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Natural alternative to easing Bell's palsy symptoms

by , 23 April 2013

Bell's palsy is a weakening or paralysis of the muscles of the face and is usually caused by trauma to the facial nerve. Because it usually affects only one side of the face and involves the muscles around the eye and mouth, drooling and tearing are embarrassing and inconvenient symptoms of this condition. Read on to discover a natural treatment you can use to minimise your symptoms.

Although older people, diabetics, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems are more at risk of Bell’s palsy symptoms, these symptoms can happen to anyone.

“Studies suggest that the herpes simplex virus may play a part in the development of Bell’s palsy,” says Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition and Healing.

But the good news is the symptoms aren’t permanent and will likely resolve themselves in six to 12 months. In the meantime, you can save yourself from these embarrassing symptoms with this natural aid…

Use this natural treatment to minimise Bell’s palsy symptoms

Methylcobalamin, a form of B12, has a positive effect on Bell’s palsy symptoms.

“Methylcobalamin is essential to the function and maintenance of nerve cells and their protective covering called the myelin sheath,” says Dr Wright.

What’s the dosage?

“I usually recommend 1,000-2,000 micrograms (1-2 ccs) daily until any beneficial effects have plateaued for several days,” says Dr Wright. But if after seven to ten days you find it’s not helpful, you can stop the treatment.

Methylcobalamin isn’t the option to treat Bell’s palsy symptoms.

Taking a B-complex is also a good idea-especially if it contains B12, B1 and B6.

Using these natural treatments will help relieve Bell’s palsy symptoms.

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