A sudden paralysis of the face or part of the face is known as Idiopathic facial paralysis or Bell’s palsy. It is a unilateral paralysis of your face caused by dysfunction of your facial nerve, which may be preceded by pain behind the ear or taste disorders. It may result in either partial or complete paralysis of the facial mimics.
This condition may also be accompanied by symptoms like loss of taste, an inability to control salivation, and reduced sensations in the skin of the face.
Most often, there are no obvious reasons, despite detailed clinical and laboratory testing, for facial palsy onset.
Facial Paralysis Treated with Acupuncture
The symptoms of Bell’s Palsy can be minimized and a quicker recovery may be seen when Acupuncture therapy is applied. Treatment for paralysis of any part of the body usually involves electro-acupuncture to help stimulate the muscles and nerves in the paralyzed area.
Acupuncture treatment is a holistic approach which addresses any imbalances, deficiencies, or excesses in the body in order to restore function to the facial nerve and muscles
The literature has demonstrated the efficacy of this therapy, using electromyography, to confirm that acupuncture combined with electrical stimulation can reverse peripheral facial paralysis in a short period of time.
The heart rate is controlled by electrical impulses that originate in the sinus node, which is located in the right atrium, or upper chamber, of the heart. Cardiac arrhythmia or heart rate abnormalities increase mortality and diminish quality of life.
Heart rate abnormalities Managed with Acupuncture
According to many studies reviewed in the literature, 87% to 100% of participants converted to normal sinus rhythm after acupuncture. Acupuncture seems to be effective in treating several cardiac arrhythmias.
In a groundbreaking laboratory experiment, the researchers proved that acupuncture prevents atrial fibrillation through restoration and remodeling of the right atrial appendage.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy that may be applied, in conjunction with Western medicine, to prevent atrial fibrillation and exert an anti-arrhythmic effect, thus managing heart rate abnormalities.
Furthermore, the autonomic nervous system dynamically controls the response of the body to a range of external and internal stimuli, providing physiological stability. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a measure of the naturally occurring beat-to-beat changes in heart rate. It serves as a critical method for gauging human health and resiliency. HRV measures regulation of the heart by the autonomic nervous system. It has been well documented in the literature that acupuncture improves HRV in humans.
Cellulite is caused by the storage of subcutaneous fat, water retention and lymphatic congestion. This unpleasant trio causes the skin to appear lumpy, with irregular fatty deposits and dimpled skin. These fat deposits are primarily around a women’s hips, buttocks, and thighs.
The combination of acupuncture and cupping is a safe and natural way to help reduce and eliminate cellulite. Acupuncture deals with cellulite at its source, by nourishing connective skin tissues from within, while the cupping is effective in stimulating the fascia and breaking up the dormant cellulite.
Cellulite tackled with acupuncture
Deficient spleen energy, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, can cause poor digestive function, and is often the root cause of excess weight and cellulite. Therefore, acupuncture will strengthen the spleen energy, while increasing the digestive efficiency of the stomach and spleen functions. The addition of cupping, which acts as a physical stimulation to break up the stubborn lumps of fatty deposits, completes the treatment.
This treatment is designed to cleanse and improve circulation, as well as firm up and improve skin tone, with a focus on the problem areas.
When improved nutrition is added to the mix, the “healthy trio” may defeat the unwanted cellulite.
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Spring has arrived bringing along renewal and the need to get out and enjoy nature. On the other hand, spring for some people, who are allergic is a very difficult season, as it puts them in a constant challenge with the circulating allergens that cause them irritating symptoms.
Allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever, is an allergic reaction that causes sneezing, congestion, itchy nose and sore throat. Pollen, pet dander, mold and insects are the allergens responsible for these symptoms.
These symptoms can occur at any time of the year. Seasonal allergies occur in the spring, summer and early fall when trees and weeds bloom and pollen counts are higher. Perennial allergies can happen year-round. They result from irritants that are always around, such as pet dander, cockroaches and dust mites.
Allergic rhinitis treated with acupuncture
The goal of treatment is to achieve maximum symptomatic relief with as few side effects as possible. The most practical and effective treatment is based on avoiding allergens and alleviating symptoms with drugs, such as decongestants, antihistamines etc.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture can relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis, starting from the first session. This holistic therapy can also increase the intervals between flare-ups.
If there is a seasonal distribution of the disease, it is advisable to repeat the treatment protocol before the onset of symptoms, but with fewer acupuncture sessions.
This ancient method strengthens the body’s immune system as a whole, thus helping it to react better to allergenic stimuli.