Case Report of Acupuncture Treatment for Sensitive Nerve Paralysis in Lower Labial Mentum Area Caused by Tooth Extraction

Ikuemon Katayama, Shan Fu Xia, Kazuo Fujieda, You Ichimura, Tadashi Katayama
Second Clinical Medical College Beijing Medical University, Beijing China. School of Dentistry MeikaiUniversity Saitama Japan.

Any dental clinic can provide an experience in sensitive nerve paralysis followed by tooth extraction, however an example of every curing case will seldom to appear among the patients admitted to its services. Though a meticulous correction of all dental and medical complications will do much to aid the patient, much of the emotional unrest for the dentists while curing paralyzed area is due to unsure feeling produced by their disorientation on a medical suit, misidentifications and misinterpretations may lead to catastrophic results.

Dr. Schwartz has already revealed in 1973 that 66% among 1291 patients experienced sensitive nerve paralysis after tooth extraction. Of the patients with paralyzed areas, 418 cases were unreversible and 58 cases instituted to the medical suit against dentists, he reported. Hence, this repoet deseribed one of six caces of successful acupuncture treatment for the sensitive nerve paralysis appealing numbness, abnormal gestation, ptyalism, occlusal and burned trauma.


The meridians selected for the acupuncture treatment were as follows : (names in Japanese) for the facial meridan points and (names in Japanese) for the oral meridan points, primarily an interval of 30 min daily acupuncture treatment were repeated 7 to 10 times, and the treatment intervals were prolonged to the weekly according to the results of efficacies. When the signs of recovery was unclear, additional meridans were selected for the treatment.

In case of glossal nervous paralysis remained, the treatment by oral meridian points and soft laser irradiation were appliced.


The curing processes of the paralysis were observed in order of the following steps:

1.Completely paralyzed,

2. Recovery begun,

3. Numbness remained,

4. Sensory impulse registering,

5. Slight recovery in angulue oris,

6. Labial paralysis concluded,

7. Trival paralysis remains in mentum,

8. Paralysis disappeared, and

9. Complete recovery.

(Results and discussion)

Most patients face sensitive nerve paralysis with courage, hope, a willingness to place their trust in others, and a capacity to endure. They do this quietly, not seeking paraise but simply because this is the way they made. an acupuncture treatment has proposed that therapy done not for the immediate good of the patient but for the general welfare of mankind should be carried out by those who do not simultaneously have responsibility for the clinical care of the subject.