top of page

Natural recovery from Bell's Palsy using Acupuncture




Bell's Palsy is characterized by the sudden weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face, Bell's Palsy can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. This condition often leads to drooping of the face, drooling, difficulty closing the eye on the affected side, and loss of facial expression. The exact cause of Bell's Palsy is unknown, but it is often linked to viral infections, such as the herpes simplex virus.


Western Treatments for Bell's Palsy


When diagnosed with Bell's Palsy, the standard Western treatment typically involves a combination of medications and physical therapy. The primary medications used are corticosteroids, like prednisone, which reduce inflammation and swelling. Antiviral drugs may also be prescribed if a viral infection is suspected to be the cause. Physical therapy exercises are recommended to stimulate the facial muscles and prevent permanent muscle contractures. In severe cases, surgical options might be considered, although this is rare.


Despite these treatments, recovery can be slow and incomplete, leaving many patients searching for alternative solutions. This is where acupuncture, a cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), shines as a natural and effective alternative.


Bell's palsy is one of the most common conditions we treat at Bodhi. Our Bell's Palsy protocol includes the use of electro-acupuncture, bio-electric therapy and facial acupuncture to aid in the recovery. The number of treatments a patient will need is highly dependent on how long the condition has persisted. The sooner patients come to see us, the faster we can help restore the function of the facial nerves and muscles.


Why Acupuncture is a Better Option for Bell's Palsy


Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing and restore balance. This ancient practice has been gaining recognition for its efficacy in treating various conditions, including Bell's Palsy. Here’s why acupuncture is considered a superior option for many patients:


  1. Promotes Faster Recovery: Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture can significantly accelerate the healing process. By stimulating blood flow and reducing inflammation, acupuncture helps restore nerve function more quickly than traditional treatments alone. Our bio-electric therapy boosts these results by increasing the available cellular energy which can renew the nerves affected.

  2. Reduces Inflammation and Pain: The insertion of needles at specific acupuncture points and stimulation at specific electrical frequencies of them triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. This reduces pain and inflammation in the affected areas, offering relief from discomfort associated with Bell's Palsy.

  3. Improves Facial Muscle Function: Our protocols work by enhancing the flow of Qi (vital energy) and blood to the facial muscles, promoting muscle strength and coordination. This helps in regaining control over facial expressions more effectively.

  4. Holistic Approach: Unlike Western treatments that often focus solely on the symptoms, we address the root cause of the imbalance in the body. This holistic approach ensures a more comprehensive and lasting recovery.

  5. Few to No Side Effects: While corticosteroids and other medications can have undesirable side effects, we provide a natural treatment with minimal risks.


Natural Recovery and Beyond


While Bell's Palsy can be a daunting diagnosis, there is hope in natural recovery methods like the ones we offer at Bodhi rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This ancient practice not only addresses the symptoms of Bell's Palsy but also promotes overall well-being.


With our Acupuncture and Bio-electric protocols we are able to help patients recover from Bell's palsy. If you are looking for Bells palsy recovery treatment in Melbourne FL contact us at 321-312-0771 to find out if we can help you too.


3 views

Comments


bottom of page