Bell's palsy according to Chinese Medicine

Related condition: Facial paralysis

What is bell's palsy?

Bell's palsy is characterised by facial muscle weakness or paralysis affecting 1 side of the face, which makes half of the face appear to droop. Smiles are one-sided, and the eye on the affected side resists closing. In most cases, the weakness is temporary and significantly improves over weeks.

What causes bell's palsy according to TCM?

There is 1 pattern of disharmony in our database - Yang Deficiency with Cold-Damp - that is associated with bell's palsy. TCM sees our body (and mind) as a holistic system in which health issues stem from imbalances, known as "patterns of disharmony". These patterns can manifest in a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, such as bell's palsy here.

For more details on "Yang Deficiency with Cold-Damp" and underlying causes behind bell's palsy, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for bell's palsy

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Individual herbs used in TCM for bell's palsy

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for bell's palsy

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with bell's palsy

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