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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Bell's Palsy


Bell's Palsy is a flaccid paralysis of one side of the face. It is caused by inflammation or damage to the facial nerve (the seventh cranial nerve or CN VII). Symptoms include the drooping of muscles on one side of the face, difficulty in eating and drinking, and difficulty in closing the eye on the affected side. Those with Bell's Palsy could experience pain and drooling and may be hypersensitive to sound.


Massage can be used to help improve circulation and muscle tone to the affected area. Care needs to be taken to make sure the condition is not caused by a factor that might contraindicate massage.

Can be alleviated by:

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