I have written and told dystonia patients: dystonia is only an outside manifestation (symptoms and signs) of inner side brain injury or degeneration / disorder at the basal ganglion area. In theory, for structural brain damage, there is no way to “cure” this problem. In conventional medicine, there are several drugs (including Botox) which could diminish the symptoms and surgery would try to injure certain normal areas to reach the balance.
However, if you using Chinese medicine, after a long-term treatment, say more than half year, we may reach the balance and “clinically Cure” the dystonia (which means controlled very well).
We have had several cases of dystonia in China and in USA, after continuous treatments with acupuncture and Chinese herbal tea, where the patients’ dystonia symptoms are very, very occasionally obscure. You could basically could stop the acupuncture and Chinese herbology. But they do need maintenance, say acupuncture once every week or two, otherwise the symptoms returned (they should be mild treatments).
For the short-term acupuncture or Chinese herbal treatments, patients may get temporary improvements, but this may not create a stable cure.