SFN - facial symptoms - wanted share in case they help
I have facial tingling/tightness/weakness from SFN. I wanted to share a few things which have alleviated the symptoms. They may not work for you but I thought I share as I've benefited so much from everyone's insight and feedback on this forum.
(1) acupuncture – I know it does not help everyone and it is controversial but it has helped me. Not only the face but also my feet and legs. But I didn't see the results until after six-seven sessions. But acupuncture is not helping my chest pressure symptoms; (2) the acupuncturist recommended something called "gua sha" – a massage technique using a small flat heart shaped tool (see picture – you can buy it online for like $10). Check out Youtube or the web on how to use it. Other people use the jade roller but I think gua sha tool is better for SFN. I've been doing it every night (when symptoms get worse) after applying facial oil and I noticed a difference after a week. I do it a bit more rigorously than the videos but you will find your own pace and pressure. It reduces inflammation and improves blood circulation; (3) facial exercises – I found facial exercises online which basically gets the facial muscles moving and stronger. Hope these help!