The Treatment of Facial Muscle Spasms with Acupuncture

Neurological

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.

Courtesy of:
Paulo Franco, Imtiaz Sidik and Sylvia Rodrigues
Medicorp
Rua Professor Vitor Fontes, n 10 E R/C
Telheiras
Lisboa
1600
Portugal
21-757 65 60

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