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Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy, Acupuncture Wellington

Updated: Dec 20, 2023


Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington and Bell's Palsy
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Bell's palsy is a common condition that affects the facial nerve, resulting in weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. Although the exact cause of Bell's palsy is not known, it is believed to involve inflammation or pressure on the facial nerve. There are various treatment options for Bell's palsy, including acupuncture, which is a form of traditional Chinese medicine.


Acupuncture is a medical practice that involves the insertion of needles into specific points on the body, known as acupuncture points. The goal of acupuncture is to balance the flow of energy in the body. It has been used for centuries in China and other parts of the world to treat a wide variety of conditions, including pain, migraines, stress, mental-emotional problems, muscular-skeletal issues, and chronic conditions.


Medical Journals have investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of Bell's palsy. A systematic review published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture in 2018 analyzed the results of multiple studies and concluded that acupuncture may be an effective treatment for Bell's palsy. The review found that acupuncture was able to significantly improve facial nerve function and reduce the duration of paralysis in patients with Bell's palsy.


Another study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004 investigated the effect of acupuncture on 60 patients with Bell's palsy. The patients were divided into two groups, with one group receiving acupuncture and the other group receiving conventional therapy. The study found that the acupuncture group had significantly better improvement in facial function compared to the conventional therapy group.


Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment option for Bell's palsy. It is a non-invasive and drug-free approach that may improve facial nerve function and reduce the duration of paralysis. However, it is important to note that acupuncture should be performed by a licensed and experienced practitioner to ensure proper technique and safety.


Acupuncture is an effective treatment option for Bell's palsy based on scientific research studies. Patients with Bell's palsy may benefit from incorporating acupuncture into their treatment plan under the guidance of a licensed and well-trained practitioner. As research continues to emerge, this Traditional Chinese Medicine technique will continue to gain more popularity as a therapy for this condition. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture Wellington, Let's discuss if acupuncture is right for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this help to answer most people's questions, or leave a comment below.


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