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Acupuncture As A Treatment For Bells Palsy
Is working out restricted if I have bells palsy? Anyother do's/donts? How about accupuncture? Thanks in advance
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?
Bells palsy: Supportive care, keep the eye on the affected side well lubricated with artificial tears during daytime and with eye ointment at night. Protect the eye at night with eye patch and gauze to prevent accidental cornea laceration and dryness. The use of Acyclovir is safe in 2nd and 3rd trimester. Prednisone is a category d in pregnancy, should discuss with physician before using this medication. ...Read more
How can one cure a bells palsy headache affecting right side of head just above the neck on the affected side?
Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nerve injuries can be temp. Or permanent. Don't get scammed. ...Read more
I was diagnose with bells palsy 3 days ago my doctor told me it was a little bit t late to get treated but I don't understand mine medicine is only20mg?
Bells Palsy: Bells palsy is only a diagnosis of exclusion, not a primary diagnosis especially if its the first time happening. 3 days is still early enough to begin treatment if other pathologies are sufficiently excluded to make idiopathic facial Nerve inflammation and compression the likely diagnosis. The starting Prednisone dose should be at least 60 mg for 3 days followed by taper to be effective. See ENT. ...Read more
If repetitive,: Might be very different from the typical one-time bell's palsy, and could conceivably be related to underlying sarcoidosis, or even a neuroma which kicks up periodically. An immune nerve disorder cidp may cause bilateral facial weakness. Perhaps a neurologist ought to evaluate this. ...Read more
Bell's palsy: The course of Bell's palsy may be self-limiting with no residual damage, but because of the potential for irreversible injury to the facial nerve and related musculature, early treatment is recommended. Primary medications for management are prednisone and antivirals such as acyclovir and famciclovir. ...Read more
I had bells palsy five years ago and now fully recovered. Can I safely take l-arginine supplements?
OK: Should not cause a problem or recurrence with bells. ...Read more
Can you tell me if it's common with bells palsy for the affected side of your face and neck to ache?
I had a tooth filled, then a few days later face became paralyzed on that side. Dr. Said bells palsy. What is that?
Injury to a nerve: Bell's palsy is due to an injury to the facial nerve which innervates the muscles of the face. In bell's palsy, the facial muscles lose their motor innervation and become paralyzed. This was probably due to an injury to the facial nerve when you received a novocaine injection. This paralysis will pass as the facial nerve heals. ...Read more
I have been having weakness and heaviness in my right arm, for a while now I was recently diagnosed with bells palsy would that be why???
I had bells palsy a few months bak but it went away now my left side has been twitching a lot non stop for three days straight why? Is it bad?
Bell palsy and vertigo about 8 months ago now could vertigo and bells palsy have to do wit a tumor on the 7&8 cranial nerve sence I still have them?
I am a 55 year old female. In june 2011 I was diagnosed with bells palsy. I've had a headache ever since. I still have some paralysis and nerve pain but the headache will not go away. My hearing was very sensitive but has gotten better. I still have the r
I've had bells palsy since june 2011. I still have partial paralysis, nerve pain, headache and spasms. I'm 55 and female. I had bells palsy about 25 years ago. It was completely healed within a month. The nerve pain, headache and the constant ringing in m
I'm: I'm sorry to hear that you have had such a difficult time with your bell's palsy. I don't know of any home remedies to relieve the tinnitus (ringing). Don't waste your money on homeopathy. You live in a city with an active medical school. All medical schools sponsor clinics for people with little or no insurance. Your best bet is to get yourself an appointment. They usually have you seen in medical clinic first and then refer you to neurology or ent. There are treatments available. Don't suffer another 10 months. Good luck. ...Read more
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more