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Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 101-103

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Clinical observation on aligned needling in treating idiopathic blepharospasm

  • Hai-ying DuAffiliated withOphthalmology Department, Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Email author 
  • , Xing-yuan YuAffiliated withOphthalmology Department, Dongfang Hospital Affiliated to Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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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.

Key Words

Acupuncture Therapy Needling Methods Blepharospasm

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