Bell’s Palsy & Trigeminal Neuralgia

Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for most types of pain of the face and head.  It is also the treatment of choice for acute facial paralysis.  ZiZai Dermatology’s acupuncturist Terry is specially trained to treat Bells’s Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Bell’s Palsy is a type of acute facial paralysis that affects one ​side of the face.  Acupuncture is one of the most helpful forms of treatment for this condition.  Treatment should be started as soon as possible when symptoms first develop.  Treatment is complete when symptoms are as resolved as reasonably as possible.

Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that affects the facial nerve and can cause severe pain of the face.  Acupuncture is remarkably effective to minimize this pain.  Initially, regularly scheduled treatments will be necessary to manage the pain.  As symptoms are reduced, fewer treatments are necessary.