Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and dates back thousands of years. It involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin or applying various other techniques to the acupuncture points to bring about healing.
Facial Paralysis is a disorder also known as "Ball's Palsy", in which the facial muscles of one side become (usually suddenly) weak or paralyzed. The paralysis causes distortion of the face and interferes with normal functions, such as closing the eye and eating. It is thought to be caused by inflammation of the facial nerve.
In TCM therapy especially acupuncture treatment has shown some effectiveness in treating this condition. According to TCM, Facial Paralysis is due to an obstruction disrupting the flow of circulation caused by pathogens invading the channels traversing the face. These obstructions prevent the vessels and muscles from receiving the necessary nourishment. The acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture thus helps to correct imbalances in the facial energy and circulation.
In summary, Chinese medicine and acupuncture on a regular basis can significantly improve results and help to resolve this condition.