Alternative Medicine for Bell's Palsy Buckley WA

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.

Life Chiropractic Center
(253) 248-0331
34507 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, WA
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Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Redondo Family Chiropractic
(253) 237-2946
28815 Pacific Hwy S
Federal Way, WA
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Contact us today for a Complimentary consultation with complete posture evaluation if necessary.
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Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

YUANMING LU
(253) 863-6377
18310 State Route 410 E
Sumner, WA
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YUANMING LU
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Acupuncturist

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Mark Tomski
(253) 770-5675
205 15th Ave SW # B
Puyallup, WA
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Mark Tomski
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Acupuncturist

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John Frostad
(253) 927-5905
1420 Meridian Ave E #2
Milton, WA
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Edgewood Acupuncture & Herbs
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Acupuncturist

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Wolf Chiropractic & Massage
(253) 234-1520
1010 S 336th St
Federal Way, WA
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$40 for 1 Hour Introductory Massage.
No obligation consultation with the Doctor.
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Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
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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

Wall Family Chiropractic Center
(253) 254-7207
13412 Pacific Ave S
Tacoma, WA
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Depending on what the doctor and patient decide upon regarding care, the initial visit can range between $100.00 and 250.00 call us today
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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 Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Shaozhen Li
(253) 848-1736
2825 E Main Ave
Puyallup, WA
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CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
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Acupuncturist

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(253) 539-4901
12815 Canyon RD E # A
Puyallup, WA
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Marc Imlay
(253) 630-1910
24625 - 148th Ave SE
Kent, WA
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MARC IMLAY, DC, LAC
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Acupuncturist, Chiropractor

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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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