Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Although there's little scientific evidence to support the use of alternative medicine for people with Bell's palsy, some people with the condition may benefit from the following:

  • Relaxation techniques. Relaxing by using techniques such as meditation and yoga may relieve muscle tension and chronic pain.
  • Acupuncture. Placing thin needles into specific point in your skin helps stimulate nerves and muscles, which may offer some relief.
  • Biofeedback training. By teaching you to use your thoughts to control your body, you may help gain better control over your facial muscles.
  • Vitamin therapy. Vitamins B-12, B-6 and zinc may help nerve growth.
Mar. 27, 2012