Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy is caused by inflammation of the facial nerve in the internal auditory canal, but the cause of the inflammation is unknown. It results in impairment of facial movements on the affected side, including blinking. The condition can develop at any age, and in about 70% it resolves spontaneously without treatment, but slight or moderate facial weakness may also result.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of Bell’s Palsy, please download this factsheet.