Best Acupuncturists Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach Dr. Stefanie Bennett

Facial muscles paralyzed? Dropping eyes? Slurred speech? Pain of Bell’s palsy? We are here to help!

What is Bell’s Palsy?

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States are affected by temporary paralysis of the face known as Bell’s Palsy. The condition often comes about overnight, as some people wake up with facial muscles paralyzed and on one side of the face. Common symptoms include swelling and inflammation that affect the symmetry of the face and difficulty smiling or closing eyes with tearing. Your speech may also be blurred, and you may have mild numbness and pain. 

The cause of Bells’s palsy is thought to be temporary damage to the cranial facial nerve, which controls muscles on one side of the face.

Each case is different, but studies have shown that acupuncture may provide up to 60-70% improvement rates – even for those experiencing chronic Bell’s palsy.

Acupuncture is known to promote the effective functioning of the nervous system, and Dr. Bennett has treated Bell’s palsy successfully in her 20 years in practice.

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Results vary for each person, especially when accounting for other medical and lifestyle factors.


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