Bell’s palsy can be treated effectively with acupuncture. Knowing that acupuncture works on this ailment, and the knowing that western medicine treatment for Bell’s palsy is sometimes not effective, made Desert Health Acupuncture decided to start offering treatment for this difficult condition. Life can Bell’s palsy can be very difficult to live with for sufferers. Sometimes doctors can determine a cause of this illness and other times nothing can be determined so the diagnosis goes to cause not known. Essentially Bells’ palsy is partial facial paralysis. Sufferers deal with a variety of conditions on the side of the face that has Bell’s palsy include the inability to close the eye, the inability to close the mouth all the way, the inability to control liquids or one’s saliva and the reduced ability to communicate fully.
Sufferers of Bell’s palsy may not be aware of it, but acupuncture is very often effective in treating this ailment. The primary focus with acupuncture when treating Bell’s palsy is to target the meridian’s of the face which for the most part is the meridian of the stomach. The treatment modality focuses moving energy to the face and stimulating the flow of fluids and blood back to the muscles of the face. The human body has two inherent sources of energy potential. First one is energy we have from birth from our parents and the second is the energy we get from food through the stomach and the spleen. When this system has problems or is weakened, issues such as Bell’s palsy develop.
On a practical level an acupuncturist will look at medical history and lifestyle habits over one’s lifetime. They will also look at diet, nutrition, wellness, child bearing history and if it applies to the gender, breast feeding. Another set of causational issues of Bell’s palsy looked at are stress and bad weather.
Ideally acupuncture treatment for Bell’s palsy should start right after the onset of any systems of the illness. Doing immediate treatment gets the meridians back in balance and brings the body’s energy levels back in line quickly. All medical issues need to be looked at including diet, wellness, stress and of course, lifestyle habits such as sleep and alcohol use. Immediate treatment is the most important action that can be taken to head off and solve the problems associated with Bell’s palsy.
Desert Health Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic, and Albuquerque acupuncture clinic, is located in Albuquerque, NM near the corner of Comanche and Carlisle in the North East Heights of the city. Their address is 3500 Comanche NE, BLDG A, Suite 3, Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Abbey Theroux and Dr. Erin Keetso are D.O.M.’s and they are licensed by the State of New Mexico. The treatment chronic pain conditions like Bell’s palsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, back pain, pregnancy discomfort, and other maladies.
Dr. Abbey Theroux
3500 Comanche NE, Bldg A, Suite 3
Albuquerque, NM 87107