Bell's Palsy

Recovery from Bell’s Palsy – even after 6 months

In my clinical experience, I have seen many positive results for the treatment of Bell’s Palsy. The time frame for a full recovery when using Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be within a few months.

The majority of Bell’s Palsy sufferers recover without medications or treatments. This article explains the causes of those who have not made a complete recovery, even after 6 months.

Modern medicine suspects the culprit to be  infection and/or autoimmune responses. In full swing this leads to inflammation and swelling of the facial nerve, often causing paralysis and weakness of the muscles.

In Chinese Medicine treatment regulates the immune system and heals the body. The lingering infections and/or autoimmune responses are an imbalance in the body.

Common TCM syndromes we may diagnose patients with Bell’s Palsy are:

  • blood deficiency
  • blood stagnation or stasis
  • qi deficiency
  • qi stagnation
  • liver and Spleen disharmony
  • kidney deficiency

Patients may also display poor blood and peripheral circulation problems. These issues hinder the adequate nutrition required for proper muscle and nerve function.

In Traditional Chinese medicine we refer to this as:

  • blood deficiency leading to blood stagnation as well as
  • qi deficiency and stagnation

Often, they also display digestive disorders which affect the immune system. Most complain of bloating or indigestion – liver and spleen disharmony.

The immune response lies within our gut, and the health of our digestive system determines our immunity.

 

Patients may also experience:

  • fatigue
  • concentration or focus issues
  • sleep disturbances
  • feelings of stress or anxiety – a cause of the above syndromes too
  • as well as adrenal fatigue -kidney deficiency.

Treating the diagnosed syndrome allows us to realign the body’s functions, assisting in healing. Patients can see a quick and successful recovery. The causes are sometimes related to other aspects such as digestion.

It is very common for patients to experience better health in general, proving that Chinese Medicine is a holistic therapy.

About the Author Dr Jing Jing Yu

Dr Jing Jing Yu is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist.....Dr Yu is a 3rd generation Chinese Medicine Doctor in her family. Since a young age, she has grasped much of the theories, diagnostics and has incorporated them into a way of life for herself....