What is Bell’s Palsy (Facial Paralysis)?
Bell’s Palsy is a weakness of the facial muscles usually on one side of the face, causing the corner of the mouth to drop.
Signs & Symptoms
Symptoms can be drooling or sagging mouth, difficulty closing the eye, increased tear flow and is not always accompanied by pain. This can be of short duration, but in certain cases can remain indefinitely.
Some of the causes can be associated with a viral infection, diabetes and high blood pressure. Damage to or inflammation of the facial nerves can result in facial paralysis.
Stimulation of this marker point is directly associated with the facial nerves and the orbital nerves, that are responsible for the deviation of the mouth. Treatment should be given a minimum of twice each day.
Please note before applying treatment, study the illustration. Pay careful attention to the position of the CM (Contact Marker), i.e. the black dot. CM is situated as illustrated on the outer edge of the lips.
Note: When treating yourself or a patient, apply only enough hand weight to cause slight discomfort – NOT PAIN.
Apply large end of instrument (pen) to contact mark, in a circular clockwise movement to the slow count of 20 (seconds), rest for 3 minutes, then repeat treatment. Contact Markers can be used at either left or right hand side of the body. Remember - the more often you treat the condition, the sooner you will achieve the required results.
Important: Do not treat if patient is fatigued.
Disclaimer: If the condition does not improve following two to three weeks of treatment, seek further medical advice.