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acupuncture and bell s palsy

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Bells: Ordinarily accupuncture is not of benefit for bell's palsy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, there is an auricular acupuncture protocol that is for specific for bell's palsy. See "auricualotherapy manual: chinese and western systems of ea ... Read More
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Auricular acupunctur: Auricular acupuncture - face pt, forehead pt, facial nerve pt, point zero, shen men and thalamus pt per the "auriculotherapy manual chinees and west ... Read More
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not a problem: Mr. Sallone has half of his face paralyzed from birth from an obstetrical mishap. Whatever you're having acupuncture for, i hope it helps. Glad you're ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is fine. Exercise is good too.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Can try, but unlikel: Unfortunately, the death of central (brain) nerve cells is not reversible. However other nerves can take over function of dead nerves. I am a strong b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: Acupuncture may be useful for pain, however, and could be used as palliation, but will have no effect whatsoever on progressive bulbar palsy, a variat ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Bulbar palsy: I am not aware of acupuncture having any effect in treating a progressive bulbar palsy. I would recommend seeing a neurologist to assess the palsy and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Loss of nerve action: Bell's palsy is from dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve which activates the muscles of the face. It usually occurs suddenly, rarely has pain, b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Facial weakness!: Bell's palsy (named after sir charles bell an english physician) is an idiopathic(unknown cause!) unilateral facial paralysis affecting the entire one ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Yes Bell's palsy can recur. Debatable as to whether the palsy is responsible for the headache. Best to consult your GP for further investigation.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Uncommon: Bell's palsy is rare to begin with. The chance of getting it a second time (on the same or the other side) is the same as it was the first time. You ... Read More

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