Opportunities Of Acupuncture In Treatment Of Facial Nerve Neuropathy
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 567-572
AbstractNeuropathy of facial nerve (NFN) is actual problem in neurology, which is determined by the frequency of complications and the lack of a sufficiently effective treatment. In this research there are developed optimal methods of rehabilitation therapy of peripheral neuropathy of the facial nerve using acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, taking into account the peculiarities of clinical and functional changes depending on the timing of the disease. 64 outpatient records of patients (n = 64) aged from 16 to 60 years with a lesion of the facial nerve were analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups. The main group consisted of 34 patients who received acupuncture with electrostimulation together with pharmacotherapy. The control group included 30 patients who used pharmacotherapy. The use of A-IRT and ES together with pharmacotherapy made it more effective in restoring facial nerve neuropathy and its complications than using these methods separately from each other. Early use of these techniques in patients at the onset of the disease may be the cause of complete rejection of glucocorticoid, hormonal therapy, which makes it possible to optimize the rehabilitation of the facial nerve lesion based on the restoration of functions of the affected facial muscles.
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