Face and paralysis

paralysis/face symptoms


facial paralysis

Facial nerve palsy, in which half of the face suddenly stops moving. The emotional shock of losing the ability to move half of the face is immeasurable.

Bell’s palsy is caused by reactivation of the herpes simplex virus, and Ramsey-Hunt syndrome is caused by reactivation of the herpes zoster virus, both of which are treated with antiviral drugs and steroids to reduce nerve edema.

Acupuncture works to restore paralysis while applying needles to the paralyzed face, but the most important role of acupuncture is to restore the body’s strength.

Facial nerve paralysis is caused by the activity of a virus that is not a problem when the body is normally healthy. Acupuncture treatment to restore the body to its original healthy state will lead to a quick healing of facial paralysis.

Improvement of paralysis is gradual. Gradually, the eyelids will close, the wings of the nose will move, the corners of the mouth will turn up…and so on.

We have had various cases of Bell’s palsy, such as a recovery from a facial paralysis score of 12 (out of 40) to a score of 36-38, starting 3 weeks after the onset of Bell’s palsy. (Facial scores are measured at the hospital)

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Temporomandibular joint disorder

I am sometimes asked if TMJ disorder is the responsibility of dentistry or acupuncture.

They say that TMJ disorder is not so much about the bite as it is about softening the muscles around the TMJ.

Acupuncture is used to acupuncture the TMJ and also improves the condition of the neck and shoulders. There is a case in which a patient with difficulty opening his/her mouth was able to open it after receiving acupuncture and moxibustion. Treatment using acupuncture points is also used in dentistry.


Paralysis of the arm

I work with patients who have symptoms such as not being able to raise their arms by themselves and lifting the affected arm with their healthy arm. They come to our clinic for acupuncture and moxibustion because “I was told that surgery is an option, but there are risks with surgery, such as having a scalpel inserted in the front of the neck and not knowing if it will get better after surgery…” Many patients come to our clinic for acupuncture and moxibustion.

I explain that most of them have paralysis due to compression of nerve roots caused by deformation of the cervical vertebrae, so one course of treatment (once a week for 3 months) is necessary. Some patients have immediate improvement of paralysis in less than one course of treatment, while others take longer to improve.