Natural and Alternative Bells Palsy Treatment Options

Bells Palsy Treatment {introduction}

Bell's Palsy occurs when one of the two facial nerves in inflamed or damaged, and causes weakness or paralysis in the face. Symptoms of Bell's Palsy can appear suddenly and peak within 48 hours. Some of these symptoms include weakness, drooping of the eyelid or mouth, twitching, total paralysis, taste impairment and others. Bell's Palsy generally only affects one side of the face, however, rare cases exist in which both facial nerves have been damaged.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Bell's Palsy.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Bells Palsy

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

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Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan - Stroke, Bells Palsy Herbal Formula
Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan Stroke Recovery, Palsy Herbal Formula

Uses: Stroke Recovery, Bell's Palsy.  Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan, literally "Stroke Recovery Pills" in Chinese, promotes blood circulation to remove blood stasis, relaxes muscles and tendons...

Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

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Bells Palsy related articles

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Forum posts related to Bells Palsy

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  • Eric_Schmidt's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 03/03/2013 - 2:18pm
    Contributor ~ Eric_Schmidt

    Has anyone had good treatment success with a western condition called "Cervical Dystonia"? This particular case presents similar to Trigeminal Neuralgia with an added symptom of facial and tongue spasms - especially worse at night (with...

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  • henna's picture
    Submitted On Wed, 08/18/2010 - 4:26pm
    Contributor ~ henna

    Hello I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with or could help me with re-occurance of Bell's Palsy? In the past 20 years--have had 5 different times. Had all sorts of medical tests performed--nothing obvious. Was under the care...

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Below you will find the Tam Healing System points for people with Bell's Palsy and other facial paralysis issues.  These points are used within...

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Bells Palsy

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    Western herbs for Bells Palsy

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    Bells Palsy - Western Medicine Information

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