Acupuncture Treats Partial Facial Paralysis (near Andover, MN)
Reasons for Partial Facial Paralysis or Numbness:
- Bell’s Palsy
- Virus/ Infection of Facial Nerve
- Cancer/ Tumor
Whether due to Bell’s palsy, Stroke, Brain tumor or other cause, partial facial paralysis and or facial numbness is treated using Acupuncture in Anoka, MN.
Signs/ Symptoms of Bell’s palsy:
- Difficulty smiling
- Difficulty closing one eye
- One-sided eyelid droop
- Unable to drink/ dribbling from one-side of lip
The first sign of Bell’s palsy may be simply waking up one morning with half of your face suddenly drooping.
The quicker one has acupuncture treatment after Bell’s palsy attack, the more likely it will resolve without long-term nerve damage from inflammation.
How Acupuncture Treats Partial Facial Paralysis:
Acupuncture lowers inflammation of the facial nerve.
Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM disease patterns are viewed differently than Western Medicine.
-This different perspective affords licensed acupuncturists the ability to approach and treat Partial Facial Paralysis differently.
TCM disease patterns involve “Evils” in nature which may attack the body when defense is low, i.e., lowered immunity. “Wind Evil” attacks the face in this case.
This often happens during times of great stress or sudden change in one’s life.
In TCM Partial Facial Paralysis may be seen as a pattern involving the body being under attack by the element “Wind.”
Wind may attack the outside of the body. However, it may attack further and make it to the inside of the body if at the time of attack, the body is not strong enough to ward it off.
A pattern of “Internal Wind” then results.
Like a powerful gust of wind coming seemingly out of nowhere in nature to suddenly strike, so can Partial Facial Paralysis.
Acupuncture Treats the Root Cause of Facial Paralysis:
TCM also seeks to find the root cause of the patient’s main complaint. In this case of Partial Facial Paralysis, your licensed acupuncturist may ask you about what was going on at the time you were struck with Facial Paralysis and how stress affects any ongoing facial tics or muscle spasm/ muscle weakness in the face.
A complete acupuncture intake will be done including an extensive interview process (some questions will seem un-related) to determine how to treat your pattern along with how you as an individual are presenting in your overall body constitution within that pattern.
How long is an Acupuncture Appointment?
Your first acupuncture appointment lasts 60-90 minutes, depending on your main complaint.
- Your first appointment includes intake and acupuncture treatment.
- Intake (questions) lasts about 30-60 minutes.
- Acupuncture (treatment) lasts about 25-30 minutes.
- Your first acupuncture intake and treatment will be 60-90 minutes total.
Why Get Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Complimentary Medicine which is safe, non-habit forming and a non-invasive medical treatment.
At Ackerman Acupuncture and Massage in Anoka we are receiving more and more patient referrals from local doctors who are recognizing the value of acupuncture for Pain Relief and Wellness, whether for Bell’s palsy, neck pain, back pain, Overuse, Sports Injury pain relief.
Call 763-477-1338 Today to Schedule your Free Consultation.
Thanks for Reading!
Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc
Aleesha and Mike Ackerman, LAc treat all types of pain with acupuncture.
This article is not intended to replace any health care.
No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.
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