been reported in some. The aim of this study was to describe orofacial dysfunction observed in a prospective, multidisciplinary study of individuals with Möbius sequence. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with Möbius sequence, aged 2 months to 54 years, participated in the study.

Author(s): 
Sjögreen, L.
Andersson-Norinder, J.
Jacobsson, C.
Publication Title: 
Neurologia I Neurochirurgia Polska

Peripheral facial paresis is a serious clinical and social problem. The effect of physical therapy in 44 patients aged 13-80 was studied. Idiopathic peripheral facial paresis was the cause of mimic muscles dysfunction in 75% of our patients. Medical treatment was conducted according to the established program, consisting in applying combined physical, thermal, electrotherapeutic procedures, exercises and massage.

Author(s): 
Zgorzalewicz, M.
Łaksa, B.
Publication Title: 
The Australian Journal of Physiotherapy

QUESTION: What is the effect of mime therapy on facial symmetry and severity of paresis in people with facial nerve paresis? DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: 50 people recruited from the Outpatient department of two metropolitan hospitals with facial nerve paresis for more than nine months. INTERVENTION: The experimental group received three months of mime therapy consisting of massage, relaxation, inhibition of synkinesis, and co-ordination and emotional expression exercises. The control group was placed on a waiting list.

Author(s): 
Beurskens, Carien H. G.
Heymans, Peter G.

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