Bell’s palsy, also known as acute peripheral facial palsy of unknown cause and can occur at any age. It’s believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the nerves that controls the muscle on one side of your face which caused by viral or bacterial infection. Bell’s palsy and stroke has similar symptom which is one side facial paralysis, BUT these two diseases ISN’T THE SAME!
Bell’s Palsy symptoms
There are two types of treatment method available for Bell’s Palsy patient which using herbal formula and/or acupuncture. For the beginning stage, herbal prescription will be given to fight the virus and reduce the inflammation. Then, patient will be given herbal prescription to help and speed up the recovery of nerves damage as well as facial muscle. At the same time, patient also need to undergo acupuncture session to improve blood and Qi circulation to the facial muscle, hence strengthen the facial muscle.
Bell’s Palsy can be divided into 5 stages from early stage to severe stage. For the beginning stage, full recovery can be seen between 1-2 months. However, if the patient in the severe stage, it needs more time to achieve full recovery. Lastly, to increase the chance of full recovery, patient needs to start the treatment as early as possible!