Effect of Integrated Yoga and Naturopathy therapies in the Management of Bell’s palsy – A Case Report
Bell's palsy is a type of facial paralysis that is unilateral in 70% of cases. Here, we report a case of unilateral facial nerve palsy, which was diagnosed as Bell’s palsy and showed a good response to yoga and naturopathy interventions. A 31-year-old man with Bell’s palsy on the right side with an unknown etiology was admitted to integrated yoga and naturopathy management in our hospital for 3 weeks. The facial grading system (FGS) for facial movement and the facial disability index (FDI) scale for facial disability was assessed before and after the intervention. After 3 weeks of yoga and naturopathy interventions, patients showed positive improvement in FGS composite score from Grade VI (FGS score 46) to Grade I (FGS score 4). FDI score also showed notable improvement in physical function (from 50 to 95), Social/Well-being subscale (from 75 to 100) after the intervention. The findings of the present study suggest integrated yoga and naturopathy interventions for the effective management of facial movements and facial disability in bell’s palsy.
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