Thursday, February 27, 2014

Acupuncture and Bell's Palsy

Recently I treated another case of Bell's Palsy. Bell's Palsy is a condition that affects the nerves in the face, causing one sided paralysis. This typically manifests as drooping of the eyelid, cheek, and mouth. It comes on very suddenly, within a few days, and can be very distressing.

Typically the standard treatment is to give corticosteroids, which reduce the inflammation of the nerves and therefore improve their function. Unfortunately this is rarely 100% effective, and typically the recommendation to "wait it out" is given. If nothing more is done, there is usually a 95% recovery within 3 months or so.

If you have been reading my blog, you know now that acupuncture does an excellent job of reducing and eliminating inflammation, as well as stimulating nervous function, making it a perfect treatment for this disease.

My most recent case treated had a 95% improvement within 2 weeks, not 3 months, and after the 3rd week of treatment feels no symptoms at all.

This is just one of many cases I have treated, and one of hundreds of successes I have knowledge of within the acupuncture community. If you or a loved one develop this condition, don't hesitate to contact an acupuncturist for immediate treatment.

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