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Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Neuroscience

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Effect of Acupuncture on bells palsy

Author(s): Hui Nie

Bells palsy is a common disease in Chinese clinic in the UK, in particular the persistent symptoms of Bells palsy. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine TCM showed therapeutic effect on this condition through a combination with western medication in the early stage. TCM can help to eliminate virus, regulate facial blood circulation, reduce nerve swelling and inflammation, promote nerve rehabilitation, and improve nerve function. This enables many patients to have a quick and complete recovery. Although TCM treatment can be used in different period of Bells palsy, it could be used as early as possible, in particularly at the first month of illness. Here I report three cases to show that using TCM treatment with corticosteroid in the early stage of Bells palsy makes quick and complete recovery outcome.