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Can acupuncture help treat bell's palsy?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bells

Ordinarily accupuncture is not of benefit for bell's palsy.

In brief: Bells

Ordinarily accupuncture is not of benefit for bell's palsy.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care

In brief: Proven vs unproven

By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nerve injuries can be temp. Or permanent. Don't get scammed.

In brief: Proven vs unproven

By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nerve injuries can be temp. Or permanent. Don't get scammed.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
There is a reason that acupuncture has been around for over 3,000 years.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
So has faith healing ;-)
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Yes, there is an auricular acupuncture protocol that is for specific for bell's palsy.
See "auricualotherapy manual: chinese and western systems of ear acupuncture" by terry oleson, phd.

In brief: Yes

Yes, there is an auricular acupuncture protocol that is for specific for bell's palsy.
See "auricualotherapy manual: chinese and western systems of ear acupuncture" by terry oleson, phd.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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