Eyecare / Hemifacial Spasm : Medication-induced Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching - How I Eventually Get It Totally Cured By Acupuncture & Other Medical Details
Note : The following article is only meant as a reference material to the intended recipients and advices should be sought from the medical experts to establish the authenticity of its contents. For your information, I get this sickness while living abroad indirectly from depression (Schizophrenia) through subsequent allergy and overdosage of the related-medications ( Risperdal ) and I hope that the information given below will be useful to the intended readers.
Non-stop eyelid twitching, which is lately referred to as Blepharospasm or Myokymia is actually a symptom of involuntary and uncontrollable movements in the muscles around a person's eyes which in turn make them appear like 'blinking non-stop' to other people.
Generally, the movements of one's muscle is controlled by the nerves around them that in turn receive signals from the brains which ultimately dictate the variety of 'ways' in which such desired movements are to be conducted based on a person's will.
The causes of such non-stop eyelid-twitching symptom in most common cases may just due to short-term stress, over-tiredness, over-straining of one's eyes, occasional anxiety, temporary panic fits and nervousness which in turn can be easily relieved and recover naturally by a good rest, more relaxation and trying to calm oneself down to stop getting anxious, panic and worried and stressful over certain things. In this regard, such phenomena tend to be quite common among certain students and other professionals.
However, in the cases of a persistent uncontrollable non-stop twitchings of the eyelids which only get aggravated rather than improved over time and last for months and even years, it may just probably imply that the nerves around the eyes organ are simply not 'properly functionable' enough to bring about the desired movements of the muscles based on the mental instructions from the brains of a person.
Except for any brain and other eye muscle damages/eye muscle disorders caused by permanent lack of certain nutrients and minerals etc or other irritations to that organ like dry eyes, sore eyes, bacteria infections etc, such a chronic eyelid-twitching sickness may likely be caused by certain disturbances and disorders that affect or weaken the functionality of the nerves around the eyes to bring about the desired movements of this organ based on the person's will.
In this regard, the possible reasons of such chronic non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness may probably due to the causes as mentioned above which is experienced by a person over a considerably long period of time rather than just temporarily. Apart from that, other likely causes maybe be certain traumas, especially the emotional ones, allergy to or overdosage of certain medications that carry such side effects as muscle spasms, particularly photophobia in the case of non-stop eyelid-twitching symptom.
In fact, I myself have also been suffering from such a sickness due to allergy and overdosage to such medications like Risperdal and other similar drugs (of which I have stopped taking and replaced with Seroquel so as not to further worsen the non-stop eyelid-twitching problem and to prevent a relapse of that sickness after I get healed). As such, I would very much like to share my own genuine personal experience with you over the course of my treatment of such a sickness and I hope that it will somehow be helpful to a certain extent especially to those who have been having the similar experience as mine and I would to emphasize that it again only is meant as a reference material to anyone reading it.
For your information, I have been suffering from this sickness in the past few years whereby my eyelids also tend to twitch both continuously and uncontrollably without me being able to do anything to control the twitchings at all. As a result, my eyes would seem like blinking all the while to anyone who looks at me and I totally could not drive, look directly and persistently at the pc or tv screens and most of the times, I simply can’t read any books or newspaper properly.
And I have sought lots of medical treatments and advices as well as apply various kinds of eyedrops, taking various types of vitamins, mineral pills as well as many types of anti-muscle spasm medications from lots of eye specialists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists (who explain the medical theories mentioned above to me), ENT specialists and other general practitioners, and even have the MRI examinations taken to get my eyes cured , but these efforts turn out to be in vain as they fail to yield any positive results and my eyes still keep on blinking non-stop.
Luckily, just about a year after I suffer from such a sickness, I come across an acupuncture expert who studied and observed closely about my problems and then administer a therapy needle on the part of the flesh at the back of the palm which is about 1.5 cm (applicable to the average grown adults only) vertically from the point of intersection (that would appear visibly when the fingers are closed loosely together ) between my thumb and my forefinger of my right hand (as per illustration attached below) to strengthen the weakened and sensitive nerves around my eyes. Kindly take note that this point is located at a much 'fleshy' instead of a much 'boney' area - perhaps you would need to briefly explore that part of your right hand at the same time to locate that point, and I hope you will understand that the hand structures of each person differ from one another. After that, he just ask me to administer an alternative self-therapy of acupressure onto the surface of that acupuncture point for at least 2 hours a day and then consistently for about 2 months.
Basically, the instrutcions that I receive from the acupuncture expert can be generally summarised in such a way that, when the acupuncture point is determined and identified accordingly, the person can then re-open his right hand , and then what the person can do is to sit down, and at the same time press onto the surface of that acupuncture point (using just mild force) with any long blunt-pointed object such as toothpick, a normal writing pen (which is out of ink of course) etc against one's chin (suggested for convenience purpose) for a continuous 2 hours, and it's preferably to do that when the person is about to go to sleep at night (so that he can have more free time to do it). However , if you are eager to find out the very exact location of that particular acupuncture point to further verify the information given above, I would suggest you to seek consultancy from a licensed acupuncturist.
Please be reminded that a good sleep at night throughout the therapy period is essential for the healing to be effectively done. And a person shouldn't associate oneself again with the underlying causes such as over-straining of the eyes, excessive cafeine intake, allergy/overdosage of certain medication (with muscle spasms side effects) that causes this non-stop eyelid-twitching to the particular person in the first place to avoid a relapse of that sickness, especially after getting cured from it.
Having done that persistently for 2 months based on his order, my non-stop eyelid-twitching that makes my eyes blinking all the while just totally recover in time and I can drive, work with the pc screens, watch tv, movies and read as well as work like any other normal persons. Besides, actually before I decided to seek acupuncture treatment (as recommended by my friends) to deal with this sickness, I did accept the suggestion of a neurosurgeon to take Botox injections to deal with the problematic eyelid-muscles that caused all the non-stop twitchings. Next, the Botox injections, in fact did give positive results in the first place whereby my eyelids just didn't twitch that violently after being given the injections.
However, upon knowing from the neurosurgeon that Botox injections was actually not an effective cure for this non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness, for the very reason that the medications would just serve to sort of 'half-paralyse' the eyelid muscles without being able to do anything curative to the problematic nerves around the non-stop twitching eye muscles, coupled with the fact that such Botox medications would tend to get immunized by the human body, it would just mean that larger and larger quantities of such medications would be required for each subsequent injection therapy (which last for 3-6 months each) in order to achieve the similar healing effect of the previous ones.
Besides, it was also actually a very expensive therapy as it would cost me about 5,000 dollars for each injection therapy session and hence, to keep on spending such huge sums of money to stop my eyelids from twitching would just be very unreasonable.
Whilst the neurosurgeon mentioned to me also about a surgical treatment to effectively cure the non-stop eyelid-twitching, the operation, apart from being very costly, was also actually a very risky one as its failure may very well bring blindness to the persons being operated. At the same time, even such surgery were to turn out to be successful, it would also be unable to achieve 100% complete healing to anyone being operated in the sense that the eyelid-twitching conditions can never 'look perfectly normal' like the ones who were totally not troubled by such a sickness at all. So, I just eventually gave up the idea of getting a surgery to treat the sickness and chose acupuncture treatment instead to deal with my non-stop eyelid-twitching .
Frankly speaking, at first I didn't actually have any faith or confidence in such a needle-based therapy and I hardly believed that these needles alone would be able to get my non-stop eyelid-twiching healed. Next, having received such therapy, my eyelids still twitched violently like before without any improvements.
However, after taking a good sleep at night that particular day after the acupuncture treatment, I just woke up the next day and found that there were lots of dried mucus that stuck around my eyes, and surprisingly, after rubbing away these dried mucus to open up my eyes, my eyelids just don't twitch so violently anymore and immediately I was able to do the simple readings and watch tv as well as work with the PC screen without getting any discomfort. And based on the acupuncturist who dealt with my sickness, that acupuncture point as mentioned in that main article was actually directly interconnected with the bundle of nerves around the eye muslces, and so by administering treatment to it, that will sort of applying some kind of 'reflexology stimulus' to the nerves around the eye-muscles to improve the blood circulation around that area as well as to strengthen these specific nerves and to enable any unwanted metabolism wastes, blockages and toxins accumulated around that eye areas to be effectively purged out of a person's body (through dried mucus around one's eyes) And having applied that therapy on my own as instructed by the acupuncturist, my eyelid-twitching condition just got better and better day after day and within 2 months, the sickness was totally gone whereby my I just appeared to be perfectly normal to anyone who talked to, looked and stared at me until now.
Though the therapy mechanism mentioned above could hardly be scientifially verified and proven by the modern medical science, however, as far as a patient suffering from this sickness is concerned, it is more the very effective cure for such sickness itself rather than all other medical and scientific reasonings that would eventually matter the most to the patients. As such, this is the main reason why I would seek acupuncture treatment as a last resort to deal with my non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness.
For your further information, I have also come across quite a couple of people in my real life annoyed by such a non-stop eyelid-twitching problem of different causes and degrees of severity, and accordingly, I just recommend the method as mentioned above to them and within weeks, they just experience significant improvements to their conditions after applying this therapy, and after a few months , they just recover totally from this sickness. . And I hope that by contributing this piece of article to you, it will somehow help you to in at least getting a clue about this sickness.
In terms of the acupuncture technique recommended above, since I am not belonging to the medical field or an acupuncturist myself, I thus would not know whether such an acupuncture technique would actually work in the case of genetical eyelid-twitching sickness, and honestly speaking, out of so many people to whom I have personally recommended that acupuncture treatment, I have not yet come across any of such cases before. Nevertheless, I am pretty sure that most of the people with non-stop eyelid-twitching problems actually get this sickness from other post-birth causes rather than genetically, and I believe that once the acupuncture point is clearly identitified, the recommended technique would work effectively to provide reliefs to the ones suffer from post-birth causes-induced non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness.
Another thing is that since the ones to whom I have personally recommended such acupuncture treatment for the treatment of non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness are actually all grown adults, the "1.5 cm measure" mentioned in these articles mentioned above would thus definitely not be applicable to the young children whose hand structures are naturally very much smaller. Next, given that the skin textures of small children tend to be very much delicate and tender, and hence more fragile than that of the adults, they thus should definitely be attented to by the licensed acupuncturists to deal with their eyelid-twitching problems in the case where they choose this choice of therapy.
Lastly, I sincerely wish that the ones troubled by such an annoying non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness can recover finally from their illness. Thank you.
My Subsequent Experience With Seroquel After Quiting Risperdal
Note: Advices from medical expert should be sought to establish the authenticity of the following information which is meant as reference materials for the intended readers.
When I switched from Risperdal to Seroquel for the treatment of my Schizophrenia sickness, apart from enabling me to avoid a relapse of the non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness after I get totally cured from it through acupuncture treatment, it helped me also to a very great extent to enable me to have a very good sleep at night. But when I was at work and hence had to refrain myself from taking such medicine so as not to let its drowsiness effect affect my work performance, I just became quite irritable without any known causes or reasons. And over time, I simply needed such medication to help me sleep at night, and to stop becoming irritable or get angry/frustrated very easily without any reasons.
About one and a half years ago, I was advised by a pyschiatrist that it was possible for a person to quit Seroquel and then lead a very normal life just like other persons. However, it would take a very strong determination and a great deal of emotional as well as counselling /communication support from the other people to achieve that goal.
For the sleeping issue, one would need to cut down the dosage of the Seroquel drug progressively over a reasonable stretch of time, such as starting from 200mg to 100 mg , and then 2-3 weeks later from 100 mg to 50 mg and finally to physically break up the tablet into separate parts to achieve a much lower dosage to finally reduce and then totally quit the intake of such medication for the particular person. However, since a progressively lower intake of Seroquel dosage would definitely cause difficulties of sleeping to the particular persons, he/she would then need to put in certain extra efforts on their own, such as doing some exercise a few hours ago to get oneself tired before sleeping, reading some really boring novels /watching some really boring TV programmes or even listening to some sentimental/ sleep-inducing musics before getting to sleep.
Next, since Seroquel is meant for the treatment of such sicknesses as bipolar disorders, Schizophrenia symptoms etc, it certainly has its own medicational values as an anti-psychotic drug. Hence, to effectively reduce and eventually quit the intake of Seroquel in order to enable a person to stop becoming irritable due to its addiction whilst at the same time to prevent the mental sicknesses mentioned above from getting worse due to decreased intake or eventual quiting of such medication, one would need to reach out more to and have more communications and interactions with other people around them, especially the close kin to seek more emotional support, increased fellowships and in some cases, get involved in more social/ religious gatherings /indoor/outdoor activities, engage oneself in a hobby/ meaningful activities for each one has deep interest in such as drawing, doing other sports etc, and obtain more conselling advices from the trained counsellors in order to improve the sanity /state of mental condition of the patient.
As far as my own experience is concerned a cheerful and contented attitude to life as well as a balanced approach of living a healthy life are conducive to developing a greater sanity and sounder state of mind for any patients troubled with any mental sickness. And I hope that my suggestions will be useful to you.
Additional Information About Antipsychotics / Neuroleptics :
In addition, clinical evidences actually indicate that those troubled with mental disorders, especially the serious ones, shouldn't just rely solely upon the medications as the one and only means of solution to their mental problems.
In short, it remains the truth that most of the antipsychotics / neuroleptics meant for especially the treatment of chronic mental illnesses would tend to work in such a way that they would need to change / alter the chemical balances in the brain of those taking such medications in the process of bringing such disorders under control. In the process of doing so, such a mechanism would unavoidably and eventually antagonize the neurotransmitters of the nervous system, especially the serotonin and dopamine (which is necessary for various neuromuscular functions), and hence disturb and interfere with the normal functionings of the nerves of the human body. Next, though it may take years for such undesirable side effects / scenario to manifest onto the ones taking such medications, I am just in the opinion that in the case of the medications having potentially such unwanted side effects, it would naturally be the duty of the medical personnel / specialists-in-charge to take all the precautionary measures to safeguard the well-being of the patients for the sake of their healthcare and welfare. The real-life examples that I have come across so far is such that for the ones relying merely upon medications and nothing else to deal with their mental disorders, they would tend to develop both emotional and psychological dependences upon such medictions over the long-term whilst getting their mental conditions deteriorated from time to time, eg, from neurosis to psychosis and then just acquire all those almost irreversibly disastrous undesirable side effects like Extrapyramidal Symptoms, Tardive Dyskinesia, Dystonia, Akathisia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Parkinsonism disorders etc from such medications in the end. In such a connection, psychotherapy, counselling, emotional and other communication / interactive supports would be needed to complement the use of the related medications to achieve greater curative effects for such patients troubled by chronic mental disorder. As such, medications is one thing, but the mental / cognitive abilities of the patients themselves to eventually change their views and perceptions about their environments / surroundings, circumstances and people they are facing in a more positve way, particularly developed through the help of such counselling supports from the others in order for them to really get better and gradually develop positive behavioural / personality changes, is simply another thing that cannot achieved solely with the help of medications alone. In a nutshell, medications alone by no means can be a substitute for the positive interpersonal experiences that such patients would eventually need for genuine improvement and recovery of their sanity and the use of them should at the same time be complemented by other psychotherapy efforts to achieve the purpose of holistic healing. Lastly, I hope that the information given above will turn out to be useful to its intended readers. Thank you. Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS) :
To put it bluntly, such medications, they are no different from sleeping pills whereby their calming effects just 'come and go' after the lapse of their effective period whilst their potential disastrous side effects can be permanent upon manifestations. In medical sense, such mental disorders, especially the serious ones is mainly caused by the malfunctionings of the mood regulator neurotransmitter, especially Serotonin in the brain. Next, though the related medications can to a certain extent bring such a severe mental disorder under control by 'artificially' regulating, blocking and controlling the re-uptake of it in the brain of the persons suffering from it, medications alone however, by no means would be able to deal conclusively with the problems due to the fact that the root causes of such a disorder is actually resulting largely from the environmental, circumstantial and other interpersonal factors (or the changes of them) that are deemed to be emotionally and adversely unacceptable to the ones suffering from it to a very great extent. Such negative changes in turn actually account for the negative behavioural changes in them as described
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In short, it remains the truth that most of the antipsychotics / neuroleptics meant for especially the treatment of chronic mental illnesses would tend to work in such a way that they would need to change / alter the chemical balances in the brain of those taking such medications in the process of bringing such disorders under control. In the process of doing so, such a mechanism would unavoidably and eventually antagonize the neurotransmitters of the nervous system, especially the serotonin and dopamine (which is necessary for various neuromuscular functions), and hence disturb and interfere with the normal functionings of the nerves of the human body.
Next, though it may take years for such undesirable side effects / scenario to manifest onto the ones taking such medications, I am just in the opinion that in the case of the medications having potentially such unwanted side effects, it would naturally be the duty of the medical personnel / specialists-in-charge to take all the precautionary measures to safeguard the well-being of the patients for the sake of their healthcare and welfare.
The real-life examples that I have come across so far is such that for the ones relying merely upon medications and nothing else to deal with their mental disorders, they would tend to develop both emotional and psychological dependences upon such medictions over the long-term whilst getting their mental conditions deteriorated from time to time, eg, from neurosis to psychosis and then just acquire all those almost irreversibly disastrous undesirable side effects like Extrapyramidal Symptoms, Tardive Dyskinesia, Dystonia, Akathisia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Parkinsonism disorders etc from such medications in the end.
In such a connection, psychotherapy, counselling, emotional and other communication / interactive supports would be needed to complement the use of the related medications to achieve greater curative effects for such patients troubled by chronic mental disorder.
As such, medications is one thing, but the mental / cognitive abilities of the patients themselves to eventually change their views and perceptions about their environments / surroundings, circumstances and people they are facing in a more positve way, particularly developed through the help of such counselling supports from the others in order for them to really get better and gradually develop positive behavioural / personality changes, is simply another thing that cannot achieved solely with the help of medications alone.
In a nutshell, medications alone by no means can be a substitute for the positive interpersonal experiences that such patients would eventually need for genuine improvement and recovery of their sanity and the use of them should at the same time be complemented by other psychotherapy efforts to achieve the purpose of holistic healing.
Lastly, I hope that the information given above will turn out to be useful to its intended readers. Thank you.
Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS) :
Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) :
Follow-up - Mental Disorders : Brief Analysis and My Opinions Of Dealing With Them
Actually, one thing to take note here is that the chemical imbalance in the brain (especially mood-regulator, Serotonin) leading to the mental disorder is actually caused by disturbances to one's mood in the very first place that might arise as a result of various emotionally unpleasant / unacceptable factors, scenarios, events, persons, surroundings, etc that are considered upsetting, distressing and even traumatic to certain people (resulting thus in disturbances to the normal functionings of neurotransmitter chemical, Serotonin and then such chemical imbalance in the brain). All in all, the question as to whether a person facing or confronting with such emotionally unpleasant / unacceptable factors, scenarios, events, persons, surroundings, etc will eventually suffer from mental disorder or not, that would largely and mostly depend on how good or how bad one is able to tolerate, put up and adapt oneself to all such emotionally unpleasant / unacceptable adversities without getting emotionally disturbed in the end.
Next, for drugs such as anti-depressants and anti-anxieties (for neurosis - less serious mental disorder) and antipsychotics / neuroleptics (for psychosis- more serious mental disorder characterized by serious hallucinations, and in fact, the powerful mind-altering agents), they are in fact a simplified way of chemical solution to various mental disorders.
In such a connection, their chemical mechanism is such that they would serve to artificially block the negative nerve impulses (negative thoughts, feelings, emotions etc) from getting sent to the brain, and thus temporarily stop a person from getting upset, distressed, depressed etc throughout the effective period of the each drug dosage (that may last for mere hours). In the process of doing so and given the fact that the entire mechanism is purely artificial by drug interception rather than natural, the synaptic activities of the neurons and the neurotrasmitters chemicals especially Serotonin and Dopamine (the neurotransmitter chemical responsible for human bodily movements) etc of the nervous systems would unavoidably be interferred and antagonized in the end.
Subsequently, such a phenomenon would then eventually lead to certain neurological / neuromuscular and in the worst case scenario, the neuro-degenerative symptoms getting developed as the side effects of these drugs for mental disorders. And hence, modern medical science actually tries to overcome such these problems by inventing the more and more advanced versions of the newer and better drugs with ever-decreasing harmful side effects from time to time for the sake of the health cares and well-beings of the ones using them.
At the same time, another thing to take note as well is such that since the human bodies would gradually develop tolerances for any medications, including the ones for mental disorders, and especially the ones that are fed to them repeatedly over the long-term, such medications for mental disorders would hence become addictive themselves whereby larger and larger dosages would gradually be required from time to time to achieve the similar therapeutical effects, and then eventually, they would lose their intended artificial curative effects particularly when they are over-relied upon to the point of sheer abuse whilst no other non-medicational efforts are taken to deal with such mental disorders.
As such, given the ultimately inevitable risks of side effects of such drugs, my opinions are such that the more practical and realistic solution to mental disorders is such that whilst taking the related drugs to curb and bring down the uncontrollable symptoms of mental disorders, such as feelings of deep depressions, deep hallucinations, violent emotional outbursts etc, as well as making the necessary efforts to benefit oneself to the best possible extent from the newer and better drugs with ever-decreasing harmful neurological side effects for such mental disorders which are invented from time to time by the modern medical science, such medications should be used wisely with all the precautionary measures. Whilst at the same time, other non-medicational efforts of emotional and communication supports from the others etc to cheer and brighten up one's mood and spirit as well as the related self-control efforts (to control one's mood and tempers) should thus also be taken at the same time to deal with such mental disorders more effectively towards the goals of gradual improvements as well as final and full recoveries.
Additiional Explanations :
A New Version For The Self-administered Needle-free Free-Of-Charge Acupuncture Cure For Non-stop Persistent Rapid Eyelid-twitching / Eye-blinking
Thanks for taking an interest in my posts made in this website. At the same time, I also have received lots of positive feedbacks from my email inbox from other persons (troubled by such annoying non-stop eyelid twitching sickness) giving thanks to me for the curative benefits they experience upon exercising the suggested alternative instrument-aided self-administered acupuncture method.
In response to the additional enquiries about the suggested self-administered acupuncture method that these persons have made to me so far through the emails, I thus would like to provide to the intended readers a new version about this acupuncture therapy which contains other extra and more in-depth details as follows : -
Well, regarding the 'He Gu' acupuncture point (as shown in the diagram below) I have mentioned in my prior article for the suggested cure for non-stop eyelid-twitching, its exact location is at the back of the palm of one's right hand, which is 1.5 cm (applicable to the average grown adults only) measured vertically from the point of intersection (that would appear visibly when the fingers are closed loosely together) between the thumb and the forefinger. (Kindly take note that this point is located at a much 'fleshy' instead of a much 'boney' area - perhaps you would need to briefly explore that part of your right hand at the same time to locate that point, and I hope you will understand that the hand structures of each person differ from one another).
When the acupuncture point is identified and marked accordingly, you can then re-open your hand , and then what you all can do is to sit down, and at the same time press that onto the surface of that acupuncture point (using just mild force) with any long blunt-pointed object such as toothpick, a normal writing pen (which is out of ink of course) etc against your chin (suggested for convenience purpose) for a continuous 2 hours (during any time in a day), and it's preferably to do that when you are about to go to sleep at night (so that you have more free time to do it).
Primary Vs Secondary Blepharospasm / Brain-damage-induced Vs Non-brain-damage-induced Eyelid-twitching / Eye-blinking
Please refer to the following medical explanations entitled 'Primary Vs Secondary Blepharospasm' which is actually an excerpt of my reply to the other party and I hope that the information given will be useful to the intended readers. Thank you.
Quotation From Others:
" 'However, from this posting I have much more clearly understood that your blepharospasm symptoms are a form of secondary blepharospasm, not primary or conventional BEB. BEB is assumed to be a by-product of malfunctioning in the basal ganglia area of the brain, with no known specific cause, but essentially representing a breakdown in the electrical functioning of the brain that occurs at nature's whim, and for which some small proportion of the general population is vulnerable.'
My Reply :
To a very great extent, I do agree with your medical reasoning.
In such critical chronic cases of degenerative neurological / nervous disorders which involve permanent damages of the cerebrum / Celebral Cortex and Central nervous systems /other brain-related damages as Chorea, Celebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimers / Senile Dementia, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) / Mad cow disease, Parkinsonism, chronic epilepsy/ brain seizures / etc for which there are permanent losses of brain masses / sensory / motor neurons and what you have described as 'malfunctioning in the basal ganglia area of the brain', no 100 % definite cure would be available (in whatsoever cases) in such scenarios due to the underlying fact that neurons / nerve fibres / brain cells cannot regenerate themselves in that when they are totally damaged / destroyed / lost, they are gone forever.
As such, in the cases described above there would hardly be any nerve impulses that would be able to be smoothly and perfectly sent from the brain to direct / result in any bodily movements / motions in the naturally smooth and totally unimpeded ways in the cases as explained above.
Quotation From Others:
'As a skeptic about alternative medicines, I would not expect solutions to BEB from say acupuncture, but I am more open the idea of alternative solutions like acupuncture being helpful in secondary blepharospasm, as in your case of Risperdal induced Tardive Dyskinesia.'
My Reply :
However, in the case of so-called 'secondary blepharospasm' that you have mentioned in your reply, such kind of disorder in most cases actually doesn't involve direct damages of / to the brains / central nervous systems and permanent damages / losses of the motor/ sensory neurons like the chronic cases I have explained above. In such a connection, if the neurons / nerve cells (the cells that are specialized to conduct nerve impulses from the brain to conduct / control the human body movements/motions) actually do not suffer any serious / permanent / irrepairable damages but instead have just their normal functionings of conducting such nerve impulses from the brain disturbed by the other substances that antagonize the neurotransmitters (such as dopamine / serotonin / acetylcholine) comprised in them (the neurons / nerve cells) , a cure from acupuncture to get rid of such neurotransmitter-blocking/disturbing substances (that antagonize the neurotransmitter ) from the related peripheral nerves around the muscles would be available (such as the one I have suggested for Tardive Dyskinesia-induced eyelid-twitching). And please bear in mind that as long as the neurons / nerve fibres/ brain cells / central nervous system (which is made up mainly of the brain and spinal cord) do not suffer any damages/disorders, neurotransmitters (the key elements of neurons) can always be renewed, generated and secreted (by the neurons).
In fact among the eyelid-twitching / eye-blinkng cases that I have observed in my real life and the ones aired over the internet, I just find out and deduce from such related posts that lots of such people would tend to have this so-called 'secondary blepharospasm' problem (otherwise they would have faced great cognitive difficulties to get their problems articulately accounted over the internet and at the same time, suffered from other far more serious neurological complications apart from the blepharospasm alone).
Besides, for most of the neurodegenerative disorders that involve direct serious damages to / in the brain, celebral cortex, spinal cord, neurons / nerve fibers such as the ones that I have mentioned earlier as above, they are in most cases actually verifiable and observable through medical means of CT Scanning and MRI examinations. Whereas, in the case of bodily chemical imbalances which is caused mainly by the interruptions to the normal impulse-relaying activities of neurotransmitters in the neurons (which is not damaged / destroyed), such a medical phenomenon / disorder would actually by no means could be revealed / observable / diagnosed through such medical scanning examinations alone.
As a matter of fact, based on my experience of getting my Tardive Dyskinesia-induced eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking totally cured, I just found out that there are simply certain areas for which the western medical Science appear to be rather inadequate. (For example, such technologies of dealing effectively and precisely with the purely peripheral-nerves-related muscle disorders simply are not available in this mainstream medical field - and that's why my earlier attempts to search for a cure for my eye-sickness from the formal western medications turn out to be futile / hardly yields any permanent and satisfactory results).
Hence, from the viewpoint of a patient who is concerned about nothing else but just for an effective cure for such an annoying sickness, I'm just in an opinion that the suggested acupuncture cure, which have empirically provided great curative benefits to me and other people to whom I have recommended it both in my real life and through the emails, is a more practical and realistic approach of dealing with such a problem.
Quotation From Others:
'I am sorry to hear that the medical profession in your country seems ignorant of the side effects of some of these drugs. We have discussed elsewhere on the board this lack of awareness more generally in the medical profession, so you are less alone in this than you may think, unfortunately.
So I think that the main message we should take from your notes, is to keep ourselves thoroughly aware of which drugs are known to be dangerous in terms of inducing things like blepharospasm. The BEBRF blue brochure lists these, and they have also been listed on this site (see the link below). The only constructive suggestion I can make is for us all to ensure our own doctors of whatever specialty are aware of these drugs and their side-effects, which we can do by informing them, perhaps by sending them the BEBRF brochure.
Thank you for once again warning us of the dangers of certain anti-psychotic drugs, and glad to hear that your symptoms are relieved by acupuncture.'
My Reply :
Actually as a social worker working for the healthcare and benefits of the others, I do hope that such a saddening scenario of the various exploitations of basic medical rights that are denied to certain 'underprivileged' individuals due to 'imperfect information', ignorance on the part of the patients, geographical differences (modern vs less-developed nations), deliberate exploitation by certain profit-driven individuals who have lesser or no regard at all for medical ethics and human lives etc, would come to an end one day. In this regard, I do hope that such relevant regulatory bodies as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) etc and other charity organizations as well as the kind and benevolent individuals elsewhere all around the world would be kind and generous enough to extend their invaluable and prodigious supports in any forms whatsoever for such a humanitarian cause. Thank you.
Medical References For Botox Injections
Please refer to the information from the website as follows which gives the intended readers especially the prospective and current users an overview about the Botox injections which are composed mainly of Botulinum toxin:
For your further information, Botox Injections are actually medical derivatives from Clostridium botulinum bacterium (which causes botulism) that have been intentionally abused before for the purpose of chemical warfare owing to its intense toxicity.
"Group seeks Botox warning following 16 deaths"
"Wrinkle drug reports showed toxin spread inside body after injection"
In terms of Botox medications / injections that I have mentioned before in my prior post, please consider the follow-up below :
"For your further information, Botox Injections are actually medical derivatives from Clostridium botulinum bacterium (which causes botulism) that have been intentionally abused before for the purpose of chemical warfare owing to its intense toxicity.
and now, please consider the following weblink below :
(Please take note that the weblink mentioned above may be totally banned and closed down anytime subsequently by the related authorities for the purpose of further complete cover-ups of any commercially-unfavourable public information and coverage)
Next, apart from finding the 2 shocking headlines of :
"Group seeks Botox warning following 16 deaths"
"Wrinkle drug reports showed toxin spread inside body after injection"
the main contents of this report have just "gone missing" with the explanation :
" The page you are seeking has expired and is no longer available at msnbc.com."
Well, apparently the information carried by that news / report was "profitably undesirable / unfavourable / damaging" to the popular images of the Botox medications, and hence, they are deleted and suppressed by the authorities.
Now, let's consider the following naked truth : -
"Governmental monopoly", or rather tenacious grips on the health care industries
So, can anyone just tell me that how can such potentially deadly Botox medications and other possibly the other hazardous drugs be continually and unimpededly approved by the government-run Food And Drugs dministration (FDA), and then be widespreadly and pervasisvely promoted and marketed to the general public, and at the same time, with the actual medical facts of the deadly contents of such medications to be intentionally and insidiously withhheld from their buyers and consumers ?
And has the government been playing fair by doing this way ?
And the realistic goals of money-seeking and profit-maximisation at the expense of the health cares and human lives of the users of such deadly products / medications would actually make such "policies" fully justified and warranted" ?
"Group seeks Botox warning following 16 deaths" - Follow-up : -
Now, let's consider the following excerpts about Botox medications :
"The consumer group Public Citizen says from 1997 to 2006 16 people died from Botox injections, four of them under the age of 18. "
"The report also found that 658 patients suffered adverse effects from Botox and 87 of them had to be hospitalized.
Levine says cosmetic Botox is relatively safe if you have a good doctor, but says as the use of Botulin toxin increases so does the risk for complications.
The FDA would not comment on the report. "
quoted from the website :
(Please take note that the weblink mentioned above may be totally banned and closed down anytime subsequently by the related authorities for the purpose of complete cover-ups of any commercially-unfavourable public information and coverage)
The goals of money-makings and profit-maximisings mean that human lives are actually worthless and fully expendable for those "practical" business / commercial purposes ?
Further Information On Fatalities of Botox Medications / Injections
Please consider the following excerpts about the fatalities of Botox Medications / Injections :
"Aspiration Pneumonia a Botox Reaction:
Aspiration pneumonia is a serious infection of the lungs that’s the result of inhaling foreign materials, which the lung is unable to expel easily. When the lungs are unable to remove a substance, fluid builds up in the lungs and an infection results. Apparently, this condition is linked to Botox injections because minute particles of the substance in Botox is finding its way into patients’ lungs.
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Partial Paralysis from Botox Injections:
The second side effect that’s allegedly linked to Botox injections is partial paralysis. Although the link has yet to be definitively proven in a full laboratory study, it’s alleged by some that when the Botox injection leaks into such areas as the esophagus, it can lead to partial paralysis, and this partial paralysis is as of now of indefinite duration.
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Botox Death Reported:
Of the 180 reports tracked by Public Citizen, 16 people died, and four were under the age of 18. Obviously, there is no need to describe this condition, but if you are experiencing muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech or droopy eyelids, seek immediate medical attention.
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Your Next Step if Injured from Botox:
As you see, Botox injections are not completely safe, at least according to Public Citizen and the 87 people who were hospitalized from the 180 who were studied. If you have been injured as a result of a Botox treatment, contact a defective products attorney immediately to schedule an initial consultation. "
quoted from the website :
(Please take note that the weblink mentioned above may be totally banned and closed down anytime subsequently by the related authorities for the purpose of complete cover-ups of any commercially-unfavourable public information and coverage)
Why Botox Didn't Work ?
Well, human bodies would tend to get immune to any medications especially the ones fed to them repeatedly from time to time, including Botox , and that's most probably the very reason why it didn't work.
Anyway, Botox injections are actually composed mainly of Botulinum toxin that are in fact medical derivatives from Clostridium botulinum bacterium (which causes botulism) that have been intentionally abused before for the purpose of chemical warfare owing to its intense toxicity.
Hence, please consider the excerpts below :
"Botulinum toxin is among the most poisonous substances known. The toxin, which can be ingested or inhaled, and which disrupts transmission of nerve impulses to muscles, is naturally produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Certain strains of C. baratii and C. butyricum can also be capable of producing the toxin.
Botulinum toxin has become well known in recent years for two reasons. First, the toxin has become a weapon in the arsenal of terrorists. Contamination of food is one route for infection with the toxin. The toxin can also be released into the air, which was attempted on at least three occasions between 1990 and 1995 by the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo. The government of Iraq admitted to United Nations inspectors following the 1991 Persian Gulf War that tens of thousands of liters of botulism toxin had been produced and loaded into weapons. The toxin was the most numerous of all the biological weapons then developed by Iraq.
Paradoxically, the other reason for the toxin's fame is the use of the toxin as a cosmetic enhancement (i.e., "botox")."
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So, why endangering one's life with such dangerous toxins for the mere purpose of preserving one's beauty and juvenility temporarily ?
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