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Natural Remedies for Bell’s Palsy

What Is Bell’s Palsy?

Bell’s palsy is characterized by sudden unexplained paralysis in the facial muscles. Affecting just one side of your face, the condition makes half of your face seem to droop and you’re unable to blink your eye which is very painful!

The symptoms of Bell’s palsy come on suddenly and without warning and include a variety of conditions in conjunction with muscular weakness. Difficulty making facial expressions, pain near your jaw and in or behind your ear, increased sensitivity to sound on your affected side, headache, decreased taste, and changes in the amount of tears and saliva you produce are all common side effects.

What Causes Bell’s Palsy?

The exact reason for most cases of Bell’s palsy is unclear; however, it is often linked to an individual’s exposure to viral infection. Common viral conditions that may be linked to the condition include cold sores and genital herpes, chickenpox and shingles, mono, cytomegalovirus infections, respiratory illness, measles, mumps, flu, and hand-foot-and-mouth disease. The muscular weakness is caused by the inflammation of the nerve that controls your facial muscles.

How Is Facial Palsy Typically Treated?

While most individuals recover from the condition within about a week or two without any treatment. Most Chiropractors are trained to evaluate the upper cervical spine for subluxation – misalignment of the top 2 bones, Atlas and Axis.  These small misalignments can have drastic effects on the body manifesting in many different ways. Correcting these misalignments its the start!

If you cannot blink your eye, an eye patch and constant use of Natural Tears eye drops would be needed.

Chiropractic Treatment for Bells Palsy

Below are a few of many success stories of chiropractic relief of Bells Palsy through specific scientific chiropractic

  1. Chiropractic care of a 47-year-old woman with chronic Bell’s palsy: a case study
  2. Chiropractic Care of a Patient With Vertebral Subluxation and Bell’s Palsy
  3. Treatment of Facial Muscles Affected by Bell’s Palsy with High-Voltage Electrical Muscle Stimulation

 

Essential Oils for Bells Palsy (basically oils that are known anti-virals)

Use the oils 3 to 4 times a day

1. Castor Oil

Castor oil packs, Edgar Cayce’s famous remedy, can help reduce inflammation and heals nerve damage. The oil also strengthens your facial muscles and maintains your skins elasticity.

2. Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil, taken internally also helps reduce swelling in the nerves and face. This treatment also promotes circulation and stimulates full nerve recovery.

3.Frankincense Oil

Apply to the brain stem area

4.  Oregano Oil

Apply to bottoms of feet

Anti-Inflammatory herbs

anti inflammatory herbs

Supplements:

Dr Gaglioti’s Energized supplement pack contains the correct balance of essential enzymes, omegas and cofactors needed to control inflammation at the cellular level.