Whoever has experienced Bell's Palsy will let you know how disturbing the symptoms could be. One of the reasons it is [f=white]so disturbing is that it appears to occur to people out-of the blue - one day they are living their lives and things are good and another [f=white]day facial paralysis has struck. Doctors have a few possibilities for why it happens [f=white]and when these are ruled out - patients are told the cause is unknown.
The symptoms are serious! Failure to close the eye entirely causes serious [f=white]dry eye, which results vision and one's ability to get sufficient rest. Patients are walking on constantly applying eye-drops. The ending [f=white]of the mouth is affected also which makes it impossible to drink fluids and to control one's saliva. What I hear from individuals most of all will be the [f=white]embarrassment of being in the world with people and perhaps not to be able to communicate at full capacity. We take for granted how significant [f=white]facial expressions are when looking to make our way in the world.
Everybody who suffers with Bell's Palsy must seek out the aid of a skilled acupuncturist. Acupuncture will help greatly as it pertains to rehabilitating the muscles of the face. Acupuncturists see Bell's Palsy as an ailment that effect the meridians of the face, which in our medicine, is mostly the meridian of the stomach. Our treatment key is always to move power up towards the face and stimulate the flow of blood and fluids back once again to the facial paralysis institute. You may be wondering why Bell's Palsy affects the meridian of the stomach. To describe this, I'll explore some principle behind how energy is created and lost inside a body's energy system.
In Chinese medicine, energy originates from two different places. The foremost is the dynamic potential we're born with - in Western medi-cal terms this might be one's DNA or inheritance of genes from the mother and father. The second reason is the power the human body derives from food. This conversion of energy is believed to happen within the spleen and stomach in Chinese Medicine. When this system is poor, which it is frequently in Americans, a person is more prone to many fluctuations one of them being Bell's Palsy.
Within my practice I'm considering one's medical history and life style practices over the past several decades. How many children have they had, did they breast-feed their children, how have they taken care of themselves in terms of diet and nutrition, how they have taken care of themselves in terms of good wellness practices.
In terms of onset of the situation I'm considering whether there has been an extreme case of pressure or was the person confronted with extreme cases of cold or heat or moist. Temperature make a difference the onset of a destruction of the meridians of the face. The face is generally unprotected from the elements.
The top case-scenario for optimizing the effects of acupuncture is usually to be treated when possible after onset. Patients came to me up to two months after their recovery and onset is slower but remains assisted by acupuncture. The rate of recovery has regarding your age, the level of energy reserves your system has, how well you're processing, how nourishing your diet plan is and has been and how well you take care of your-self and did in the past.
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A number of people recover from the first onset but swear they've never fully recovered. Please don't be among these unfortunate people and improve your chances of recovery by seeing an experienced acupuncture physician in your neighborhood area.