Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Bells Palsy - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of bells palsy generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

Bell's Palsy occurs when one of the two facial nerves in inflamed or damaged, and causes weakness or paralysis in the face. Symptoms of Bell's Palsy can appear suddenly and peak within 48 hours. Some of these symptoms include weakness, drooping of the eyelid or mouth, twitching, total paralysis, taste impairment and others. Bell's Palsy generally only affects one side of the face, however, rare cases exist in which both facial nerves have been damaged.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Bell's Palsy.

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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for bells palsy:

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The following (8) acupuncture points may be useful for bells palsy. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with bells palsy. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for bells palsy. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Bells Palsy

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
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