HOMEOPATHY & TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA
Do you experience pain while brushing teeth or while putting make-up? This intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain can be due to a condition called trigeminal neuralgia. Our homeopathic doctor can help you!
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve in the face, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you suffer from it, even a mild stimulation on your face — such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup — may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain. But with homeopathy treatment, you can now put your best ‘face’ forward. To get rid of your facial pain, click below to book an appointment with our best homeopathic doctors.
MORE ABOUT THE 'SUICIDE DISEASE'
Did you know that the nickname of trigeminal neuralgia is 'the suicide disease?' It is called so because of the severe pain it causes and the fact that the condition cannot be easily controlled or cured. Trigeminal neuralgia causes intense episodic pain along the ear, eye, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, teeth, or jaw, on one side and/or alongside the face.
About one in 15,000 people suffer from trigeminal neuralgia. It usually affects people over 50, mostly women and is caused by a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve. Multiple sclerosis, tumours, injury, or traumatic events, can also cause it. In some cases, trigeminal neuralgia is idiopathic (without any apparent cause).
WHY CONVENTIONAL MEDICINES WON’T HELP?
Conventional medicine advocates the use of anticonvulsants, low doses of anti-depressants and botox. Most patients cannot tolerate them due to their unpleasant side-effects. Individuals who do not improve with such prescriptions are advised surgery to relieve the pressure on the nerve.
One of our patients 45-year-old Madhurima first felt a ‘shock’ sensation above her lip; it eventually moved to the right side of her face and forehead. The pain became progressively worse and occurred while brushing teeth, washing face, eating and talking. A splash of cold water worsened the pain; so did the cold breeze when it hit her face. She experienced dizzy spells, ringing sound in the ears and hearing loss in her right ear too. Despite taking conventional medicines, she continued to have agonising pain on the right side of her face and forehead.
Because conventional medicines failed to provide relief, Madhurima decided to opt for natural and safe homeopathy treatment. As her homeopathic treatment progressed, the pain gradually reduced and the numbness too, among other things, eased to a great extent — so also the recurrence.
Homeopathy is evidenced to be a safe and effective treatment to conventional medicine for trigeminal neuralgia. Homeopathic medicines for trigeminal neuralgia are without side-effects. They help to control recurrent pain, offer long-term pain control and may also help to avoid the surgery.
- Avoid foods like chillies, mint and spices, including black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg — they may trigger ‘heightened’ stimulation in your mouth, activating trigeminal neuralgia
- Also avoid high acidic foods like tomatoes, vinegar and pickles, or high-arginine foods, including nuts and chocolates; caffeine; artificial sweeteners
- Eat a diet that is low in saturated fat
- Include brown rice, cooked or dried cherries, cranberries, pear and prune; also, cooked green, yellow or orange vegetables, asparagus, broccoli, lettuce, spinach and beans in your diet.