1. What is Facial Nerve Paralysis?
Facial nerve paralysis, also known as facial nerve palsy, is the most common disease in cranial neuropathy.
Clinically, there are central facial paralysis and peripheral facial paralysis.
The clinical manifestations are peripheral facial nerve palsy on the affected side such as crooked mouth and eyes, inability to close one eye and face, thickening or disappearance of forehead lines, and inability to move the corners of the mouth.
Central facial paralysis is usually caused by cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral infarction, and peripheral facial paralysis is usually caused by facial neuritis or facial sensation.
2. How Does TCM Acupuncture Help in Treating Facial Nerve Paralysis?
Acupuncture can improve the condition of facial nerve paralysis.
Acupuncture points can dredge the meridians, reconcile yin and yang, and achieve therapeutic effects.
Usually, the acupuncture points are Taiyang, Yangbai, Dicang, Touqianche, Sibai, Yingxiang, Hegu, and Foot Li, etc., Treatment duration about 45 minutes.
Initial stage 3 times a day, then twice per week, when facial paralysis gradually returns to normal, can cut down to once a month.
3. Can Facial Nerve Paralysis Be Avoided?
Yes. If it is peripheral facial paralysis caused by wind-chill, we can avoid wind-chill by improving the body’s resistance and immunity.
If it is a central facial palsy caused by cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral infarction, it is advisable to manage your blood pressure, blood lipids, blood viscosity, blood sugar, etc., to avoid cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral infarction.
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