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post Sep 08, 2008, 06:32 AM
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Primary Vs Secondary Blepharospasm



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 :


" '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 :


'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.


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'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.
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post Sep 08, 2008, 06:35 AM
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Stress-induced Vs Medication-induced Blepharospasm / Eyelid-twitching / Eye-blinking



Given below is another excerpt of my reply to the other party giving additional details about my healing experience from such chronic involuntary uncontrollable purposeless non-stop rapid eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking sickness and I hope that the information given will again be useful to the intended readers. Thank you.


Quotation :


'This is great information. I had twitching in only one eye and I tracked it down to stress. I reduced my stress levels and the twitching stopped.'


My Reply :


Thanks for your feedback.


Actually you really reminded me of the several diagnoses given to me by some of the doctors, especially the general practioners from whom I had desperately sought repeated treatments during the initial stages for my prolonged chronic rapid eyelid-twitching/eye-blinking sickness and as a matter of fact, all of them just told me that such a 'visually incapacitating' symptom was purely stress-induced and it would just automatically 'go away' when my life / I would come to be less-stressful one day. In the end, almost all of them just gave me such medications as eye drops, neurobions, vitamin/mineral pills and numerous anti-muscle-spasm pills/injections for my incessantly rapid twitching eyelids / eye-blinkings.


Unfortunately, they all turned out to be completely helpless in coping with my rapid eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking sickness. And kindly be informed that I had quited my job by the time I sought most of the medical treatments from them and there's simply no way that my life was 'stressful' by that time (I took plenty of rest at home during that 'jobless' period).


Actually when these 'normal treatments' turned out to be futile while the medical MRI & CT scanning simply showed no signs of brain / central nervous systems / neurons / brain cells damages at all (as a matter of fact, such movement disorders caused purely by bodily chemical imbalaces due to disturbances to the impulse-relaying chemical agents - neurotransmitters -such as acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin etc which are produced by the neurons / nerve cells, simply could not be revealed / observable / diagnosed through such medical scanning examinations alone - please refer to : Primary Vs Secondary Blepharospasm), the related medical experts just labelled the sickiness as 'undiagnosable' and instead just referred me to a neurosurgeon who eventually gave me Botox injections to temporarily half-paralyse my eyelid muscles to deal with the rapid eyelid-twitchings / eye-blinkings.


In your case, I should say that you are far luckier than me to get such eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking problem solely due to stress which in turn will just 'go away' by itself when your life turns out to be less stressful one day.


Whereas, in my case for which the chronic eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking that is due to neurological side effects of medications (which antagonize the neurotransmitters in the nervous system), it would simply require some far larger efforts and one's willingness to try anything (all the alternative therapies like acupuncture, massage, chiropractic etc) as well as some 'chance and luck' to eventually get it totally healed (otherwise there wouldn't be so many people complaining about such a chronic sickness which have remained uncured for these people for a number of years both over the internet and in real life).


As such, by posting articles about my healing experiences for such a prolonged chronic 'visually incapacitating' sickness of rapid eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking over the internet, I hope that I will eventually be able to reach out to more and more such needy people elsewhere and anywhere so that they will somehow at least get a cue and some relevant ideas about the probable causes and ways of dealing with their like-sicknesses.


Lastly, I hope that my posts will be useful to such intended readers. Thank you. "
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post Sep 08, 2008, 06:38 AM
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A New Version For The Self-administered Acupuncture Cure For Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching



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).


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.


Next, about the question of how would one know that he / she is applying the blunt-pointed instrument-aided pressure at the right point (the "He Gu" acupuncture point), well, the nerves of our bodies especially the ones closely adjacent to each other, would tend to interwind, overlap and interconnect among one another. Whilst the 1.5 cm and its location on the wrist as portrayed in the diagram below for the 'He Gu' acupuncture point is actually a standard measure for the size of the hands of the average grown adults.


Next, applying blunt-pointed instrument-aided pressings upon it (or any points around that 'He Gu' acupuncture point area - please refer to the diagram) will actually generate direct stimulations to the other nerves surrounding that pressed point around the wrist area as well, and subsequently, produce a reflexology stimulus / 'qi' that will flow / travel right up to the 'final destinations' (please refer to the medical references weblink added below), which are the peripheral nerves attached to the muscles of the entire face, especially the eyelids to generate the desired healing effects to the intended areas by gradually restoring their bodily chemical balances. In my case and the others, that acupuncture technique actually serves to gradually and eventually drive out the risperdal toxins / other related contaminating substances that disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine neurotransmitters chemicals of the neurons / nerve cells around our eyelid muscles and cause all those rapid unwanted eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking, totally out of our bodies and enable us to get totally cured once and for all in the end.


In this regard, based on the acupuncturist, the blunt-pointed objects such as normal writing pen (which is out-of-ink of course) etc instructed to me for such self-administred therapy is actually intended as a substitute for the acupuncture needle to deal effectively with the particular acupuncture point.


Unlike the other traditional method of acupressure which involves the use of fingers to press and massage the acupuncture points, the use of blunt-pointed object in such a case for the treatment of chronic eyelid-twtiching is actually meant as a 'leverage' to provide an adequately focused and hence a 'reflexology stimulus' that is strong enough to deal more precisely and effectively with that acupuncture point.


Whereas, if that acupuncture point is to be treated with fingers, the stimulus effect generated would be very much smaller due to the fact that such pressings and massagings would reasonably not last long enough to provide any reliefs for the chronic eyelid-twitching. Besides, given the larger suface area of the fingers as well as their rounded physical shape (compared to the blunt-pointed objects), a large part of the forces produced from such pressings and massagings would then be reasonably applied onto the related muscles rather than directly onto the intended nerves through the related acupuncture point to deal effectively with such sickness.


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.


Please take note that one should continually apply that method in the case where it proves to be effective in dealing with the eyelid twitching problem (after trying it for about 3 days' time).


For your reference, I get my eyelid twitching stopped the next day after the acupuncture treatment. But when I stop the treatment for the next few days, the twitchings just come back again. Based on the acupuncturist, the explanation for the relapse is such that if one were to apply just one-off / short-term treatment, it would then only serve to disperse the dopamine-disturbing toxin / other 'contaminating agents' around one's eye nerves enabling the twitching to stop just temporarily (without totally purging such toxins / 'contaminating agents' out of the human body). So, it works just like doing a physiotherapy whereby one should complete the whole course of treatment (in this case, applying that self-administered technique persistently for weeks/ a few months) to get the eyelid-twitching sickness totally cured effectively once and for all in the end.


Next, the suggested duration of two-hour period/day (continuous non-stop healing process) for that self-administered treatment is just what I have recommended so far to other persons having the similar symptoms based on my very own healing experience from this eyelid-twitching sickness and the others who suffer from it (who eventually get it totally cured). All in all, it would acutally depend on one's healing progress for the eyelid twitching sickness upon applying that suggested self-administered acupuncture method.



Related References :


Diagram of The 'He Gu' Acupuncture Point :




Medical References For The 'He Gu' Acupuncture Point :

http://www.acuxo.com/meridianPictures.asp?...rge%20Intestine




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Based on the feedbacks and responses so far from the ones (both in my real life and those seeking helps from me through email) applying this suggested self-administered acupuncture therapy for chronic, especially medication-induced rapid non-stop eyelid twitching / eye-blinking disorders,it just turns out that empirically the longer blunt-pointed object such as the normal writing pen (which is out-of-ink of course) etc is much more effective and practical (than a toothpick) for this suggested cure especially when it comes to applying the instrument-aided pressings on the specified "He Gu" acupuncture point as illustrated in the post above. Besides, since it won't cause much undesirable physical annoyances to its users, it is thus a much more user-friendly implement for this suggested acupuncture technique.
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post Sep 12, 2008, 04:59 AM
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Brief Summary For The Posts Above



First of all, thank you for all the generous supports given so far to all the posts made in this website.


Acupuncture has been well-known throughout the generations to be especially effective in treating a variety of sicknesses, particularly the ones caused by bodily chemical imbalances (especially the ones caused by disruptions to the neurotransmitter chemicals) knowingly through stimulation of release of endorphin (a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic) in the process of administering such a therapy to restore the 'ying yang' / bodily chemical balances of the nervous system.


Actually by making those posts in this website, I'm just trying to tell something about my healing experience from the (Risperdal) / Tardive Dyskinesia / medication-induced non-stop rapid eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking (countless times in a split second and it eventually causes me to lose my job) to the intended readers who are still suffering from such 'visually-incapacitating' sickness, especially as a result of the neurological movement disorders muscle spasms side effects of medications.


By the way, as to the suggested alternative instrument-aided self-administered acupuncture cure mentioned in one of the posts above (which is naturally free-of-charge) especially for such chronic medication-induced rapid eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking, it is exactly the technique that the relevant acupuncturist attending to my eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking sickness has instructed to me (because I feel annoyed with such needle-piercing therapy) and exercising that technique consistently actually get my sickness gradually and totally cured in the end.


Next, I have spent quite a couple of years (ever since I get totally cured a few years back) recommending this suggested self-administered acupuncture technique both in my real life and through emails (from those seeking helps from me) to the numerous other individuals suffering from the similar chronic rapid eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking sickness like what I have gone through before, and apart from the ones that I have witnessed in person, most of them (including the ones seeking helps from me through emails) in turn would tend to give almost immediate positive feedbacks about the effectiveness of this acupuncture techinque in dealing with their like-sickness. In this regard, a majority of them have actually got their like-sickness totally cured once and for all.


In connection, the post entitled 'Primary Vs Secondary Blepharospasm / Brain-damage-induced Vs Non-brain-damage-induced Eyelid-twitching / Eye-blinking' is actually something about my recent research about this Blepharospasm sickness and I hope that by contributing this article to the others, it will somehow help the intended readers to get at least some general ideas and basic understandings about neurology studies, mechanisms and operations.


Lastly, for a further follow-up about my healing experience from such Tardive Dyskinesia / medication-induced involuntary uncontrollable purposeless rapid non-stop eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking sickness, please refer to the weblink below :


http://brainmeta.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=18683&hl=


and I hope that the information given will be useful to the intended readers. Thank you.
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