Clinical observation on aligned needling in treating idiopathic blepharospasm
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- Du, H. & Yu, X. J. Acupunct. Tuina. Sci. (2013) 11: 101. doi:10.1007/s11726-013-0667-4
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To observe the clinical effect of aligned needling method in treating idiopathic blepharospasm.
Seventy-eight patients with idiopathic blepharospasm were randomized into two groups. Forty-six cases in the treatment group were treated with aligned needling method applied to orbicularis oculi muscles; 32 cases in the control group were treated with anticonvulsants. Therapeutic effects were compared after 3 treatment courses.
The total effective rate was 93.5% in the treatment group versus 75.0% in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05).
Aligned needling method applied to orbicularis oculi muscle has better therapeutic effect than anticonvulsants in treating blepharospasm.