Alternative Medicine for Bell's Palsy East Haven CT

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.

Acute Chiropractic Care
(203) 787-8413
943 Foxon Rd
East Haven, CT
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Active Health - Sports Medicine, Therapy, Chiropractic
(203) 701-9957
849 Boston Post Road, Suite 101
Milford, CT
Promotion
Free Consultation! This gives you the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Mike and discuss your condition privately.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury

North Colony Chiropractic
(203) 772-8867
128 Broad st
Meriden, CT
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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

Jonathan Patric
(203) 488-1135
n/a
North Branford, CT
Company
Jonathan S. Patrick, DOM, AP, Dipl.Ac.
Industry
Acupuncturist

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Gary Joseph Rader
(203) 377-6927
n/a
Stratford, CT
Company
Rader Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center
Industry
Acupuncturist

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Shoreline Family Chiropractic
(203) 903-8970
16 Ocean Ave
West Haven, CT
Promotion
All callers are entitled to a No-Charge 30 minute Consultation.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Chiropractic Health Ctr
(203) 626-1960
3 Hall Ave
Wallingford, CT
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, 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, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Beijing Acupuncture
(203) 589-9349
23 Lilac ST
New Haven, CT
Specialty
Acupuncture

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Timothy R. Trahant
(860) 669-9066
n/a
Madison, CT
Company
Timothy R. Trahant, LAc
Industry
Acupuncturist

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University of Bridgeport
(203) 576-4552
126 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Water 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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