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Kittie
08-12-2008, 02:17 PM
What are some things I can do to improve Bells Palsy?
Everytime I go to the walkin the doctor has no clue anything about BP.

GAH.

I had my first attack about.. 10 years ago. It went away after about 10 months.
I had my second attack, last May.. Its still here. Not as severly. It just hasnt gone away. I don't think it will. But, I mean theres hope right? I mean, I can smile and such. but I still cant move my forehead. Or eyebrow. And my smile is crookedish. I mean, its not really NOTICEABLE, unless I'm super tired.. Like, if you seen me walking down the street.. you wouldnt think I had anything?

BUT, if you know of any excersizes I can do!! HELP! /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

LettuceLady
08-13-2008, 08:58 AM
From what i read about it, a short-course of prednisone and an antiviral can be used to lessen the nerve inflammation and speed up healing.

Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

Cause
Neuralgia, neuropathy, and neuritis can be caused by diseases such as anemia, diabetes or thyroid disease, pressure from a tumor, nutrient deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, infection, gout, leukemia, syphilis, alcohol abuse, heavy metal toxicity, or direct trauma. To determine the underlying cause, it is necessary to seek professional medical assistance. Once the underlying cause is detected, it must be properly treated before long-term relieve of nerve symptoms can be achieved.


Natural Cures

Aromatherapy: Chamomile, eucalyptus, cedarwood, juniper, and/or lavender essential oils massaged into the affected areas can relieve pain.

Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet and drink plenty of pure filtered water throughout the day. Also eliminate all caffeinated beverages, refined sugars, cigarettes, and commercial carbonated beverages.

Herbs: Combine equal parts of the tinctures of St. John`s wort, skullcap, oat, and Siberian ginseng. Take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. Externally, peppermint oil can be applied to the affected area to relieve pain.

Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Belladonna, Aconite, Mag phos., Phytolacca, Chelidonium, Lycopodium, and Arsen alb.

Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment.

Juice Therapy: Parsley, celery, and carrot juice acts as a nerve tonic that can be helpful in mild cases.

Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: vitamin B complex, vitamin B1, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Brewers` yeast, calcium, lecithin, and magnesium. Proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals can also be helpful especially in cases of neuritis.

Topical Treatment: Apply Epsom salt packs to the affected area.

Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating neuralgia, neuropathy, and neuritis: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Neural Therapy, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy), Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Yoga.

kitty&mimi
08-13-2008, 10:45 AM
i know someone who had it, they went to physio for it to do certain exercises, so get a referral to the physio! wouldn't hurt!
i agree with taking the vitamins esp B complex and i would start eating super healthy, lots of veggies and fruits (if u can)

Chaotic Chick
08-14-2008, 03:45 PM
Physio may help like kitty&mimi mentioned. I had it when I was pregnant 13 years ago and took B vitamins and an anti-viral medication once my daughter was born. I can definitely sympathize with you; it was hell for me!

Kittie
08-14-2008, 05:47 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Lady*Lettuce</div><div class="ubbcode-body">From what i read about it, a short-course of prednisone and an antiviral can be used to lessen the nerve inflammation and speed up healing.

Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

Cause
Neuralgia, neuropathy, and neuritis can be caused by diseases such as anemia, diabetes or thyroid disease, pressure from a tumor, nutrient deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, infection, gout, leukemia, syphilis, alcohol abuse, heavy metal toxicity, or direct trauma. To determine the underlying cause, it is necessary to seek professional medical assistance. Once the underlying cause is detected, it must be properly treated before long-term relieve of nerve symptoms can be achieved.


Natural Cures

Aromatherapy: Chamomile, eucalyptus, cedarwood, juniper, and/or lavender essential oils massaged into the affected areas can relieve pain.

Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet and drink plenty of pure filtered water throughout the day. Also eliminate all caffeinated beverages, refined sugars, cigarettes, and commercial carbonated beverages.

Herbs: Combine equal parts of the tinctures of St. John`s wort, skullcap, oat, and Siberian ginseng. Take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. Externally, peppermint oil can be applied to the affected area to relieve pain.

Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Belladonna, Aconite, Mag phos., Phytolacca, Chelidonium, Lycopodium, and Arsen alb.

Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment.

Juice Therapy: Parsley, celery, and carrot juice acts as a nerve tonic that can be helpful in mild cases.

Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: vitamin B complex, vitamin B1, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Brewers` yeast, calcium, lecithin, and magnesium. Proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals can also be helpful especially in cases of neuritis.

Topical Treatment: Apply Epsom salt packs to the affected area.

Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating neuralgia, neuropathy, and neuritis: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Neural Therapy, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy), Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Yoga.

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Cool.
Thank you so much.

Kittie
08-14-2008, 05:53 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Chaotic Chick</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Physio may help like kitty&mimi mentioned. I had it when I was pregnant 13 years ago and took B vitamins and an anti-viral medication once my daughter was born. I can definitely sympathize with you; it was hell for me! </div></div>

I had the anti-viral, and steroids.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: kitty&amp;mimi</div><div class="ubbcode-body">i know someone who had it, they went to physio for it to do certain exercises, so get a referral to the physio! wouldn't hurt!
i agree with taking the vitamins esp B complex and i would start eating super healthy, lots of veggies and fruits (if u can) </div></div>

Good thinking. :] I wouldn't have thought of that.

kitty&mimi
08-16-2008, 07:58 AM
by the way physio really helped this person and he's older too
my unlce had it a few times, always recovers though on his own