Acupuncture treatment For Bell’s Palsy or Facial Paralysis in Chennai
Facial palsy or Bell’s palsy (முக வாதம்) is when all the muscles on one side of the face suddenly weaken and become inactive. Bell’s palsy is also known as “Acute facial paralysis or Idiopathic facial palsy of unknown cause.” Meanwhile Acupuncture treatment for bell’s palsy or facial paralysis is the best way to recover.
It can happen to anyone, at any age. Since it comes suddenly, many people are afraid that something has happened in the brain and that they will have a stroke. But not so. It is a nerve related problem. Not a permanent problem but a temporary one. There is no need to worry or panic about this.
What is facial palsy?
A ‘Facial nerve’ comes from the brain to the face on each side. It enters the face through a narrow opening in the facial bone. The facial nerves coming to the respective area support the movement of the muscles there. If this nerve is affected for some reason, the muscles of the face will stop working. Then ‘facial palsy’ occurs only on that side of the face.
What is the reason?
It is not caused by high blood pressure as many people mistakenly believe. Most of the time it is caused by a virus. It is caused by various viruses such as adenovirus, flu virus, measles virus, rubella virus, measles virus which cause chest cold.
When any of these affect the facial nerve, the nerve becomes inflamed and swollen. Then the function of the nerve stops temporarily. Hence comes facial palsy. Some people have this without knowing the reason.
Who is more likely affect?
In general, it is more likely to occur in people who have frequent colds, people who live in cold climates, people with weakened immune systems, people with diabetes, and the elderly. It usually occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy and in the first week after delivery.
What are the symptoms?
Suddenly one side of the face becomes inactive. Opening the mouth is crooked. Can’t laugh. Difficulty closing the eyes on the affected face. Watery or dry eyes. Drooling on one side of the mouth. Some people get headaches. Still others have jaw pain. Pain may also occur behind the ear.
What are the problems?
Most of these symptoms will subside within a few weeks. However, the damage may take up to 6 months to fully heal. In very few people, the facial nerve is completely destroyed. Then, difficulty closing the eye on the affected side may persist. Eyes become very dry. An ulcer in the cornea of the eye may also cause vision problems.
There are no specific tests for facial arthritis. Regular blood tests to assess general fitness and blood tests for diabetes are required first. If the severity of the injury does not decrease, an EMG test is needed to determine how the facial muscles are functioning.
CT scan of the brain to determine if the facial nerve is being compressed by other causes. Scan or MRI There is also a scan.
What is the treatment?
Steroids are the most common treatment to reduce inflammation of the facial nerve. If it is confirmed that there is a viral infection, the pill is given. Pain pills are given for temporary relief. If the body has co-morbidities like diabetes, they will also need treatment.
Tablets and injections containing vitamins B6, B12, and zinc can help nourish the nerves. Eye drops can be used to keep the eye from drying out.
Acupuncture treatment for bell’s palsy or facial paralysis is very beneficial for this conditions,and give faster recovery than any other mode of treatment without any medication. Treatment for Bell’s Palsy or Facial Paralysis may take at least 2 to 6 months to recover fully.
Acupuncture treatment For Bell’s Palsy or Facial Paralysis in Chennai.
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