BELL'S PALSY AND POST STROKE REHABILITATION

 
 

Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a disorder of the facial nerve, which causes paralysis on one side of the face. The facial nerve controls muscle function from the top of the eye down to the chin causing the whole side of the face to droop and appear expressionless. It typically comes on suddenly, lasts for a few weeks, and gradually goes away. Although there is no known cause for Bell’s palsy, but Chinese medicine and Acupuncture can be an extremely effective treatment at any stage of Bell’s palsy. Although, the condition is usually self-limiting there are many cases where acupuncture alone can increase muscle control and tone dramatically.

Multiple Sclerosis

Because Multiple Sclerosis damages myelin in the central nervous system, the disease interferes with messages between the body and the brain. Acupuncture can improve the effects of this disease by releasing endorphins and peptides in the brain, which adjust sensory information between the brain and body.

Peripheral Neuropathy

For some people it is experienced as the uncomfortable sensation of “pins and needles” or burning pain at their hands or feet. Others may suffer even more extreme symptoms such as muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction. Though there are more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathies in existence, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of development, and prognosis, the symptoms can vary as much as the cause. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is very beneficial in treating Peripheral Neuropathy. Acupressure services and Acupuncture services can enhance your metabolism and blood circulation smoothly.

Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include:

  • Numbness or insensitivity to pain or temperature
  • Tingling, burning, or prickling sensation
  • Sharp, burning pain or cramps
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch, even a light touch
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Paralysis

Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that Peripheral neuropathy is due to dampness moving to the limbs, where it obstructs the flow of Qi (energy) and Blood within them. The treatment is twofold, to treat the underlying factor that is causing this dampness to accumulate and to directly facilitate the circulation of Qi and Blood in the affected area. By improving the circulation, the nerve tissues of the affected area can be nourished to repair the nerve functions and reduce pain. Peripheral neuropathy is a symptom for many different patterns of disharmony within the body. Oriental Medicine aims to treat each individual uniquely depending on what caused the neuropathy and how it manifests.

Post Stroke Rehabilitation

A major factor in recuperating from a stroke is the treatment chosen for recovery, which plays a vital role in determining their quality of life after a cerebral accident. Acupuncture can play a crucial role in these patients rehabilitation and help to alleviate and reduce symptoms such as: hemiplegic, muscle spasticity, aphasia, dysphasia or difficulties swallowing, dementia, mental processes impairment, depression, as well as urinary incontinence and retention.