Bell's Palsy (Facial Nerve Paralysis)
Bell's Palsy is a sudden peripheral paralysis of the cranial nerve VII ('the facial nerve') causing the muscles in the face to weaken or become paralysed.
This paralysis is not rare and can occur at any age. The patient can notice, for example, a slight one-sided facial droop in the morning; one corner of the mouth hanging low, and the eye on the same side unable to shut properly.
Acupuncture can help overcome this paralysis.