Recently a patient visited our acupuncture and Chinese medicine center in Vienna, Virginia for her partial facial palsy post Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS). Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine helped her very much, now her face looks normal after two months of treatments.
She had Guillain Barre Syndrome in late of January this year (2010), at that time she had both side facial palsy and fingers and toes numbness, lost of walking balance, short of breath, etc., hospitalized for one week, using IVIG, etc. to treat. After extensive neurological treatment, in late of March, she started to see Dr. Fan for help with her facial palsy’s recovery. At initial time, her left eye could not close tightly, and eye lid movement was poor; right face muscle and right side of upper mouth lip movement was very poor, and she could not whistle.
Now everything is about “99%” improved and looks normal.