Alternative Medicine for Bell's Palsy Euclid OH

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.

All Health Chiropractic
(216) 239-0197
27700 Euclid Ave
Euclid, OH
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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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, Physical Therapy

All Health Chiropractic
(216) 239-0182
1370 Ontario Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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, Physical Therapy

Pleasant Valley Chiropractic Clinic
(216) 264-7859
7664 Broadview Rd
Parma, OH
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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
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Chiropractic Center of Northfield
(330) 974-1839
9309 Olde 8 Rd
Northfield, OH
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

American Integrative Medicine
(216) 342-4221
29225 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 150
Pepper Pike, OH
Services
Other, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Family Practice, Acupuncture
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Buckeye Chiropractic Clinic
(440) 484-5849
37131 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH
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Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, 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, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

All Health Chiropractic
(440) 252-1127
24932-C Aurora Road
Bedford Heights, OH
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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, Physical Therapy

Jeske Chiropractic Clinic
(216) 920-4486
5500 Ridge Rd
Parma, OH
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Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center
(440) 510-1695
5810 Pearl Rd
Parma, OH
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

William Welches DO, PhD
(216) 491-6274
4180 Warrensville Center/A Building
Warrensville Heights, OH
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Stress Management, Research, Pain Management, Osteopathic/Manipulation, CranioSacral Therapy, Auriculotherapy, Acupuncture
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American Holistic Medical Association

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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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