Bell’s Palsy And Neuropathy Treated By Acupuncture
Peripheral neuropathy and Bell’s Palsy are different disorders, both causing severe effects to the quality of life. For most, Bell’s Palsy is a temporary condition, but some suffer long term. As it affects one’s appearance by causing paralysis to the side of the face and muscle twitching, many patients begin avoiding social interaction and suffer low self-esteem.
All types of neuropathy can cause devastating symptoms from uncomfortable sensations like “pins and needles” to a burning pain in the hands or feet or more extreme symptoms like paralysis and muscle wasting which can severely impact quality of life.
Whether you’ve suffered for a long period of time or were recently diagnosed, you should know that both conditions can be successfully treated with acupuncture. Our clinic has helped Bell’s Palsy and Neuropathy patients recover and return to normal daily activities and a better night’s rest.
How our physicians can make the difference
Our physicians can help you heal and return to a higher quality of life through their extensive acupuncture and herbal training and western medicine training from top universities. Together they have practiced acupuncture for over 55 years and have trained thousands of Acupuncturists in the U.S. and China as well as having all proper credentials.
Through an understanding of the devastating effects these conditions can have on your life, our physicians utilize a treatment style emphasizing approachability, care with kindness and compassion to heal mind, body and spirit.
We have helped many patients who were living in misery restore their good health through the miraculous effects of acupuncture.
How acupuncture can help heal these conditions
For Bell’s Palsy, acupuncture treatments serve to improve blood circulation, nourishing the muscles and restoring nerve and muscle function. Treatments also enhance the body’s defenses by strengthening the immune system.
Treatments begin by focusing on acupuncture points at the back of the head and on the face, corresponding to the paralyzed facial muscles. Electro-acupuncture performed by stimulating several needles to enhance the effect, may be used in more severe cases; cupping is frequently used as an adjunct to acupuncture.
For neuropathy, traditional Chinese medicine believes the condition develops due to humidity or dampness going through the limbs and blocking energy flow, or Qi, and blood within them. Treatment involves determining the root cause of accumulation of dampness, then directly aiding the blood and Qi circulation.
Acupuncture improves circulation, reviving nerve functions to reduce pain. Peripheral neuropathy is a symptom of many types of disharmony within the body; Chinese medicine treats each individual uniquely depending on the root cause and how it is manifested.
Acupuncture’s proven results for Bell’s Palsy and Neuropathy
One recent study found 94 percent of Bell’s Palsy patients recovered facial function within six months of treatments. Assistant professor Dr. Jian Kong of Harvard Medical School stated, “By inserting needles in the face, this increases blood flow to the area in order to provide more nutrition to the nerves and help the inflammation to diminish to people can recover.”
Stockholm, Sweden researchers studied the effects of acupuncture on neuropathic pain over a six-week period. Over half reported significant favorable effects. A U.K. study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture to manage chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and found 82% of patients reported symptom improvement following six weeks of treatments.
Let us help you heal and return to a higher quality of life as quickly as possible
Even if you’ve tried everything Western or other alternative medicine has to offer, we can help you restore your life and enjoy it the way it was meant to be!