Enhanced recovery from Bell's palsy with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine: A case report

Jessica Cooper, Yong Deng, Jeffrey Langland

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Abstract

This case report demonstrates the ability of acupuncture to enhance the recovery of a patient suffering from symptoms associated with Bell's palsy where conventional treatment had failed. Prior to acupuncture intervention, the patient had experienced acute facial paralysis and had been prescribed conventional allopathic medical treatment, resulting in minimal resolution of symptoms. Due to symptom persistence, the patient sought acupuncture treatment. Following four weeks of treatment, consisting of a specific acupuncture protocol along with a Chinese herbal prescription, noticeable recovery was observed. The patient reported a decrease in symptoms including jaw pain, paraesthesia of the lips and right-sided mouth and eye deviation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chinese Medicine
Issue number114
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • Acupuncture
  • Alternative medicine
  • Bell's palsy
  • Naturopathic medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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