Bell’s Palsy & Its Residuals:
What it is and what to do about it.
5 Video Lecture Episodes:
Over 2 hours of extensive explanations with illustrations about facial palsy, synkinesis, contractures, facial pains and more.
Extra: 30+ Questions Answered:
Over 30 most essential questions about facial & Bell’s palsy, their residuals and complications – answered.
“Bell’s Palsy & Its Residuals: What it is and what to do about it” educational video lectures were made to advance your understanding of facial palsy and its residuals.
You will learn what causes facial palsy, what happens to the facial nerve, how the recovery process happens. You will understand how residuals, such as facial synkinesis, contractures, facial pains, excessive tearing or dry eyes happen and what you can do about them.
In addition, we explain the foundation of our rehabilitation method that will help you to understand what is the underlying principle in recovering from facial palsy residuals and complications.
The six extra Q&A episodes will give you even more insights on what can be done about Bell’s palsy residuals as they answer over 30 of the most essential questions that are asked by facial palsy sufferers. Take a look below at all the questions that are answered.
11 episodes in total:
5 lecture episodes
+ 6 extra Q&A episodes
34 essential questions
about facial palsy and residuals
3h 27min total length:
2h 19min of video lectures
1h 08min of Q&A
Easy to understand
with the help of illustrations
Lecturer: Alex Pashov
Alex Pashov is the co-founder of Crystal Touch Clinic and the leader of our scientific research team. Neuro-Rehabilitation specialist and MSc by education, he is doing the scientific work, research, consulting, presents our results at International congresses, maintains active world-wide correspondence with Bell’s Palsy sufferers in all continents, and with the Scientific institutions in various countries.
Everything you need to know about Bell’s palsy
“Bell’s Palsy & Its Residuals” educational video lectures are one part of Full Bell’s Palsy Video Collection. The full collection consists of two separate video courses and covers all essential, widely-accepted knowledge, as well as the knowledge obtained by Crystal Touch specialists during rehabilitation and scientific research about facial palsy and its residuals and complications.
The Content of Bell’s Palsy & Its Residuals Educational Video Lectures
The total length of the 5 lecture episodes is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
The lectures use illustrations and some animations to help you understand the explanations better.
How does facial palsy happen? What causes it and what processes are involved?
The first episode focuses on the anatomy and function of the facial nerve. It explains how signals are transported from the brain to the facial muscles and how facial palsy affects this. It describes each facial muscle’s responsibility and role in synkinesis.
It also explains the main causes of facial palsy, shows in detail how facial palsy damages the facial nerve and how our body responds to the damage. You will learn what is a conduction block and why sometimes the recovery happens fast and other times takes a longer time.
It also touches upon Botox and explains how Botox works and why its effects are temporary.
Duration: 32 min
How does the regeneration process happen? What causes synkinesis and other complications?
The second episode focuses on explaining the regeneration process after facial palsy had happened.
The episode explains in detail how synkinesis happens. It also goes through other most common complications and residuals after facial palsy such as contractures, asymmetry of facial expressions, weakness of the muscles, why your affected side might feel more tired, why you might experience facial pains and why sometimes your eye might be very dry or have excessive tearing.
You will learn what are currently available recovery methods and what you can expect from them.
Duration: 23 min
What is synkinesis? Why and how is it possible to reduce synkinesis?
The third episode talks about synkinesis and its causes. It explains in detail why we believe the cause of synkinesis is not aberrant regeneration and what, according to our research, we believe to be the true cause of synkinesis. You will learn how synkinesis is formed, how two control centers of our brain are involved in this and how the facial muscles function during synkinesis. You will understand how conditioned reflex is connected to synkinesis and how we can use this knowledge to reduce or eliminate it.
In this episode, we also show how we can objectively record synkinesis and measure it.
Duration: 18 min
What is Crystal Touch Neuro-Proprioceptive Rehabilitation method? How can it help to reduce synkinesis and recover from other complications and residuals after long-standing facial palsy?
Here we explain the main principals of the Crystal Touch Neuro-Proprioceptive Rehabilitation method. We explain the Facial Harmony Rules and how they help to restore the facial balance. This information can help you in your daily routine to avoid doing what can harm your recovery.
The episode also explains how our emotions are connected to our facial expressions and how facial palsy can lead to emotional imbalance.
In addition, we also explain why relaxing your face and your facial muscles is so crucial to your recovery and other advice you should follow.
Duration: 32 min
What is facial proprioception and why is it important? How can I feel better about my face? How do I know if recovery is really possible?
The fifth episode focuses on explaining the rehabilitation of Crystal Touch clinic. By explaining how to use the two Crystal Touch relaxation points, you will learn how to relax your face properly. You will learn how to use your “internal mirror” to help you feel better about your face. We also explain what is facial proprioception and why it is important for restoring the balance and symmetry to facial muscles.
This episode also shows some examples of the recovery of our patients. These examples will help you to understand and believe that recovery is possible in many situations.
Duration: 35 min
Extra Episodes: Questions & Answers
In addition to the video lectures, we have included our video answers to 34 most important questions that facial palsy sufferers often ask us. These answers will help you understand facial palsy, synkinesis, contractures and facial pains even better, as well as get an insight into what can be done to reduce them, and if it can be done at home or only the clinic.
The Q&A videos are divided into 6 videos with a total duration of 1 hour 08 minutes.
In the Q&A episodes you will find the answers to the following questions:
Questions about synkinesis
- Is there a hope to correct synkinesis or contracture 2-3 years post Bell’s palsy?
- I had Bell’s palsy 15 years ago, I haven’t healed completely, still suffering from synkinesis till now. I would like to know how to improve my situation.
- I have synkinesis after a facial palsy due to an ear infection. What can you do to help the synkinesis?
- When I lift my eyebrows my lower eyelid on the affected side lifts. Is there any way to repair it?
- How do I combat cross-signals after feeling returns? Five years post Bell’s.
- How to reduce my synkinesis?
- Can synkinesis be treated during the recovery period? I have Mime-therapy and now 59% recovery of facial movements.
- I have BP since 6 and a half months, I’m still in my recovering stage and I have developed synkinesis – smile with lower eyelids contract and blink eyes with upper lip move uncontrollably. To reduce my synkinesis do I need to stop my facial exercises and physiotherapy?
Questions about excessive tearing, dry eyes and blinking
- Why my eye on the affected side blinks slower and I close my eyelid only halfway?
- I now have synkinesis. In addition to my eye closing when I smile or chew, my eye waters profusely when I eat. It also waters more in general so that my vision becomes blurred when I look down for any length of time. Is there any treatment for this problem?
- I’m still afraid that my eye will dry out. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses during the period I still have to wait for my eye about every 2 hours.
- I also feel like there is a lot of liquid under my eyes.
Questions about the popular methods of recovery
- I got Bell’s palsy in October 2017 and I have synkinesis. I have a doctor that does Botox and I do facial therapy.
- Will acupuncture assist in the recovery?
- I’m on my 3rd bout of Bell’s palsy. The first time I had it I had electrotherapy done on the nerve. Is it possible the electrotherapy the first time resulted in the recurring bouts?
- Do you recommend high-intensity laser after 4 years?
Questions about facial pains, contractures and tension
- Can a contracture be corrected?
- When I wake up in the morning I feel my face strongly drawn to the right side, which is the affected side. Also when I work harder than usual. Can this error be corrected?
- Can I use vitamins if I have contracture? Will vitamins stimulate it? Vitamin D or C.
- How to achieve raising the upper lip on the affected side and how to get rid of the tension and unpleasant sounds on the affected ear when trying to smile?
- Sometimes I have earaches on the affected side. Is it normal?
- When I massage my face I get pains in the back of my head. Should I stop massaging when I get the pain?
- I have a problem when shaving. The shaving muscles, platysma, cramps up. This can be quite painful. What can I do to relieve this?
- Why is that that the nasolabial fold of the face becomes deep and prominent? Is this due to contracture of the muscle?
General questions about peripheral facial palsy
- I’m in despair. After facial paralysis a year ago my face still becomes worse. More and more tight areas, less and less symmetry. Will it stop? The left side has lost its weight.
- I have had Bell’s palsy 3 times now. Does this happen often to other Bell’s palsy patients?
- About my situation and if there is any way to decrease Bell’s palsy effects? Especially Bell’s palsy with me for a long time, about 29 years.
- If you get an anaesthetic on the affected side of your face for a dentist appointment or something, can there be a disadvantage for the facial palsy?
- I had Bell’s palsy for almost 19 years. What are the best exercises for me to do to get my smile back?
Questions about facial muscles and facial nerve
- Is it possible to regain movement in the upper lip 13 years after Bell’s palsy onset?
- How to achieve speaking with both sides equally? The non-affected side is much stronger and the muscles grow towards it while speaking.
- I can’t keep the water in my mouth, for example, when rinsing my mouth. How can I train to keep it closed?
- What about the weakness of facial muscles? Is it happening due to improper behaviour and can be restored or the nerve is so damaged that it can’t produce enough power?
- How many years does the nerve continue to heal?
You can choose between purchasing either a single video course or the Full Bell's Palsy Video Collection. The Full Bell's Palsy Video Collection also includes a free gift: Online Diagnostic Video Session.
The Full Bell's Palsy Video Collection
1. Bell's Palsy & Its Residuals: What it is and what to do about it
2. Bell's Palsy Knowledge Base Video Course
3. Free gift
9 Video Course episodes
5 Video Lectures
6 Q&A episodes
Total duration: 4h 31min
Our free gift for you:
35 min Online Diagnostic Video Session (€85 value)
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Important notice: This course is purely educational and informative. It is not meant as a full replacement of rehabilitation program in the clinic.
Refund policy: Due to the nature of the content and its immediate availability for the viewing after the purchase, we do not issue any refunds. Full refunds are only possible due to technical issues, and upon presentation of a proof that you are unable to access the video files.
Who is this course for?
- This course is mainly for current and long-standing Bell’s palsy sufferers, who are looking for knowledge and understanding
- It is for those who want to understand the process of facial palsy, the formation of its complications and the recovery process
- It is for those who are currently going through an acute phase of Bell’s palsy and want to lower the risk of developing complications
- For those who find it difficult to understand information from written sources with complex explanations
- And of course, for those who are looking for hope and want to believe that their current facial condition does not have to remain forever
What is the purpose of these video lectures?
The purpose of this course is to teach you about facial and Bell’s palsy and their residuals. The course explains the processes involved, the recovery possibilities and the answers to the question in Q&A will help you to better understand your situation and remain positive about your condition.
We have created these videos because through the experience with our rehabilitation patients, we see how a good understanding of Bell’s palsy helps them in their recovery. The knowledge gave them confidence, patience and motivation to keep on fighting and working hard to improve their condition. It also gave them hope, because they understood why the recovery is always possible and how it happens.
What is the difference between this course and another Video Course?
“Bell’s Palsy & Its Residuals: What it is and what to do about it” Video Lectures focus on explaining not only the processes of facial palsy and its residuals but also the underlying principals of rehabilitation and recovery. The Q&A videos will further help you to get the answers to your existing questions. It includes more information than the “Bell’s Palsy Knowledge Base Video Course” but the information is less detailed.
“Bell’s Palsy Knowledge Base Video Course” focuses mainly on a deeper and more extensive explanation of the main processes involved in facial palsy and the residuals. With the help of more animations and illustrations, this course helps to understand the anatomy of the facial nerve, facial muscles and the processes involved in various residuals better.
In summary, the “Bell’s Palsy Knowledge Base Video Course” provides more in-depth information and better explanations of just a couple of topics, while the “Bell’s Palsy & Its Residuals: What it is and what to do about it” Video Lectures cover a much wider area of topics and explain everything that is connected to Bell’s palsy, its residuals and their recovery.
Which is why we advise following both courses: you will learn everything you need to know about Bell’s palsy with the help of “Bell’s palsy & Its Residuals” course, while “Bell’s Palsy Knowledge Base Video Course” will explain you the main concepts in more details and will be easier to understand.
If I purchase each course separately, do I receive the free gift?
Our free gift is available only if you purchase the Full Video Course “Everything about Bell’s Palsy”, and not if each course is purchased separately.
After the purchase, how will I get the course?
After the purchase, you will be able to watch the video course on our website. The videos will always be available to watch, at any time. You will not have to save them somewhere on your computer. All you will need is your account (your email or username and password, that you will create during the check-out). After login, you will have access to the pages with the videos.
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