Bell’s Palsy

Bell's Palsy

Bell’s Palsy is an uncommonly diagnosed condition that affects nerve function in the face. While most people who are diagnosed with this condition do recover fully after some time, some people who experience this medical condition do end up dealing with long-term nerve issues which may result in the inability to use facial muscles. Some people who deal with the long-term effects of Bell’s Palsy may end up diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy again in the future. Fortunately, people who are diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy can find relief from the use of treatments such as acupuncture.

Understanding More About Bell's Palsy

The exact causes of Bell’s Palsy are unknown. So, for people who experience this condition, it can come as a shock to them. For many people, living with this condition means waking up one morning and noticing differences in how their facial muscles are working. Bell’s Palsy is typically a non-permanent paralyzing of the face – typically on only one side. This temporary paralysis can make it difficult to perform tasks like eating and talking and can even affect how a person physically communicates through expression.

Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy

Acupuncture has been used for the treatment of Bell’s Palsy for thousands of years. For many people living with Bell’s Palsy, acupuncture treatment can be even more effective than traditional treatments in a medical setting. Specifically, acupuncture is used to help speed up the process of recovery for Bell’s Palsy. This means that people who have Bell’s Palsy can rely upon acupuncture to reduce symptoms of this condition sooner. However, it’s important to note that the sooner a person uses acupuncture to address symptoms of Bell’s Palsy, the sooner a person can expect results. Waiting to use acupuncture in the case of Bell’s Palsy can mean more treatment sessions and more time to receive expected and effective results.

It’s believed that acupuncture helps to relieve symptoms of Bell’s Palsy by helping to promote nerve function. Acupuncture can help to relieve blocked senses, like nerves, in the body by improving blood circulation. So, utilizing acupuncture can stimulate the nervous system and result in a reduction of symptoms of Bell’s Palsy and kickstart the healing process.

Using Acuzen for Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy

If you are experiencing symptoms of Bell’s Palsy, acupuncture is a good option for treatment in order to reduce symptoms and begin the process of healing. Dr. Tony at Acuzen has been providing acupuncture treatment sessions for years and is experienced in offering acupuncture sessions for Bell’s Palsy. Find out more about our acupuncture clinic located in Delray Beach and book your first consult today on our website.

Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

There are a number of common symptoms that characterize what it’s like to experience Bells Palsy such as:

  • drooping of one side of the face
  • trouble eating
  • inability to close an eye/eyes
  • trouble speaking
  • tearing of the eyes
  • relaxation in the corner of the mouth
  • reduction in taste
  • numbing of the side of the face that’s affected
  • pain of the ear
  • hearing sensitivity
  • dryness of the eye
  • trouble smiling or making other expressions on the face

Recent Studies

Acupuncture for Bell's palsy

Acupuncture for Bell's palsy

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Efficacy of Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Efficacy of Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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