Bell's Palsy (facial nerve paralysis) • Georgetown - Rochester Holistic Center

Oct 26, 2020
Naturopathic Medicine

Understanding Bell's Palsy

Bell's Palsy is a condition characterized by sudden, temporary weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles on one side of the face. It occurs due to the inflammation or compression of the facial nerve, causing difficulty in facial movement and expressions.

Causes and Symptoms

The exact cause of Bell's Palsy is still unknown, but it is believed to be triggered by viral infections, such as the herpes simplex virus. Symptoms may develop rapidly and include:

  • Sudden weakness or paralysis on one side of the face
  • Loss of the sense of taste
  • Difficulty closing the eyelid, leading to eye dryness and irritation
  • Speech and eating difficulties
  • Facial drooping or asymmetry

Comprehensive and Holistic Treatment

At Rochester Holistic Center in Georgetown, our team of expert naturopaths specializes in providing holistic and natural treatments for Bell's Palsy. We combine a variety of natural therapies and approaches to address the root cause of the condition and promote overall healing and nerve function restoration.


Naturopathic treatments focus on supporting the body's innate healing ability. Our qualified naturopaths will design an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This may include:

  • Herbal remedies: Utilizing the healing properties of specific herbs to reduce inflammation and support nerve regeneration
  • Nutritional counseling: Recommending a balanced diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals to boost the immune system and aid in recovery
  • Acupuncture: Stimulating specific points on the body to promote circulation, reduce inflammation, and restore facial muscle function
  • Homeopathy: Prescribing natural remedies to stimulate the body's healing response and improve overall wellness

Physical Therapy

Our experienced physical therapists will guide you through gentle exercises and techniques to help restore facial muscle strength and coordination. These may include:

  • Facial exercises: Targeted movements to improve muscle tone and flexibility
  • Massage therapy: Techniques to increase blood flow, reduce tension, and improve nerve stimulation
  • Range of motion exercises: Promoting mobility and preventing stiffness
  • Electrical stimulation: Using low-level electrical currents to stimulate muscle contractions and promote healing

Stress Management

Stress and emotional factors can exacerbate Bell's Palsy symptoms. Our holistic approach includes stress management techniques such as:

  • Meditation and mindfulness: Practices to promote relaxation and mental well-being
  • Breathing exercises: Techniques that help reduce stress and improve oxygenation
  • Yoga and tai chi: Gentle movements and postures to improve overall balance and reduce stress
  • Counseling: Addressing the emotional impact of the condition and providing coping strategies

Contact Rochester Holistic Center in Georgetown

If you or a loved one is experiencing Bell's Palsy, our team at the Rochester Holistic Center in Georgetown is here to help. We offer comprehensive and holistic treatments to promote healing and restore the facial nerve function naturally. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey towards recovery.