Bell’s palsy is facial paralysis of one side of the face; sudden paralysis on one side often with a swelling of the facial nerves. Muscles on one side of the face, eyelids may be paralyzed and can’t close or tear up excessively. The mouth may droop with excessive saliva the face can have a flat appearance without wrinkles or expression.
Causes are generally unknown but seem to be a viral cause. It has been seen with exposure to cold winds.
Bell’s palsy is usually treated with a course of prednisone to suppress symptoms. Often less than 40% chance o f success and attending toxicity and side effects.
Natural treatment of Bell’s palsy with supplements is most effective when used at the earliest stage. Even older cases can get some help. Start with Liquid B Vitamins in double the amount recommended will feed the nerves.
Always remember to remove alcohol, tobacco, black tea, coffee, and soda from your diet.
Herbs for Bell’s Palsy
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, 1 capsule 3 times a day until symptoms go away.
St. John’s wort – for viral causes and nerve repair.
Wild yam – for muscle relaxation and antiinflammatory effect.
Passion flower – for nerve and muscle support.
California poppy is a mild pain reliever and can be good for nervous agitation. It is also a sedative for sleep. It is anti-spasmodic and for digestive spasms.
Corydalis is a diffusive and a pain reliever. This has been used by many cultures for muscles.
Passion Flower is a powerful nervine (nerve restorer and calmer) for when you can’t turn off your mind. It helps on stress headaches and also muscular tension.
Lobelia increases circulation, relaxes muscle and respiratory spasms.
Prickly Ash bark is known as an immuno-modulator (immune balancer), for loss of sensitivity of the nerves.
Cell Salts to Help Bell’s Palsy
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation, low-grade fevers
#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve support
#9 Nat mur 6X – tearing eyes, painful paralysis, dry tissues, grief or depression
Bell’s Palsy Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Causticum (#1 Homeopathic for Bell’s Palsy) – tension and pain in face, due to a cold draft, paralyzed nerve; right-sided; worse cold winds.
Phosphorus (#2) – numbness and tingling of the left side of the face; drooping; salivation; numbness, burning, tightness.
Aconitum (#3) – sudden onset; cold wind; numbness or sharp pains; causes are cold wind or an emoaitonal shock.
Belladonna (#4) – right-sided; throbbing pains; face is red and hot to the touch.
Curare – severe facial paralysis.
Natrum muriaticum –profuse tearing; painful; biting tongue from numbness; feels isolated; craves salt.
Nux vomica – left-sided paralysis from stimulant abuse; facial spasms; worse from cold; improves digestion; person is also irritable.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes