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J Acupunct Res > Volume 30(2); 2013 > Article
Published online April 21, 2013.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.13045/kamms.2013008   
Effect of Bloodletting Therapeutics Complex Therapy on Peripheral Facial Paralysis Patients with Back of the Affected Ear Pain
Myung Jin Oh, Ho Sueb Song
Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Gachon University
*Corresponding author.
Ho Sueb Song
Tel: +82-70-7120-5012   Email: hssong70@gachon.ac.kr
Objectives : This study was done for reporting the effect of bloodletting therapeutics on peripheral facial paralysis patients with back of the affected ear pain.

Methods :
We investigated 37 cases of peripheral facial paralysis patients with postauricular pain, and devided patients into two groups : We treated one group by complex oriental medical treatment with bloodletting therapeutics, and did the other group by complex oriental medical treatment without bloodletting therapeutics. Visual analogue scale(VAS) and gross grading system of House-Brackmann(H-B grade) and at baseline and final were used for evaluating the effect of the treatment.

Results :
1. In bloodletting therapeutics group and non-bloodletting therapeutics group, compared with baseline, at final, VAS and H-B grade was significantly decreased. 2. At final, bloodletting therapeutics group showed significant decrease on VAS and H-B grade compared with non-bloodletting therapeutics group.

Conclusions :
Bloodletting therapeutics showed significant improvement in peripheral facial palsy with postauricular pain.
Keywords: Peripheral facial palsy; Postauricular pain; Bloodletting therapeutics; VAS; H-B grade

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