Alternative Medicine for Bell's Palsy Dundalk MD

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.

Jean Donati
(410) 984-3700
8 Livia Ct
Baltimore, MD
Business
East 2 West Medicine
Specialties
Acupuncture, Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue cross blue shield, check with your insurance -- some cover acupuncture but do not advertise it!
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Medical School: Traditional Acupuncture Institute, 2000
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Languages Spoken: English

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Perry Hall Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
(410) 870-7783
8817 Belair Rd
Nottingham, MD
Promotion
Free Consultation, Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Range of Motion Evaluation. With this ad. One set of xrays if needed.
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Carney Chiropractic Center
(410) 513-9924
9403 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD
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No Charge for Consultation.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Bradford Chiropractic Center
(410) 402-5452
401 Little Marvel Ct
Pasadena, MD
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Call to schedule an appointment today!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Murveit Chiropractic
(410) 205-9930
5009 Honeygo Center Dr
Perry Hall, MD
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25% off intial exam and xrays
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Tom Ingegno M.S.O.M., L.Ac.
(410) 842-7784
715 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD
Business
Ancient Arts Acupuncture
Specialties
Acupuncture
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross/ Blue ShieldCare FirstFederal Blue Cross/ Blue ShieldCignaUnited HealthcareAetnaMail Carriers
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Medical School: NY College of Wholistic Health Education & Research, 2001
Additional Information
Member Organizations: NAJOM, NCCAOM, ASNY, Maryland Acupuncture Society.
Languages Spoken: English

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Chengzhang Shi
(410) 905-7140
711 W. 40th St.
Baltimore, MD
Business
Cheng's Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic
Specialties
Acupuncture
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: BlueCross BlueShield, EHP, United Health care, PhCS, EHP, Anthem, PHN, Kaiser
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Medical School: Union Peking Medical School/MITCM, 90/02
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Languages Spoken: English,Chinese

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Frieman Chiropractic
(410) 497-7934
8838 Waltham Woods rd
Parkville, MD
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Tell us that you found us on-line, and a second family member can receive a complimentary examination.
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, 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, Physical Therapy

Life Force Chiropractic
(443) 422-3238
7704 Quarterfield Rd #H
Glen Burnie, MD
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Call to schedule a consultation today!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Chiropractic Works
(410) 929-5924
8305 Liberty Rd
Windsor Mill, MD
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Call To Book An Appointment Today!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

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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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