Bell’s Palsy occurs when the facial nerve (7th cranial nerve) that controls facial muscles on one side of the face becomes swollen or inflamed. The face feels stiff, inflamed and half of the face appears to droop. The smile is one-sided and one eye resists closing. Bell’s Palsy can affect anyone, but rarely affects people under the age of 15 or over the age of 60.
For most people, symptoms improve within a few weeks or months with complete recovery in three to six months. About 10 percent will experience a recurrence of Bell’s Palsy, sometimes on the other side of the face. A small number of people continue to have some Bell’s Palsy signs and symptoms for life. If you think u have Bells Palsy, don’t waite, come in as soon as possible.
Treatments Needed: It depends on the duration, severity, nature of the complaint and or the ability for the body to heal itself. 3 to 20 or more treatments may be advisable to balance the body.
Most patients fall asleep during treatment and have no side effects!
Acupuncture prescriptions are specially designed for each patient, so points will be added or eliminated to balance the body!