how acupuncture works for Bell's Palsy

Bell's Palsy, or partial facial paralysis, has been effectively treated with the use of acupuncture. Acupuncture increases the blood flow to and reduces swelling in the facial nerve thereby restoring normal nerve function.

Case Studies

Clinical study on acupuncture combined with moxibustion on temperature-sensitive points for treatment of Bell's palsy in the acute stage.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19186716

Effect of acupuncture in a patient with 7-year-history of Bell’s palsy.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18721078

Effect of acupuncture at three acupoints of eye on Bell’s Palsy.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18678159

Randomized controlled study on reinforcing method of acupuncture for treatment of Bell’s palsy at restoration stage.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18405154