Did You Know Bells palsy Improves with Acupuncture (in Anoka)?

Did You Know Bells Palsy Improves with Acupuncture (in Anoka)?

Bells Palsy

Yes, it’s true! Many are unaware that acupuncture is great for treating Bells Palsy.

The sooner the patient gets in, the better.

Acupuncture can help, especially in the acute stage of Bells Palsy.

What is Bells Palsy?

When facial nerve has inflammation or damage, facial weakness and paralysis may suddenly appear. Usually this is seen and felt on only one side of the face. Rarely, both sides are affected.

Motor function (or voluntary movement of the face) is affected with Bells Palsy, causing loose facial muscles.


  • Eyelid droop
  • Mouth droop
  • Difficulty with:
    • Closing Eye
    • Raising Eyebrow
    • Smile
    • Taste
    • Drinking (dribbling from corner of mouth)

Where on the Body is Acupuncture Administered?

Acupuncturists can help Bells Palsy using scalp points, facial points, distal points (hands/ feet/ legs/ arms).

Techniques are also used to help stimulate the face after Bells Palsy.

What Does Acupuncture Do?

Chinese Medicine treats Bells Palsy using acupuncture by treating the patient’s individual pattern.

This enables acupuncturists to treat the root cause and not just the symptoms seen.

At Ackerman Acupuncture, multiple modalities are used and patients with Bells Palsy regain lost motor functions of the face.

How Many Treatments?

Patients should expect to be treated with acupuncture 2-3 times per week until symptoms diminish.  As with any condition, the sooner the patient is treated with acupuncture, the better the outcome.

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Mike Ackerman, LAc. treats many pain issues, including Sports Injuries, Back pain, Sciatica and Plantar Fasciitis near Andover, MN.

Aleesha Ackerman, LAc. treats patients with headaches, migraines, weight issues, Women’s issues, digestion problems, Back Pain, hormonal imbalances like Thyroid Disease and Hot flashes near Ramsey, MN.

Acupuncture is great for treating all types of Pain, including Joint pain, inflammation, Headaches and migraines.


Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.


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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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