Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of acute facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the facial nerve. This causes an inability to control facial muscles on one side of the face. No specific cause is identified, and the condition is often self-limiting, with many people showing signs of improvement as early as 10 days after its onset, even without treatment. In others, corticosteroid therapy is necessary to improve outcome. Complications may include inability to close the eyelid, leading to eye infection, abnormal tearing, chronic facial spasm, and total facial paralysis. A prospective, randomized trial involving more than 300 […]Continue reading Intense Acupuncture May Improve Bell’s Palsy Symptoms
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