In response to the enquiry: “Why right facial droop with right extremity weakness?”
The Chinese term “zhong feng” is a stroke that paralyzes at least one side of the body or the entire lower body. The stroke patient is rendered incapacitated on one side of the entire body from eyelids to mouth, to arms, to legs and sometimes the patient also loses his or her ability to defecate and urinate. This type of stroke is very common among Chinese men. The paralyzed patient cannot stand up, the right side of the face droops, the mouth and lips droop to the right side, the right shoulder is slanted downward, and the right leg is limp.
The right facial droop with right extremity weakness may be an indication of a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or a cerebral stroke or brain hemorrhage.
However, facial and limb paralysis may or may not be instantaneous. Often, facial and limb paralysis comes on gradually starting from the face and gradually moving down along one side, usually the right side, of the body down to the leg and the foot.
If the extremity feels weak, that means that the paralysis is setting in. Weakness of the limbs indicates that the muscles are getting weaker by the day and the nerves are less and less able to make the muscles move. This weakness will relatively quickly turn into numbness and paralysis.
It is very important and very urgent to have the doctor check the muscles out and test for limb reflex. Seek treatment to arrest the progression of weakness and stop the onset of numbness in the extremities.
In the meantime, soak the entire limb in hot water everyday, rub the limb and massage the limb for at least 20 to 40 minutes and at least 2 to 4 times a day.