Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy - AcuSpa Serves the Greater Orlando Area
"Dr. Dippenworth's Bell's Palsy treatments had a positive effect on the movement in my face after the first two appointments. After only seven treatments, my Bell's palsy is unnoticeable to others, and almost completely gone." A.G. Orlando, FL
Acupuncture is often very successful in relieving the pain and facial paralysis that comes with the Bell’s Palsy condition, especially when treatment is begun within the first two weeks of diagnosis. Heat is a valuable therapeutic tool in acupuncture, and is often used in Bell's Palsy treatment--especially by traditional Chinese practitioners.
Moxibustion treatment is done by holding a lit, herbal moxa stick over pressure points or inserted needles for 5 to 15 minutes to clear obstructions in the Qi pathways and encourage energy flow. Moxibustion promotes healing by stimulating your body's immune system, restoring nerve sensation and improving muscle function. Another mainstay of Chinese medicine is cupping, a form of acupuncture therapy is used to increase circulation, remove "stuck" energy and draw out harmful toxins in Bell's Palsy patients.
Bell's Palsy cases respond much better to acupuncture treatment when it is combined with herbal therapy, your acupuncturist may recommend an herbal blend to complement your therapy plan. Chinese herbs have three basic functions--to kill harmful bacteria or viruses, strengthen your body and promote a balanced system that leads to overall health. While you can buy herbal remedies at a local health food store, Chinese-trained practitioners are skilled in creating safe, balanced combinations of plant, mineral and flower substances to address hard-to-cure conditions such as Bell's Palsy.
Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy is used to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with Bell's Palsy. Acupuncture helps us achieve balance and control, comfort and focus, and joy in living. We have a lot of potential in our bodies but at times it can be misguided. The needles are very slender. They are about the thickness of two human hairs. Treatments are always carried out with sterile and disposable needles. They are used once and then discarded. All needles are approved by the FDA. Most insertions are just beneath the skin`s surface which enables the skilled acupuncture practitioner to place a needle with little or no sensation.