Can We Have Acupuncture To Treat 7th Nerve Palsy?

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Acupuncture for 7th nerve palsy is proven to be effective for the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis. This article will help you know more about this method of treating facial paralysis and mouth distortion.
Can we have acupuncture to treat 7th nerve palsy?
Can we have acupuncture to treat 7th nerve palsy?

Overview of facial paralysis/7th nerve palsy

Facial paralysis, mouth distortion, or peripheral 7th nerve palsy are relatively common (rate 1:70). The disease is caused by a cold infection, 7th nerve damage, or caused by virus. The disease has obvious signs such as loss of facial muscles, distorted mouth, paralysis of the sided eye that cannot be closed, etc.

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Acupuncture for 7th nerve palsy treatment

Peripheral facial paralysis is caused by leprosy, which invades the coherence of the three yang meridians in the face, causing poor blood and qi regulation. Making the mouth distorted, the eyelids on the side are pinched and unable to close.

To treat the disease, acupuncture is an effective method, helping the patient quickly improve the distortion of the mouth and restore the movement function of the facial muscles. Depending on the cause of the disease, which is concluded after examination, acupuncture will be conducted at different acupoints.

Facial paralysis, mouth distortion due to cold infection

For the case of facial paralysis due to cold infection, in Chinese medicine called cold infection in the meridians. Therefore, the treatment of facial paralysis or the treatment of 7th nerve palsy with acupuncture will be the area where the circulation is cold and the meridians are active.

The acupoints: Zanzhu and Jingming, Sizhukong, Yangbai, Chengqi, Tongziliao, Yingxiang, Dicang and Jiache, Quanliao, Yifeng, He Gu.

Frequency: Once every 1 – 2 days. Each acupuncture session takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Using electro-acupuncture combined with hydro-acupuncture will give a faster recovery effect.

7th nerve palsy due to trauma

Peripheral 7th nerve palsy due to trauma, in traditional medicines, is called blood stasis in the meridians. The treatment is blood circulation.

The acupoints: Zanzhu and Jingming, Sizhukong, Yangbai, Chengqi, Tongziliao, Dicang and Jiache, Yingxiang, He Gu, Yifeng, Quanliao. Zusanli Châm Xuehai.

Frequency: Once every 1-2 days. 20-30 minutes each time. Treatment can be combined with hydro-acupuncture, electrolysis, and physical therapy to increase the effectiveness of treatment.

Peripheral facial paralysis due to viral infection

Facial paralysis caused by a virus invasion, in traditional medicine, is called fever in the meridians. The treatment is cooling blood circulation (in case the patient has a fever) and enhance blood circulation.

The acupoints: Zanzhu and Jingming, Sizhukong, Yangbai, Tongziliao, Chengqi, Yingxiang, Dicang and Jiache, Quanliao, Yifeng, He Gu, Neiting, Quchi.

Frequency: Once every 1-2 days. Each treatment takes 20-30 minutes. Use strong electromagnet.

When should we have acupuncture for facial paralysis treatment?

Acupuncture is a method for patients with early detection and treatment of facial paralysis, and the cause is not due to peripheral 7th nerve rupture.

Should we have acupuncture for those having prolonged facial paralysis?

For those who have 7th nerve palsy for years, the success rate of treatment with acupuncture is very low, even with almost no progress. In this case, a surgical method to treat facial paralysis is the most effective method. However, patients must find a hospital that has experience in facial paralysis surgery.

Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital has successfully performed many cases of facial paralysis and distorted mouth. Thanks to that, lots of patients choose Gangwhoo for treatment and restore their normal face.

Images of our customers before & after facial paralysis treatment at Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital

Images of our customers before & after facial paralysis treatment at Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital

Images of our customers before & after facial paralysis treatment at Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital

Husband brought wife across the country to have facial paralysis treatment

Review for facial paralysis – Give back the perfect smile for customer who suffered from 7th nerve palsy for 7 years

Her only happiness is to have back a normal smile after countless times of unsuccessful facial paralysis treatments

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