Alternative Medicine for Bell's Palsy Gwynn Oak 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.

Johnson Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
(443) 304-3047
1126 N Rolling Rd
Catonsville, MD
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Fidel Chiropractic Center: Baltimore
(443) 957-9770
6414 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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

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

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

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Jean Donati
(410) 984-3700
8 Greenspring Valley Rd
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Acupuncture

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Rower Chiropractic
(410) 824-1829
8182 Lark Brown Rd Suite #102
Elkridge, MD
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Call to schedule an appointment today!
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Chiropractic Works
(410) 929-5924
8305 Liberty Rd
Windsor Mill, MD
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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

Fidel Chiropractic Center: Pikesville
(410) 205-9958
1866 Reisterstown Rd # F
Pikesville, MD
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If we can't help you, we'll recommend someone who can.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, 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

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

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Advanced Spinal Care & Rehab
(410) 692-8838
9515 Deereco Rd
Timonium, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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, 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

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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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