Acupuncture And Chinese Herbs For Bell's Palsy
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Bell’s palsy, also known as facial palsy, is an acute, ipsilateral facial nerve paralysis with unknown etiology, which can result in weakness of the muscles of facial expression. Bell's palsy can occur at any age.
The clinical features of Bell’s palsy may include sudden onset, unilateral, weakness of the facial nerve, auricular pain, and headaches. Moreover, retroauricular pain may lead to impaired tolerance of noise and ipsilateral disturbance of taste.
In China, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to assist in Bell’s palsy recovery, Consistent acupuncture treatments (usually recommended 3 times per week), can help soothe a patient and expedite resolution of paralysis, and enhance nerve function.
Here is an article on USA Today about Angelina Jolie’s struggle with Bell’s Palsy and “credited acupuncture for a full recovery.”
Conditions That We Treat
Headaches and Migraines
Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Ankle Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
Hot Flashes / Night Sweats
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Roaming Body Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Colic and digestive disorders
Chronic viral infections
Asthma and allergies
Malnutrition and fatigue
Sleep issues and bed-wetting
Anxiety, mood and eating disorders
Epilepsy and tic disorders
Acne and skin disorders
and many others...
by Vincent B. on Sep 26, 2019
My child had been experiencing moderate to severe allergy and asthma symptoms for an extended period of time. After many visits to allergists, and pulmonologists she was on multiple medications but still had no relief. Gao Acupuncture has been a blessing.
by Jenny W. on Sep 11, 2020
I highly recommend Dr. Gao. I have chronic back pain due to my job as a bedside RN. One of my coworker with a similar condition suggested that I try acupuncture. After carefully researching the local acupuncturists, I decided to give Dr. Gao a try.
by Maggie M. on Feb 17, 2020
Dr Gao is an experienced and holistic doctor. I have been feeling better and have experienced continual improvement in long-term arthritis pain, easing of stress during a big life change, reduction of menopause symptoms, and am sleeping more restfully.
Meet our Practitioner
MD (in China)
Hong is a 3rd generation acupuncturist and Chinese medicine doctor in her family. After graduating from a 5 year acupuncture program at Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in 1991, she worked in the Acupuncture and Chinese medicine department of the 7th Hospital of Harbin for 5 years before she went abroad. She practiced acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in China, Japan, Canada, and USA. She is nationally licensed in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.
Hong helps patients regain vitality with her extensive knowledge passed down from generation to generation. She treats infertility, pain, regulate cycles (hormone and sleep), and balances mood. She loves to help with childhood conditions such as eczema, colic, tummy aches, weak immune system, tics, Tourette syndrome, epilepsy, and teenage’s acne, painful periods and PMS. Gut health, digestive issues, back pain, nephropathy, asthma and allergies are some of her other favorite conditions to treat. She partners with her patients to help them find their best path to wholehearted health based on lifestyle, constitution and goals. She meets her patients on their personal healing journey, integrating simple, easy, and do-able lifestyle shifts for maximum benefit.
Acupuncture: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Oriental Medicine: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Clean Needle Technique; Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
How Acupuncture Works
Calms And Balances Your Neuro-Endocrine Axis
When your nervous system is calm, your hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means more hormonal balance, less inflammation, better circulation and nutrient absorption.
Promotes Tissue Healing
When you use acupuncture to stimulate your body’s healing process, it gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues. Acupuncture harnesses the vast healing intelligence your body contains to help you heal faster.
Helps Sustain Optimal Function
When we use acupuncture to bring more blood flow to the glands and tissues that need the most support, those tissues naturally work better. This means key tissues like thyroid, liver, adrenals, ovaries, and others are able to function at peak levels.
Opens And Regulates Microcirculation
When you apply acupuncture as a weekly therapy for several weeks, your body naturally and gently begins to undergo positive changes. This is different from drugs and surgery which represent drastic, sudden change your body may not be able to sustain. The changes induced by acupuncture are literally like new pathways your body won’t soon forget.