As reported by Gazette.Net:
"The 68-year-old Montgomery Village man whose Bells Palsy clinic treated thousands of people over a 20-year period was sentenced to spend the next seven months in county jail after an emotional hearing in Montgomery County [Maryland] Circuit Court last week... Judge Marielsa Bernard sentenced Robert Scott Targan on Nov. 14 to more than 90 years in jail for 24 separate charges, but suspended all but 10 years, then assigned the terms to run concurrently, leaving Targan with a nine-month sentence. Targan received credit for two months he has already spent in jail. Bernard also ordered Targan, who has a host of severe medical ailments, to pay more than $40,000 in restitution and to five years supervised probation."
Ninety years? What was Dr. Targan's heinous crime? The crime was curing long-term sufferers of Bell's palsy in patients whom other doctors were unable to help. Some desperate doctors were even recommending him to their patients, so that he could do what the American Medical Association had forbidden them from doing.
"Eight former patients, including one from South Carolina and one from New Jersey, testified in Targan's support. They said that if not for the treatment they received at the Bells Palsy Research Foundation, their lives would still be in shambles. Brenda Iraola of Laurel broke down into heavy sobs as she recalled her deepening depression as one doctor after another -- 14 in all -- offered little or no help. 'I was literally falling apart in front of these doctors,' she said."
In the end, the medical establishment and the local prosecutors were so desperate to find any manipulation that would sway a jury that they hounded a former client to accuse him of sexual harassment, and they exaggerated billing mistakes to charge him with crimes such as, "unauthorized use of a credit card", "possession of another's credit card number", among 4 counts of "felony theft", "misdemeanor theft", and "theft scheme". Jurors were distracted away from the fact that all business owners have in their possession the credit card numbers of their customers. The situation with Bell's palsy and this court case demonstrates clearly how competition to the medical establishment is dealt with. Like with many other diseases, Bell's palsy is illegal to cure, because no cures have ever been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Targan made the mistake of violating this regulatory law and he was steamrolled for it -- for curing people.
Bell's palsy is an unexpected temporary paralysis of one side of the face. It can often become so severe that its victims are unable to close one eye, or even smile. There is usually very little warning, and the sudden onset leads some to believe that they have experienced a stroke. Bell's palsy often lasts several months, which can make having a normal life very challenging, and some people never fully recover. It usually begins with a numb sensation and a lack of control of the lips. It then causes an inability to smile properly, the inability to blink with one eye, and eventually the complete paralysis of one side of the face.
Conventional medicine uses steroid injections in the face and neck, in a haphazard attempt to help the patient to regain control of his face. This drastic and dangerous treatment is usually ineffective. The following treatment protocol combines our research efforts, and our own experimentation with different treatments. Recovery is often possible within two weeks, using our alternative medicine, whereas recovery normally takes months with standard therapies.
Bell's palsy can be caused by any member of the herpes family, so there is no specific Bell's Palsy virus. The majority of the population hosts herpes viruses silently without showing any symptoms. It is therefore strongly recommended that the patient's diet be high in L-lysine and low in L-arginine. The herpes virus becomes dormant under high levels of L-lysine, an amino acid that is present in many fruits, vegetables, and proteins. A healthy diet is usually higher in lysine than arginine. The herpes virus is suppressed whenever the body contains more lysine than arginine, so the two act as opposites in the case of herpes. Use the chart below to ensure that the diet is higher in lysine than arginine. It would be wise to purchase an actual lysine supplement and to take about 1,500 mg. (1.5 grams) of it each day, until the virus becomes dormant.
The B vitamins have repeatedly been shown to help in healing damaged nerves in studies. They are also especially good for brain health, and thereby concentration. Supplementation with the B vitamins is strongly recommended. When buying these supplements, be sure to read the labels. Vitamin B-12 should be in the form of methylcobalamin instead of cyanocobalamin, B-9 should be either folic acid or the superior folate, and also supplement with B-6. These will dramatically speed recovery.
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has been shown to assist in the repair of nerve damage. Supplement with 500 mg. of MSM each day.
Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that repairs damaged nerves, even in cases of diabetic neuropathy, which is believed to be impossible by orthodox medicine. Adults should generally take 300 mg. of alpha lipoic acid that is spread throughout each day. Although, more may be needed in some cases. Experimentation may be required to determine the correct amount, but people should never exceed 1.2 grams (1,200 mg.) per day. Take care to not confuse alpha lipoic acid with alpha linolinic acid, which is also abbreviated as A.L.A.
Purchase DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) from a health food store and dilute to 60% (40% distilled water). DMSO is known for its miraculous effect on nerves. Make the skin surgically clean, because DMSO has special solvent properties that will drag just about any substance through the skin. Apply it thinly to the injured side of the face with cotton. An itching reaction is normal, but the excess should be removed if it causes burning. Always store in a glass container, to prevent potential chemical reactions with plastics and metals. DMSO can be found at small health food stores, but you will not find it at any major chains. It can also be purchased on the Internet. Caution is recommended, for misuse could result in skin burns, or possible eye injuries in the case of eye contact. Therefore, DMSO may be used AT YOUR OWN RISK. If you use DMSO, remain close to a sink in case an emergency eye wash is required. When used properly, it is very helpful for treating Bell's palsy. You will notice more of a burning sensation in the areas of the damaged nerves, because DMSO is toxic to the invading pathogens and because these areas are already inflamed most.
Massage the paralyzed side of the face regularly, because this will increase the likelihood of regaining complete control of the face after the Bell's palsy.
Niacin will improve circulation in the outer tissues, such as those of the face, to speed recovery. We recommend reading about niacin first, because it can have some frightening effects when it is used improperly.
Some of the luckier people who fall victim to Bell's palsy experience a tremendous improvement from a chiropractic adjustment. For those who it helps, they experience a drastic change and reduction of symptoms within 24 hours. Therefore, it is worthwhile to try, and most chiropractic sessions are cheap. Bell's palsy is aggravated by spinal misalignments, and the virus lives in the spinal column.
Low voltage electro-stimulation on the injured side of the face can result in immediate short-term improvement, and it will hasten the overall recovery time. This is the technique that earned Dr. Robert Scott Targan his 90-year sentence, which testifies to the effectiveness of it. We had success with 12-26 volts D.C. and pulsating D.C. is probably fine too. It is best to start at 12 volts and increase the voltage gradually, so long as the patient can tolerate it. Some pain will occur, but only when touching the skin at the damaged nerves. It is fascinating how the electrical probes can be used to pinpoint the same problem spots around the paralyzed areas, time and time again; but then change locations as the healing progresses. For the best results, rest the positive probe on the top and center of the head, and then move the negative contact around the paralyzed side of the face. Be cautious with the probes, especially if they are sharp, because the patient may suddenly move by reflex to cause a serious eye injury. Keeping the probes pointing away from the eyes while holding them sideways or diagonally is safest. The improvements brought about by this treatment can be huge, and rapid. A 12-volt car battery can be used for people who have no knowledge and understanding of electronic power supplies. Two 9-volt batteries that are connected in series would work too.
Unusual food cravings often occur, and it is wise to obey them. Craving fats is normal, since fats are required for nerve creation and repair, especially for those inside of the brain. Try to choose the healthiest fats that you can, and supplement with omega-3 in the form of flax seed oil capsules. An ideal dosage of flax seed oil for an average adult is 4 grams (4,000 mg.).
Exposure to solvents can cause Bell's palsy. It may not be possible to remedy the condition if the victim is continually being exposed to them. Products like glues, paints, paint thinners, polyurethane, and lacquer, which emit solvent fumes, should be avoided until the condition subsides. When the paralysis has been relieved, extra measures should be taken to reduce future exposure. We recommend the use of a rebreather mask when working around chemicals, because the afflicted individual is more vulnerable to chemical toxicity than most people are. The relationship between Bell's palsy and solvent exposure has been ignored by the medical establishment. Allopathic medicine is based upon chemistry, so its experts expend great effort in discounting connections between chemicals and disease states, in order to avoid the otherwise obvious conclusion that most diseases are caused (not cured) by our use of chemistry.
This regimen should ensure that recovery is quick, and it is much more successful than the protocol of the orthodox establishment. It is also far cheaper than the usual brutal treatment of 10 steroid injections, which are delivered on multiple return doctor visits to ensure maximum patient bilking. There is no known singular cause for Bell's palsy, but recovery from it can be quick and relatively easy. The sooner that a recovery is made, the more likely it is that full facial control will be regained, which is why we provided so many options that can be combined to provide fast recovery.