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jmajbk (@jmajbk)

Hemifacial spasm

Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Jan 12, 2019 | Replies (3)

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Hi, @jmajbk. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sounds like you've dealt with the hemifacial spasm for many years now.

I'd like you to meet some others who have talked about hemifacial spasm in themselves or a loved one, like @gigi76 @jnetten @marti2018 @esumner @annamh @michelles123. I'd also like to introduce you to @johnbishop @hopeful33250 @jenniferhunter.

Since you mentioned that botulinum toxin (Botox) was the only thing that worked for a long time for your hemifacial spasms, wondering to what degree it helped you? Will you share more about the acupuncture – how you learned it might be helpful, what is involved in your treatments?

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Botox gave me about 90% relief. My acupuncturist tried a few different needle positions that were all helping but at the fourth session she had me lie on my chest and put 12 needles in my back and that must have triggered something. Since then I have noticed remarkable results. My twitching has been reduced dramatically.