Bell’s Palsy: I didn’t know acupuncture could treat that!

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Did you know that acupuncture often can help with Bell’s Palsy? Bell’s Palsy is a condition in which a person experiences paralysis or weakness of the face, often on half of the face. It usually comes on suddenly (usually overnight) and sometimes goes away after several weeks or months, but sometimes becomes permanent. There are some treatments in Western medicine, but acupuncture is definitely worth a try in addition to any other treatments.

It’s important to remember that the sooner a patient with Bell’s Palsy comes in for treatment, the better the chance that the acupuncture will help to reverse the condition. We often see cases in the spring and fall, so be sure to keep us in mind if you or someone you know develops this condition.