Alternative Medicine for Bell's Palsy Boston MA

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.

Charles St Family Chiropractic
(617) 849-9092
102 Charles Street
Boston, MA
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New Patient Program:
$99 comprehensive exam,
x-rays (if needed) and report.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Dr. Herbert Jeffrey Bernstein - Chiropractor
(617) 383-9989
209 Harvard St., suite 205,
Brookline, MA
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Complimentary back, neck, shoulder or headache pain evaluation. We do extremely gentle care: never any twisting, cracking or popping of neck or back. Very advanced techniques, totally gentle work. Not painful at all!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday Closed
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, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Patrick Doody D.C.
(617) 441-0101
15 Story Street
Cambridge, MA
Business
Harvard Square Chiropractic
Specialties
Chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: New York Chiropractic College, 2002
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Chiropractic Association, Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, Harvard Square Business Association


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A.B.C. Family Chiropractic and Wellness Inc.
(781) 346-9964
366 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA
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Call today to schedule a consultation!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Ann Marie Sweeney
(480) 279-5904
Watertown, MA
Business
NAET Allergy Elimination and Pain Clinic
Specialties
Acupuncture, Pain and Allergy Elimination NAET
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes


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Diamond Chiropractic
(617) 849-7589
224 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA
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Enjoy a free complete chiropractic consultation and exam.
Hours
Monday 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

George Mandler CNS DiplOM LDN LicAc
(617) 913-5970
21 Belmont St
Cambridge, MA
Business
Nourishing Balance
Specialties
Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, in-depth individualized nutritional assessment, Japanese Kiiko style acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, TuiNa, Shiatsu
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: New England School of Acupuncture, 2006
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Member Organizations: American Association of Oriental Medicine American Dietetic Association Oriental Medicine Association of Massachusetts American College of Nutrition


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Circle Chiropractic LLC
(617) 398-0905
26 Brighton St
Belmont, MA
Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday Closed
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, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Archambault Chiropractic
(781) 494-6640
9 Chestnut St
Arlington, MA
Promotion
Free consultation to determine whether chiropractic is likely to help (approximately half an hr.) $85.00 value!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Move Well Chiropractic
(617) 213-0903
1280 Centre St
Newton, MA
Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury

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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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