In 2016, Angelina Jolie was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s Palsy is a form of facial paralysis that can result from nerve damage, and symptoms can range from slight weakness to complete facial paralysis. The condition affects about 40,000 Americans a year.
She credited acupuncture for a full recovery. Acupuncture is so effective at treating the condition when done in a timely manner. Most Bell’s Palsy patients are under stress and in a state of exhaustion at that moment and then get this condition. Exhaustion will cause Qi deficiency; Stress will cause Qi stagnation. Qi deficiency and Qi stagnation of facial area lead to facial paralysis. (facial nerve and muscle can’t do their normal function)
Stimulation of the appropriate acu-points through acupuncture treatments helps to restore sufficient, continuous and even flow of Qi .
“One day in June my ear got infected. The pain was so bad that I couldn’t sleep. Visiting urgent care helped a little bit, but I still had difficulty falling asleep. About a week later, I suddenly couldn’t shut my left eye and the creases on my left forehead disappeared. When I tried to smile, the left half of my facial muscles had no strength and my mouth was skewed to the right. I didn’t know what was going on. On Sunday, I went to the ER and the doctor said it was Bell’s palsy and prescribed some meds. On Monday, I went to an ear, nose, and throat doctor and he gave the same diagnosis. After taking the meds, the ear infection gradually went away, but the Bell’s palsy didn’t improve much. This made me worried. A week later, on Friday, my wife mentioned that in Taiwan, acupuncture has been really effective for Bell’s palsy. She suggested that I might as well give it a shot. A friend recommended Dr. Fu.
When making my appointment, the front desk gave me a slot right away because it was palsy. Dr. Fu’s clinic was very comfortable, and he was a great person. During consultation, he thoroughly explained Bell’s palsy and the treatment plan. After a month of intensive treatment, the recovery has gone well..…read more”*
C. P. (Mission Viejo, CA)