Facial Twitch Herbal TreatmentProgram - McDowell's Herbal Treatments


Herbs have traditionally been used to assist a person to come back to a healthy state of well being. Individual herbs, specifically prescribed for a particular situation may assist the body to come back into balance, thereby allowing a healthy homeostasis to be reinstated as nature intended. The herbalist looks to the whole person, their values and attitudes as well as their circumstances and physical condition along with other aspects of their individuality. This is in marked contrast to the allopathic medicine approach.

Below you will find an example of selected herbs for a particular condition. Herbal support can take a variety of forms and combinations, so it is vital that each person consult directly with a qualified holistic practitioner to gain the full benefit of immunity and health building support.

Many people have an occasional muscle twitch somewhere on their body. They can range from mildly annoying to a persistent aggravation and pain that can nearly drive one mad. Many times the twitching goes away on its own in a short time, but in other cases it can continue on for months or years.

Twitching occurs when a muscle contracts and releases suddenly and involuntarily. Slight twitches are obvious to the person experiencing them, but they are not usually noticeable to others. It is very common for muscles to twitch involuntarily from fatigue after strenuous exercise. Many people experience twitching and jerking of several muscle groups when falling asleep. Twitching eyelid muscles are common.

In some cases the twitching may be due to simple muscle fatigue, eye strain, stress, drug reactions, and even caffeine. In other cases, it could indicate a disease or situation requiring serious attention.

Twitching generally occurs as a result of an overwrought nervous system unloading impulses. It is most common during rest from stress and strain. Facial twitching in adults, accompanied by rather severe facial pain, is the result of a facial neuralgia .

Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is unintended twitching of one side of the face. It typically begins in the upper face or lower eyelid area, and spreads over a period of weeks to years to involve other portions of the face as well. Cosmetically, it looks strange and it is embarrassing to have part of the face twitching. Functionally, eyelid closure interferes with vision, and movement of the mouth interferes with talking and eating.

Parkinson's disease can involve twitching and grimacing, though many other symptoms predominate. Similarly, in Huntington's chorea, the focus is not only on the display of characteristic involuntary muscular movements, but on the psychological states of apathy, irritability and mania that are experienced with this illness.

Facial Tick is a habitual movement of the face. It is a patterned and repetitive movement unlike the irregular jerks of HFS, and is often bilateral.

Bells Palsy can lead to anomalous movements, but these are not twitch-like as in HFS.

My herbal mix includes Mugwort, Hypericum, Sage and Nettle added to this are the Bach flowers Mimulus, Honeysuckle, Walnut and Wild Oat. Together these will rebalance and strengthen the nervous and muscular systems.

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