Alternative Medicine for Bell's Palsy Ashburn VA

Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as the steroid prednisone, and antiviral medications to reduce swelling in the affected facial nerve. But steroids can cause depression, blood thinning, and weight gain—and don’t always work.

Keegan Chiropractic
(703) 957-9917
44335 Premier Plaza
Ashburn, VA
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$20 off your first visit if you mention this Ad.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Herndon Chiropractic & Acupuncture Care
(571) 449-6979
694 Pine St
Herndon, VA
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Physiological therapeutic services offered!

Only Anthem Blue Cross and CareFirst Blue Cross accepted.

Dr. Khalsa also specializes in weight loss and lifetime weight management.
Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic

King Chiropractic Institute
(301) 202-1115
9812 Falls Road, Suite 204
Potomac, MD
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Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

The Spinal Correction and Wellness Center
(240) 516-7685
9811 Washingtonian Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD
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Complimentary ""Discovery"" visit to see if you are a candidate for our services.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Nova Spine & Injury Center
(571) 482-3195
4211 Fairfax Corner East Avenue
Fairfax, VA
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Ashburn Chiropractic Center
(571) 252-9917
44121 Harry Byrd Hwy Suite 145
Ashburn, VA
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$60 for Initial Consult Plus Treatment ($90 Value)

Please mention Chiro Appointment when scheduling.

Valid for New Patients Only.
We do not participate with Aetna and Cigna Insurances.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Village Center Chiropractic, Lawrence Granlund
(571) 281-3699
5675 Stone Rd # 220
Centreville, VA
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Complimentary exam for new patients. A $120 value.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Chiropractic Family Health Center
(703) 665-9808
14215 E Centerville Square
Centreville, VA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Family Chiropractic of Fairfax
(571) 295-5812
10831 Main St
Fairfax, VA
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Spine Care of Manassas
(703) 348-8578
10633 Crestwood Dr
Manassas, VA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Bell's Palsy

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By Linda Childers

When Ally Crosson, 35, woke up one morning and found the left side of her face partially paralyzed, her first thought was that she’d had a stroke. “I was so frightened,” she says.

An emergency room visit revealed that Crosson was suffering from Bell’s palsy, a neurological disorder that affects 40,000 Americans each year. The facial paralysis, which usually lasts no more than a year, results from inflammation to the seventh (facial) cranial nerve. Although the cause of the inflammation remains elusive, researchers point to the herpes simplex virus (also responsible for cold sores) as the primary suspect.

The conventional Rx: Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as the steroid prednisone, and antiviral medications to reduce swelling in the affected facial nerve. But steroids can cause depression, blood thinning, and weight gain—and don’t always work.

The alternative rx: Acupuncture. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bell’s palsy can be caused by exposure to cold elements—not necessarily a virus. “Cold and dampness attack the network vessels, channels, or collaterals in the face,” says Kathleen Albertson, LAc, PhD, an acupuncturist, herbalist, and holistic nutritionist in Irvine, California. “If those are blocked, it can cause numbness, loss of muscle tone, or paralysis.” Albertson combines several types of acupuncture (such as traditional, electro, and moxibustion) with herbs (including the formulas Symmetry and Flex (NP) by Evergreen Herbs) for best results.

The outcome: After two weeks and six treatments, Crosson regained about 60 percent of muscle function in her face. She received acupuncture twice a week for six months and regained 95 percent of movement.

Author: Linda Childers

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