Alternative Bell's Palsy Treatment:

The cause of Bell's Palsy is possibly viral, bacterial infections and or nutritional disorders. As far back as 1970, Herpes Simplex 1 was suggested as a cause of Bell's palsy. Some studies point compellingly to the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), as the most frequent cause of Bell's Palsy, possibly accounting for at least 60 - 70% of cases. Additional research has been reinforcing the conclusion. Exposure to HSV-1 is common; a vast majority of the population has been exposed to it. Most people are exposed during childhood. Kissing between relatives is the most frequent source of exposure, but it may be possible that the virus is also spread while sharing towels, utensils, etc.

The active virus is commonly associated with cold sores, but the virus often runs its course without causing any blisters - blisters actually appear only 15% of the time. This results in a large population of HSV-1 carriers who do not know they've been exposed to the virus. HSV-1 is infectious for a short time following the incubation period. It then enters a dormant state, residing on nerve tissue. There are several triggers that can cause the dormant virus to reactivate. As this site is about Bell's Palsy, rather than herpes, we will not address issues concerning herpes outbreaks where the reactivated virus sheds to the skin. When the latent virus reactivates at the facial nerve the immune system begins to produce antibodies, causing an inflammation. This is a normal function, and is part of the process that eliminates harmful foreign bodies such as viruses and bacteria so that we can recover from illness and injury. If the location of the inflammation is within the fallopian canal (described above) there is no room for the swelling to expand. The nerve itself becomes inflamed, or the inflammation within the canal exerts pressure on the nerve. The result is that the nerve is compressed inside its bony tube. Compression of the nerve is the injury that stops transmission of signals to muscles. Unable to receive signals to contract and relax, the muscles become temporarily weakened or paralyzed.

Vitamins are essential for proper nervous system functioning. Addition of a basic B-complex vitamin to the daily routine may be a good idea during recovery.

Some B's that may be particularly beneficial are:

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Listed below are some of the vitamins and supplements, that you should discuss with your Alternative Doctor.


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