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Bell’s Palsy Treatment and Recovery

Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy Treatment and Recovery

Acupuncture is the first line of treatment for Bell's Palsy, a form of facial paralysis where one side frequently droops far more than the other side. Here in the U.S., more and more acupuncturists who ably and frequently treat paralysis are able to turn Bell's Palsy around, or at the very least, significantly reduce the severity of its symptoms.

Bell’s Palsy can make you feel like a stroke victim!

One day you are fine and the next day you look in the mirror and half of your face droops to the floor.

You can’t even recognize yourself in the mirror!

It’s estimated that 93% of our communication is non-verbal and losing the ability to have normal facial functioning is a crucial part of normal communication with our loved ones and the world around us.

When you suffer from facial paralysis often you want to just go and hide.  It often feels too difficult and painful to face the world with a face that doesn’t work.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Bell's Palsy Treatment

Al had Bell’s Palsy since childhood.

It was easy to mistake him for a stroke victim.

To the complete surprise of both of us, after the first few sessions he began to experience muscle twitching and movement to muscles that had been inactive for years.

Al was thrilled and excited to see as we worked that he was regaining more of his smile than he had seen in decades.

Al’s case was very severe and had been there for decades. We did not get “normal” function back but being able to smile more than he had in his entire adult life in less than a dozen sessions was a joy and a blessing to both our hearts.  

I experienced a severe case of Bell’s Palsy at the age of two. This left me with limited use of the left side of my face for over 40 years. I was fortunate to meet with Tara for acupuncture treatment. After ten sessions, I was able to smile more than I have in my entire life! Great stuff!”

Albert R

Since then I have had the privilege of restoring normal facial movement to many men and women.

Bell's Palsy Recovery:

Here are some further testimonials from patients who have seen recovered from facial paralysis: 

Dina hadn’t even been properly diagnosed!
She suffered from three years of numbness in her face.
In just a few sessions, her face looked and felt completely normal!

Joe was another patient with a case of Bell’s Palsy that had persisted for years.
He had been to other acupuncturists but did not experience improvement.
He lived and worked a long way from Los Angeles, so we only had a few sessions together.  Joe was amazed at how we were able to activate and bring to life nerves and muscles in his face that had been asleep for years!  

It’s such a joy to see the happiness beaming from their eyes when they are able to smile and use their facial expressions they were born with!

When I count my blessings for this past year…you simply shine!! The numbness in my face That I had for over three years is gone. I completely attribute the diagnosis and cure to you 

Dina S

I am so impressed with the improvement Tara made to my Bell’s Palsy in just one session. This is particularly amazing as this facial paralysis has afflicted me for over three years. I have tried other acupuncturists without success. During Tara’s treatment, it felt as if I could feel all the previous inactive nerves and muscles firing. I can’t wait to get back to Los Angles for another treatment

Joseph B

If you're suffering from Bell's Palsy or any kind of facial paralysis, make an appointment to come and see me. Let me help you as I have others who suffered from this nasty condition

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If you would like to read more about Bell's Palsy, you can find a useful fact sheet here: NIH