Objective To probe into a new therapy with less pain, good therapeutic effect and convenience for facial palsy in acute stage. Methods Sixty cases were randomly divided into 2 groups, an observation group 8nd a control group, 30 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with routine acupuncture plus moxibustion on temperature-sensitive points, and the control group with the routine acupuncture. Their therapeutic effects were assessed by the criteria for assessment of facial nerve function stipulated by Japanese Institute for Resear-ching the Facial Nerve in 1997. Results There were significant differences in cumulative scores of symptoms before and after treatment in the two groups （both P〈0.01） and there was a significant difference in the cumulative score of symptoms after treatment between the two groups （P〈0.01）. The cured rate was 76.67% in the observatioh group and 50.00% in the control group with a significant difference between the two groups （P〈0.05）. The total effective rates were respectively 93.33% and 76.67% in the two groups with no significant difference between the two groups （P〉0.05）. Conclusion Both acupuncture combined with moxibustion on temperature-sensitive pointsi and simple acupuncture have good therapeutic effects on idiopathic facial palsy, but the observation group is better titan the control group.
Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Temperature-Sensitive Point＇s Moxibustion