Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versão ISSN 1025-0255
BARRANCO PEDRAZA, Leonor María; DE ZAYAS OLAZABAL, Mónica; DE LA TORRE ROSES, Marlen e DIAZ BRITO, Yoimi. Treatment of the facial paralysis by cold wind with Tuina massage. AMC [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.6, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1025-0255.
Background: numerous investigations guarantee the utility of treatments of Traditional and Natural Medicine in facial paralysis with satisfactory results. Objective: to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment for facial paralysis by cold wind with tuina massage. Method: an intervention study to determine the effectiveness of the treatment for facial paralysis by cold wind with tuina massage was conducted in adults belonging to the district "Julio Antonio Mella" of Camagüey city, from january 1st, 2007 to june 30, 2008. The universe was constituted by forty-one patients being conformed the sample by thirty-three of them. Data were processed in a Pentium microcomputer, the used methods were: descriptive statistic using distribution of frequency. Results: of the accompanying symptoms, hyposlalia presented bigger incidence. There was no prevalence as far as sex, contrary to the age that was mostly represented in the age group from 18 to 28 years. Conclusions: better answer to the treatment presented patients that were attended before the five days. The antecedent of diabetes mellitus repelled negatively in the evolution of the studied cases. It was proven that all the patients modified the grade of neurological lesion in a favorable way. Most of the cases, when concluding the treatment, eliminated the facial paralysis, for what is evidenced that this treatment with tuina massage is effective. No adverse reactions to the treatment showed up.
Palavras-chave : massage [utilization]; facial paralysis [therapy]; cold temperature [adverse effects].