Bells Palsy Lyme Connection

Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes sudden weakness in the muscles on one side of the face. Other conditions that can mimic Bell’s palsy symptoms include stroke, sarcoidosisLyme disease, middle ear bacterial infectionsmultiple sclerosis and tumors near your facial nerve. Although the exact reason Bell’s palsy occurs isn’t clear, it’s often related to having a viral infection. Viruses that have been linked to Bell’s palsy include:

  • Cold sores and genital herpes (herpes simplex)
  • Chickenpox and shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Infectious mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr)
  • Cytomegalovirus infections
  • Respiratory illnesses (adenovirus)
  • German measles (rubella)
  • Mumps (mumps virus)
  • Flu (influenza B)
  • Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (coxsackievirus)
  • Lyme infection

Most cases of Bell’s palsy improve without treatment. Conventional treatment includes: oral corticosteroids, antiviral medications, and electriclal stimulation. But what happens to the person who falls through the medical cracks?

Energy medicine’s approach focuses on defining the “splinters” or initiator(s) and test which nutrients will combat the cause. The following case study involved a patient whose Bell’s palsy lingered for two and a half years. Energetic testing made the diagnosis of Lyme infection, which originated from a spider bite in the patient’s foot. Following 2.5 months of treatment for the Lyme infection, the patient’s 2.5 year duration of symptoms resolved by ninety-five percent. The take away message is without a diagnosis there is no treatment.

Dr. Gerald H. Smith

About The Author

Dr. Gerald H. Smith is certified by the World Organization for Natural Medicine to practice natural medicine globally. He is also a certified dental practitioner. His broad base of post-graduate training in dentistry and natural medicine enabled him to integrate many health care specialties.