Monday, February 20, 2012

The Treatment of Facial Muscle Spasms with Acupuncture

Chief Complaint: Facial Muscle Spasms
Age: 51
Sex: F
98/09/15
Symptoms The patient has had face muscle spasm and ticks for one year; It gets worse in the Summer; She feels numbness on the face; Has dream-disturbed sleep and if she doesn急 sleep well thick is worse; Has loose stools (once a day); After defecation feels anus prolapse; Poor appetite; Quick temper, has high blood pressure for ten years. Tongue: purplish, white coating.
Pulse: thready, wiry.
Aetiology and Pathogeny
Liver-Yang rising causing internal Wind of Deficiency type. Liver-Yang attacks the Spleen causing symptoms, such as poor appetite, loose stools, anus prolapse and sticky white coating.
Diagnosis
Liver-Yang is rising affecting the Spleen.
Principle of Treatment
Subdue Liver-Wind.
Acupuncture Points
Taichong (Liv 3);
Tongziliao (GB 1);
Sibai (St 2);
Quanliao (SI 18);
Fengchi (GB 20): to eliminate the Wind;
Hegu (LI 4);
Zusanli (St 36).
Note: All points are needled on the left side.
98/09/16
Symptoms
The patient still feels some spasms.
Acupuncture Points
Same points.
98/09/17
Symptoms
The patient is much better, almost normal.
Acupuncture Points
Same points.
98/09/18
Symptoms
The patient is much better.
Acupuncture Points
Same points.
98/09/21
Symptoms
The patient feels normal, almost perfect. Only very occasionally she has a small tick.
Acupuncture Points
Same points.

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