Bell’s palsy is a medical condition that causes weakness or paralysis in your facial muscles. This causes one side of your face to droop or become stiff. You may have feel difficulties to smile or close your eye on the affected side. Your facial muscles becomes inflamed, swollen, or compressed.
Approximately 1 in 5,000 people suffering from Bell's palsy each year. In Some rare cases, Bell's palsy can affect both sides of the face. Bell palsy gradually resolves over time, and its cause is unknown.
Bell’s palsy take place due to damage the seventh cranial nerve which causes swelling. The exact cause of Bell’s palsy is unknown, but many researchers have long believe that viral infection may also play a role to trigger this.
The viruses/bacteria that have been linked to Bell's palsy include:
The symptoms of Bell's palsy can vary from person to person and range in severity from mild weakness to total paralysis. These symptoms may include:
Risk factor which increase Bell’s palsy are:
In Ayurveda, the facial palsy in the first place is related to the imbalance of the Vata energy/Dosha in the body. It is the “Air” dosha – constituted of the elements ‘air’ and ‘space’. It is responsible for all movements, for the movements of everything – from the momentary blinking during the movement of the blood, breathing and etc., to the moving forward. The facial palsy might be due to blocked-with-toxins circulation channels (terms). The terms are microscopic channels in the body tissues, through which, the body energy circulates. They are the most delicate part of the system of the numerous conductive channels, which includes, let’s say, the intestinal tract as well. At a certain moment, they may cause blockages in the subtle energy channels. These channels can be damaged by an imbalanced Pitta energy. This fiery Dosha, which must burn the unnecessary, if it is too intensified, can cause “burns” in incorrect areas.