Bell's palsy is a paralysis of cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Several conditions can cause a facial paralysis, e.g., brain tumor, stroke, and Lyme disease. However, if no specific cause can be identified, the condition is known as Bell's palsy. Named after Scottish anatomist Charles Bell, who first described it, Bell's palsy is the most common acute mononeuropathy (disease involving only one nerve), and is the most common cause of acute facial nerve paralysis.

Chinese medicine doctors have been treating this problem using acupuncture for thousands of years. Acupuncture can stop the paralysis developing and make it recover quickly. I have been treating this problem over 20 years, and have accumulated abundant clinical experiences. Most patients can recover within two to four weeks with my acupuncture treatment. I suggest that all the patients who suffer from this problem should treat it as early as possible with acupuncture. For the patients who have lost their best treatment chance, and have left some sequelae, you still have the opportunity to make your face beautiful and recover most functions back with my acupuncture treatment.

Points for attention: Initially, acupuncture should be applied once every other day; when the paralysis stops developing (normally after one week since the problem started), the patients can be treated 2-3 times a week. Most patients will recover within 2-4 weeks. If the patients are very weak, some tonic herbs may be applied.