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A Bell’s Palsy Patient Talks About His Experience With Acupuncture

Eric was a patient of mine suffering from Bell’s palsy. Here is a short interview of how he felt about acupuncture in Walla Walla before and after treatment. Dr. Califf: What was your life like before acupuncture? Eric: Well, it wasn’t very good. I was a full-blown patient of Bell’s palsy and I was not […]
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There is an Easy Treatment for Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy is believed to be the result of inflammation of the seventh cranial nerve (facial nerve) that leads to facial paralysis and distortion on the affected part of the face; it can affect facial functions such as the closing of the eyes, smiling, and eating. The development of this disorder from the manifestation of […]
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Causes of Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy comes about when the nerves responsible for the facial muscles become compressed or inflamed. There are no clear explanations as to what makes the facial nerve inflamed. Some medical experts believe that the nerve inflammation is caused by a virus, specifically a herpes virus although research on this is not sufficient enough to […]
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Bell’s Palsy Tests and Diagnosis

Medical History The unknown cause of facial paralysis or weakness on one side of a patient’s face is the most obvious symptom of Bell’s palsy. A person with this condition may also complain about other symptoms like drooling, hearing loss, impairment of taste, change in facial appearance, difficulty drinking and eating, changes in the amount […]
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Bell’s Palsy Symptoms

Bell’s palsy can strike all of a sudden without any warning. It can develop after a number of hours and fully manifesting within 3 days.  In about 80% of Bell’s palsy cases, the symptoms gradually disappear within weeks or even months. When a person first experiences Bell’s palsy, he/she may be worried and confused that […]
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Bell’s Palsy Preparing for Your Appointment

When seeking for resolution of your condition, you will need to first consult with your doctor. After observing you, your doctor may refer you to a specialist most likely a neurologist. Preparing for your appointment is a good idea since it helps you get to know more about your condition and help you prepare better […]
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