Smile from ear to ear.

Reverse facial paralysis and other symptoms of Bell’s palsy with our specialized acupuncture treatments.




When Bell’s palsy steals your smile, acupuncture can help.

Bell’s Palsy is one of the most alarming nerve conditions there is. Suddenly losing the ability to speak, eat, or smile properly is frustrating and even scary. The good news is that the effects of Bell’s palsy don’t have to last forever. 

What Our Patients Say

I could not be happier…

I recently developed Bell’s palsy during a pretty stressful and busy time at work. My brother and a friend (both who had experienced Bell’s palsy) recommended I try acupuncture. I found Wellnest through recommendations and I could not have been happier with the experience. The clinic is pleasant and relaxing, and the treatment turned out to be great for Bell’s Palsy but also was a real stress reliever. I would highly recommend Wellnest Acupuncture (and Garryn)!!

Natural Bell’s Palsy Solutions to Get Your Smile Back

Acupuncture is a safe and proven therapy for Bell’s palsy that helps millions of people every year. At Wellnest Denver Acupuncture, we use specialized acupuncture treatments to help you reverse facial paralysis to look – and feel — like yourself again.

Facial Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

We use specialized facial acupuncture techniques to stimulate facial nerve function, reduce inflammation, and restore your facial movements and control.

E-Stim Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

E-stim, or electrical stimulation acupuncture, is a gentle yet powerful way to heal and “awaken” damaged nerves that cause facial drooping and loss of movement.

Lifestyle Habits for Bell’s Palsy

We help you develop at-home tips including facial exercises, massage, acupressure, and other recommendations to restore your smile as soon as possible.

3-Steps to Bell’s Palsy Recovery with Acupuncture

  1. Schedule an appointment.

    Schedule your session as soon as possible to start reversing Bell’s palsy with acupuncture.

  2. Start your course of treatment. 

    Over 8-10 treatments, we use acupuncture and other holistic therapies to heal nerve damage, restore facial movements, and improve whole-body balance. 

  3. Re-evaluate and recover. 

    After you complete your course of treatment for Bell’s palsy, we evaluate your improvements and determine the best next steps to maintain or enhance your recovery. 

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The Research Behind Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

For centuries, acupuncture has been used to restore proper nerve function and reverse the facial dropping of Bell’s Palsy. Now, modern research confirms acupuncture as an effective treatment.
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FAQ: Wellnest Denver Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

Acupuncture can help you overcome the sequelae of Bell’s Palsy – and help prevent it from happening again. Here you can find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about treatment:

How does acupuncture help with Bell’s palsy?

Acupuncture works by communicating with the nervous system to quiet pain signals, clear excess inflammation, improve nerve function, and reverse facial paralysis.

From a Chinese medicine point of view, Bell’s palsy is considered a “blockage” in the flow of energy through the acupuncture channels of the face. This blockage prevents qi and blood from getting to the muscles and nerves, which makes that side of the face stiff and unable to move.

Acupuncture for Bell’s palsy works by re-establishing healthy circulation and nerve function and addressing any underlying causes that may have made you susceptible to Bell’s palsy.

When should I start treatment?

The best results come when you start acupuncture as soon as possible once developing Bell’s Palsy. The sooner you start treatment, the more effective acupuncture will be and you’ll have a greater chance of full recovery.

If you begin acupuncture treatment weeks after developing Bell’s Palsy, you may still see results and improvements, but you will need a longer course of treatment.

How many acupuncture treatments will I need?

We recommend starting with two treatments per week for four weeks to get the best results. At that point, we will re-evaluate your plan based on your progress.

Most people see positive results after just three weeks of treatments. Results vary from person to person and also depend on your overall health condition and how severely the nerves have been damaged.

What should I expect at my first acupuncture visit?

At Wellnest Denver, we aim for all our treatments to be gentle, effective, and enjoyable. Whether it’s your first acupuncture visit or your fiftieth, we’ll walk you through every step of the way and make sure you are comfortable from start to finish!

During your first visit, we start by discussing your Bell’s Palsy symptoms and how it began. We’ll also discuss your health history, lifestyle, diet, and other medical details. Then, we’ll dive into your acupuncture treatment. You’ll get comfortable on our treatment bed and receive a tailored acupuncture session to restore nerve function and reverse Bell’s Palsy.

Afterward, you’ll leave feeling rested and have actionable steps to take at home to improve your recovery between visits. Click here to schedule your first visit!

Are there any side effects of acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy?

Acupuncture is 100% safe and natural. Research even shows that acupuncture is “associated with increased cure rate and total effective rate of the treatment of Bell’s palsy in comparison with drugs.”

It’s normal to feel a slight pinch or tingle during your treatment, but those sensations subside after a few seconds and you will start to feel relaxed.

Since acupuncture works to balance the entire body (no matter your main health concern) you may also experience better sleep, improved digestion, a stronger immune system, and a general sense of wellbeing.