Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 101–103 | Cite as

Clinical observation on aligned needling in treating idiopathic blepharospasm

Special Topic Study

Abstract

Objective

To observe the clinical effect of aligned needling method in treating idiopathic blepharospasm.

Methods

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.

Results

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).

Conclusion

Aligned needling method applied to orbicularis oculi muscle has better therapeutic effect than anticonvulsants in treating blepharospasm.

Key Words

Acupuncture Therapy Needling Methods Blepharospasm 

CLC Number

R246.82 

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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ophthalmology DepartmentHangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese MedicineHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Ophthalmology DepartmentDongfang Hospital Affiliated to Beijing University of Traditional Chinese MedicineBeijingChina

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