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Fight Against Swine Flu

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In a previous article we talked about Fight Against Smoking. Here today we are going to talk about Swine Flu. According to the latest report by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), 23 cases of H1N1 already this year. And four deaths were reported from Delhi and neighbouring areas , this article will help you to aware about H1N1. Our goal is a better life for everyone.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the H1N1 pandemic over in August 2010. Since then, the H1N1 virus has been known as a regular human flu virus. It continues to spread during  flu season like other strains of the flu.

What is Swine flu ?

Swine Flu is  a disease, which is spread among pigs by direct and indirect contact, aerosols, and from pigs that are infected. In many parts of the world, pigs are vaccinated against swine flu. Most commonly, swine flu is of the H1N1 influenza subtype. However, swine flu viruses can sometimes come from other subtypes, such as H1N2, H3N1, and H3N2.


The symptoms of swine flu in humans are very much similar like regular flu.They includes

  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Stuffy nose
  • Cough
  • Fever

How to fight against H1N1 ?

  • Take rest. This will help your immune system focus on fighting the infection.
  • Drink plenty of water and other liquids to prevent dehydration.
  • Take pain relievers for symptoms like as headache and sore throat.
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Eating a balanced diet

Do not get in touch with people’s who are infected. Be careful  and  stay away from the crowds if there is a swine flu outbreak in your area.

How to prevent the spread of infection ?

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer
  • Do not touch your nose, mouth, or eyes (The virus can survive on surfaces)
  • Avoiding large gatherings when swine flu outbreak in your area
  • Do not go to work or school. if you’re infected

Vaccine against H1N1

vaccine has been produced to protect humans against the H1N1 strain of swine flu. This was introduced following a pandemic of swine flu in 2009 and 2010.


There are some drugs available that can effectively treat swine flu. The two main treatments are adamantanes, including amantadine and rimantadine, and medications that inhibit the influenza neuraminidase protein, such as oseltamivir and zanamivir. Because flu viruses can develop resistance to these drugs, they are often reserved for people who are at high risk for complications from the flu.

However, most people with swine influenza recover completely without the need for medical attention.

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Fight Against Smoking

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In a previous article we talked about Fight Against Eating Disorder. Here today we are going to talk about cigarette smoking.Which is mostly common in our generation nowadays, this article will help you to aware about smoking effects in our human body.Our goal is a better life for everyone.

Everyone knows that smoking is not good for health, but do you know, how this dangerous thing deals with our body and to non smokers who inhale secondhand smoke ?Smoking harms almost all organ of the body. And it’s responsible for a lot of diseases in our body. Cigarette smoking directly leads to lung cancer. Smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths among men and 1 in 20 deaths among women, accounting for an estimated 9,30,000 deaths in 2010 in INDIA.Women who smoke have a more frequent chance of certain pregnancy problems or having a baby die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Smoking vs Cancer

Smoking directly leads to certain types of diseases and yes cancer is one of them. Smoking causes nearly 89 percent of lung cancer deaths. And it is also responsible for many other cancers and health issues. ‘Basically, if tobacco didn’t exist, lung cancer would be a rare disease,’ says Amanda Sandford, research manager at UK charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Benefits of quitting

As soon as you stop, you start to feel the benefit. Giving up smoking is the best decision you’ll ever make.

  • After 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
  • After one day your body’s eliminated the carbon monoxide and your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
  • After 72 hours your breathing becomes easier. The bronchial tubes begin to relax and your energy levels increase.
  • By 2 to 12 weeks your circulation has improved throughout the body.
  • Between 3 to 9 months later your coughs and wheezing will have improved. Lung function could have increased by around 10 per cent.
  • After 10 years the risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.

A study says

  • Who has never smoked, there’s a 0.5 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75.
  • If you started smoking in your teens and gave up at 30, you would have a 1.8 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75.
  • Gave up at 40 years old : You would have a 3 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75. By 40 some people will have developed signs of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). A diseases of the lungs in which the airways become narrowed chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
  • Gave up at 50-years-old: You would have a 6 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75.
  • Gave up at 60-year old: You would have a 10 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75.

How we can fight against cigarette smoking ?

Lung recovery, in most of cases is a natural healing process. There are some things which helps to fight against them.

  • Keep your mouth busy chew something nutritious instead of picking up a cigarette.
  • Eat at smoke free restaurants.
  • Teach your children to stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Eat cancer fighting food in your regular life style. That can help you to slow down cancer formation.
  • Avoid cancer causing food from your diet chart.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Studies show that exercise helps to improve lung function.
  • Most public places don’t allow smoking.Visit on that places for a movie, or a walk etc.

“You don’t need cigarettes to be complete. All the happiness, comfort and peace you seek, is already inside you”

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Fight Against Eating Disorder

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In a previous article we talked about Fight Against Breast Cancer. Here today we are going to talk about eating disorder.Which is mostly common in our generation nowadays, this article will help you to aware about eating disorder.Our goal is a better life for everyone.

What is eating disorder ?

Eating disorder means inadequate or improper way of in taking of food which ultimately damaged individual well being. Eating disorder  occur at any stage but generally it founded in teen age or young age children.

Types of eating disorders

There are three type of eating disorder which are as follows

1) Anorexia Nervosa

The person who are suffering from anorexia nervosa often seem that they are  not able to intake calories and often shows that they have a intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat.

There are some symptoms which are found in a person who are suffering from anorexia nervosa

  • Dramatic weight lose
  • Wearing loose cloth to hide their weight loss
  • Avoiding meal time
  • Exercise
  • Complaining about stomach pain or constipation

2) Bulimia Nervosa

The people who suffer from bulimia nervosa have a habit of eating amount of food followed by fating or exercise to compensate for overeating. Unlike anorexia, people who are suffering from bulimia are often have a normal weight, but they have a still  fear of gaining weight and distorted body image.  If this problem is not treated in well manner then it caused long term health problem like heart problem, dental or kidney problem.

Following are the common sign of bulimia nervosa

  • Fear of eating in front of strange people’s
  • Wearing baggy cloth to hide body
  • Complaint about being fat
  • Constantly on dieting

3) Binge eating disorder

People who are suffer from binge eating disorder may have a frequent consumption of food where they binge on large quantity of food. People of bulimia disorder gets out of control during there time and felt guilty about it. In Binge eating disorder people do not fast or exercise they are usually over-weighted or obese. If it is not treated in well manner then it can leads to big heath issue which is not good.Behavioral weight reduction programs can be helpful both with weight loss and with controlling the urge to binge eat.  Eating disorders are treatable, and with the right treatment and support.

Follow are the sign of binge eating disorder

  • Skipping meal in front of others
  • Wearing baggy cloth
  • Constantly on diet

Causes of eating disorder

  • Irregular hormone function
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Genetic

Symptoms of eating disorder

  • Avoidance of social function, friend, family, may become isolated
  • Switching between period of overeating and fasting.
  • Constant weight fluctuation
  • Depression

Treatment of eating disorder

Treatment of overeating can be treated in well manner by recognizing the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder, people can also monitor about their life style and and proper healthy eating  so that they can get their lives back on track. There are some points or a medical treatment which is be helpful for the person who are suffer from overeating disorder over come their situation

  • Medical care and monitering
  • Nutrition
  • Therapy
  • Medication

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Fight Against Diabetes

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In a previous article we talked about heart, ‪cardiovascular disease. Here today we are going to talk about Diabetes ‬‬.Which is mostly common in our generation nowadays, this article will help you to aware about diabetes.Our goal is a better life for everyone.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar is too high, blood sugar is the source that comes from food that you eat. Having  a too much glucose  in your blood can causes heath problem, and also diabetes has no cure you have to take some steps to stay healthy.

Different type of diabetes

  • In type one diabetes – Your body does not make insulin, (Insulin is a hormone that made by pancreas helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy) Your immune system that attack and destroy pancreas that make insulin. In type one diabetes can be diagnosed usually in the children and adult but it can appear at any stage.
  • In type two Diabetes – Your body does not make and use insulin, and it can be occur at any age group even also children’s and middle age group. But generally seen that this type of diabetes can occur at middle age group and older age group.
  • Gestational Diabetes – This type of diabetes generally found in some women’s who are into in the pregnancy stage, but it can be controlled during the baby born. If you had a gestational diabetes than you have a  great chance of developing diabetes too in later life.

What other diseases can occur due to diabetes

  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart Problem
  • Kidney Problem
  • Eye Problem
  • Nerve Damage
  • Foot Problem

Symptoms of diabetes

  • Frequent urination
  • Disproportionate thirst
  • Weight gain
  • Usually weight loss
  • Intense hunger
  • Blurred vision
  • Gums are red or swollen

Precaution of diabetes

  • Routine Check Up
  • Proper Healthy Diet
  • Quit Smoking and Alcohol
  • Pay Attention To Your Feet
  • Exercise regularly

Treatment of diabetes

  • Type 1 diabetes can be treated be insulin or change diet of and regular exercise.
  • Type 2 diabetes can be treated by non insulin or weight reduce or regular exercise.
  • Gestational Diabetes always includes special meal plans and scheduled physical activity. It may also include daily  insulin injections and blood glucose testing.

Diabetes diet

  • Balanced food
  • Nutritious diet
  • Low fat food

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Heart, Cardiovascular Disease

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In a previous article we talked about schizophrenia mental disorder. Here today we are going to talk about heart, ‪cardiovascular disease‬‬. Have your heard about heart, ‪cardiovascular disease, which is mostly common in our generation nowadays. If not ,don’t worry, this article will help you to aware about cardiovascular disease. Our goal is a better life for everyone.

A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to an area of your heart. Due to the fatty material called plaque the smooth inner wall of artery will damaged. During the heart attack chest pain are common symptoms and there is a lose of blood supply in heart also.Risk factor is increases when men is over 45 and women is over 55, as smoking also causes the high chance of risk factor of heart attack.

Symptoms Of Heart Attack

  •  Uncomfortable pressure
  • Paining in center of the chest
  • Discomfort
  • Paining can spread beyond the neck
  • Shoulder and one side or both side of arms
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath

Risk Factor Of Heart Attack

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Family history
  • High blood pressure
  • Diet
  • Hypertension

How To Prevent Heart Attack

  • Quitting Smoking and alcohol
  • Control blood pressure
  • Regular exercise
  • Consumption of healthy food
  • Maintains blood cholesterol at optimum level.

Diagnosis and Treatment

You will need to change your lifestyle to help prevent or control  heart diseases and so reduce the risk of a first or repeat heart attack. The tests you’ll need to diagnose your heart disease depend on what condition your doctor thinks you might have. For that various test are included.

  • Chest X ray
  • ECG or electrocardiograph
  • Cardiac enzyme tests

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Schizophrenia Mental Disorder

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In a previous article we talked about migraine. Here today we are going to talk about schizophrenia . Have your heard about schizophrenia mental disorder, before ? if not ,don’t worry, this article will help you. Our goal is a better life for everyone affected by mental illness.

schizophrenia mental disorder is a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. It is a complex, long-term medical illness.Schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary; and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations. It is possible to live well with schizophrenia.

Behaviors that are early warning signs of schizophrenia include

  • A constant feeling of being watched
  • Hearing or seeing something that isn’t there
  • Strange body positioning
  • Peculiar or nonsensical way of speaking or writing
  • Feeling indifferent to very important situations
  • A change in personal hygiene and appearance
  • Deterioration of academic or work performance
  • A change in personality
  • Increasing withdrawal from social situations
  • Inability to sleep or concentrate
  • Irrational, angry or fearful response to loved ones
  • Extreme preoccupation with religion or the occult
  • Inappropriate or bizarre behavior

Symptoms of schizophrenia mental disorder

In teens, it can be difficult to diagnose schizophrenia. This is because the first signs can include  a drop in grades, change of friends, sleep problems, and irritability common and nonspecific adolescent behavior.

Positive symptoms of schizophrenia mental disorder

  • Hallucinations: Seeing, feeling, tasting, hearing or smelling something that doesn’t really exist.Voices may involve people that are known or unknown to the person hearing them.
  • Delusions: These are false beliefs. False ideas individuals may believe that someone is spying on him or her.
  • Disordered thinking and speech: The person may jump from one topic to another for no logical reason,in a nonsensical fashion.
  • Cognitive issues/disorganized thinking: The cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia often struggle to remember things, organize their thoughts or complete tasks.
  • Social withdrawal: They believe somebody is going to harm them.

Negative symptoms of schizophrenia mental disorder

Negative symptoms often include being emotionally flat or speaking in a dull, disconnected way. For example, absence of facial expressions or lack of motivation.

What are the causes of schizophrenia mental disorder ?

The cause of schizophrenia is still unclear. Evidence suggests that genetic and environmental factors act together to bring about schizophrenia.

Research suggests below points have several possible causes

  • Genetic inheritance: If there is no history of schizophrenia in a family, the chances of developing it are less than 1 percent. However, that risk rises to 10 – 13  percent if a parent was diagnosed. The highest risk occurs when an identical twin is diagnosed with schizophrenia. The unaffected twin has a roughly 50% chance of developing the disorder.
  • Brain chemistry: Problems with certain brain chemicals, experts believe that an imbalance of dopamine(Dopamine is an organic chemical of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families that plays several important roles in the brain and body. ), a neurotransmitter(Neurotransmitters allow brain cells to communicate with each other), is involved in the onset of schizophrenia. Networks of neurons are likely involved as well.
  • Environmental factors: There is no definite proof, many suspect trauma before birth and viral infections may contribute to the development of the disease. Babies whose mothers get the flu while they are pregnant are at higher risk of developing schizophrenia later in life. People who are hospitalized for severe infections are also at higher risk.
  • Substance use: Some studies have suggested that taking mind altering drugs during teen years and young adulthood can increase the risk of schizophrenia. Another study has found that smoking marijuana led to earlier onset of schizophrenia and often preceded the manifestation of the illness.


There is no cure for schizophrenia, but it can be treated and managed in several ways.Many patients do well with minimal symptoms or periods of recovery.Drug treatment can reduce symptoms and greatly reduce future relapses.

  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Self-management strategies and education
  • Psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and assertive community treatment and supportive therapy

Related Conditions

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Schizophreniform disorder
  • Brief psychotic disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Delusional disorder
  • Major depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Catatonia

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Fight Against Migraine

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In a previous article “What is BMR, BMI and RMR ? ” of fitness series  ,we talked about fitness numbers. Everything is based on numbers. If you want to succeed in your business, you need numbers. If you want to succeed in fitness, you need numbers too.

Here today we are going to talk about Migraine, which is mostly common in our generation nowadays.This article will help you to aware about Migraine.

Migraine is a neurological disorder involving nerve pathways and brain chemicals. Many people may suffer continuous or recurring pain in the head, vomiting and difficulties in seeing. Migraines are characterized by severe head pain often accompanied by other symptoms like vomiting, nausea, numbness, difficulties in speaking, sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine tend to run in families, and can affect the all age groups. Most of the migraine attack will last at least four hours but if you are experiencing the symptoms more then three day then you need to consult the physician.

Different types of headache and migraine

Common types of migraine in adult are migraine with aura and migraine without aura. Hemiplegic migraine and basilar migraine are the most common types of migraine with aura and  Menstural Migraine, often referred to as hormonal migraine, is the most common type of of migraine without aura. There are many other types of headache but not categorized as migraine, including but not limited to cluster headache, tension type headache, and sinus headache.

Symptoms before starting migraine attack or migraine pain

Headache attacks lasting 4 to 72 hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated)

  • Pain on one side or both side of head
  • Sensitivity to the light and sounds
  • Sensation
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Eye pain
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problem in speaking
  • Weakness
  • Frequent urination

 Things that might lead  to migraine pain

  • Changing of weather
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Too much caffeine
  • Skipping meal or fasting

Natural way to prevent your migraine attack or migraine pain

There is currently no single cure for migraine, but your lifestyle might be control you migraine attack, which includes

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Avoid junk food
  • Reduce stress
  • Regular Exercise

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Fight against facial Palsy

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In a previous article we talked about Fight Against Cancer ,what is cancer ? cancer cell division, cancer sign and symptoms and what’s the common treatments and other procedures and techniques. Here today we are going to talk about facial Palsy or bell’s palsy.Have your heard about facial Palsy or bell’s palsy, before ? if not ,don’t worry, this article will help you.Our goal is a better life for everyone.

Facial palsy also called idiopathic or bell’s palsy. The term facial palsy or bell’s palsy generally refers to weakness of the facial muscles or we can say sudden weakness in the muscles on one half of the face.When a facial nerve is either non-functioning or missing,  a condition in which the muscles on one side of your face become weak or paralyzed. It affects only one side of the face at a time.

Facial nerves working principle

In our face, each side has its own facial nerve,so damaging the right side facial nerve will only affect the right side of the face, and vice versa.In our human body each nerve starts at the brain and enters the face to the front of the ear where it then divides into five separate branches.These branches supply the muscles which are essential for facial expression. Saliva production , tears and taste are also controlled by the facial nerve in different manner.

Symptoms of facial palsy

  • Facial palsy normally affects only one side of the face although in some or rare cases it may affect both sides. It does not cause weakness in your arms or legs. If you experience weakness in your arms or legs as well as weakness on one side of your face, you should seek immediate medical attention. These symptoms grouped together may indicate a stroke.
  • Loss of sensation may mean you cannot feel your face when you touch it.
  • The exact reason why this happens is not clear yet.
  • A decrease in your ability to taste.
  • Headache.

Causes of facial palsy

When we talked about facial palsy, there are actually many different causes , and treatment and prognosis vary greatly depending on the cause. If we talked about researchers, they believed that viral infections may also play a role in the development of facial palsy or bell’s palsy. They’ve found evidence that suggests the herpes simplex 1 virus (a common cause of cold sores) may be responsible for a large number of cases. Some of other major causes of facial palsy are listed below.

  • Surgical causes for example during removal of acoustic neuroma or facial nerve tumour, or when operating on the parotid gland.
  • Bacterial causes such as Lyme disease or following a middle ear infection.
  • Neurological conditions such as Neurofibromatosis 2, or Guillain-Barré syndrome.
  • Traumatic injury such as fractures to the brain, skull or face.
  • Birth trauma for example caused by forceps or facial presentation delivery.
  • Congenital conditions such as an abnormal development of the facial nerve or muscle in the womb.
  • Rare genetic syndromes such as Moebius syndrome or CHARGE syndrome.
  • Stroke although a stroke can cause facial palsy it is slightly different in that the problems are not caused by direct damage to the facial nerve. The paralysis in this case is caused by brain damage and the messages not being transferred properly to the facial nerve.

Facial nerve injuries

Facial nerve injury classified into three categories.

  1. First degree injury – When the facial nerve is just concussed or bruised and recovers within eight weeks.
  2. Second degree injury – Where the facial nerve is more severely damaged but still retains its outer layer. The nerve begins to show the first signs of recovery at about four months as it slowly repairs itself at the rate of around one millimeter per day.
  3. Third degree injury – When the facial nerve is more severely damaged, any recovery is much slower and always incomplete. Sometimes the nerve is completely severed and surgical repair is needed to restore facial function.

Function’s, Facial muscles involves

  • Closing the eyes          –  Orbicularis oculi
  • Raising the eyebrows –  Frontalis
  • Frowning                      –  Corrugator
  • Wrinkling nose            –  Procerus/Nasalis
  • Closed mouth smiling –  Risorius
  • Pouting                           – Orbicularis oris
  • Open mouth smiling    – Zygomaticus
  • Lifting top lip                 – Levator labii
  • Pulling lower lip down – Depressor labii
  • Sticking bottom lip out – Mentalis
  • Pulling jaw and corners of mouth gently down – Platysma

Diagnosis & Treatment

There’s no specific test for facial Palsy or bell’s palsy. Your doctor will look at your face and ask you to move your facial muscles by lifting your brow,closing your eyes, showing your teeth and frowning, among other movements.

Other conditions such as a stroke, infections, Lyme disease and tumors  can also cause facial muscle weakness, mimicking Bell’s palsy. If it’s not clear why you’re having the symptoms you are, your doctor may recommend other tests, including

  • Electromyography (EMG) -This test can confirm the presence of nerve damage and determine its severity. An EMG measures the electrical activity of a muscle in response to stimulation and the nature and speed of the conduction of electrical impulses along a nerve.
  • Imaging scans – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) may be needed on occasion to rule out other possible sources of pressure on the facial nerve, such as a tumor or skull fracture.

Most people with facial palsy recover fully with or without treatment. There’s no one size fits all treatment for facial palsy or bell’s palsy, but your doctor may suggest medications or physical therapy to help speed your recovery. Surgery is rarely an option for facial or bell’s palsy.


Commonly used medications to treat facial Palsy or bell’s palsy.

  • Corticosteroids – Such as prednisone, are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. If they can reduce the swelling of the facial nerve, it will fit more comfortably within the bony corridor that surrounds it. Corticosteroids may work best if they’re started within several days of when your symptoms started.
  • Antiviral drugs – The role of antivirals remains unsettled. Antivirals alone have shown no benefit compared with placebo. Antivirals added to steroids are also unlikely to be beneficial.However, despite this, valacyclovir (Valtrex) is sometimes given in combination with prednisone in people with severe facial palsy.

Alternative medicine

Although there’s little scientific evidence to support the use of alternative medicine for people with facial  or 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 a 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.


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