According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head.
Causes and Risk Factors
This condition is caused by either nerve degeneration or pressure on the nerve. According to the NINDS, the presumed cause of TN is a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve as it exits the brainstem. This compression causes the wearing away of the protective coating around the nerve (the myelin sheath). It’s also thought to be caused by multiple sclerosis.
Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia are:
- Extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like facial pain that lasts from a few seconds to 2 minutes per episode
- Pain on one side of the face, especially around the eye, jawline or cheek
- Pain triggered by touch or sound
It’s recommended to wear a magnetic facial mask for a few hours throughout the day, and preferably at night while you sleep.
Also facial crystal placement can greatly help alleviate pain and ultimately lead to nerve repair. Good crystals to place on the face include all purple, indigo, and violet stones, i.e. Amethyst, Purpurite, Lepidolite (including Pink Lepidolite), Charoite, and Purple Fluorite to name a few.
Other good natural therapies include acupressure, acupuncture, pranic healing, chiropractic, anti-gravity therapy (lying on an anti-gravity board for 15-30 minutes a day); and facial; massage to name a few.
Anti-gravity mats (body slant, body lift) can be purchased from Age In Reverse at www.ageeasy.com
Because an acidic diet leads to excess mucus, malignant mucus, this mucus excess condition can cause pressure against the nerve leading to the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia.
The best way to reverse this insidious condition is to first and foremost make a dietary change – eliminate all meat, dairy products, refined grains, refined starches, sugar, salt, and acidic beverages, i.e. milk, alcohol: wine, beer, champagne, etc.; lattes, coffee, hot cocoa, soda pop, etc.
Eat predominantly raw or perhaps, 75% raw foods and 25% cooked but vegan foods.
Drink alkaline water preferably and if you are unable to find alkaline water, drink spring water. Supplement liquid oxygen drops to your water. Alchemist Gold can also be added to your drinking water.
Drink vegetable juice daily or as often as you can. Real and living foods (raw foods, fruits and vegetable juice) will help the nerve(s) to repair.
Good herbs that can help to alleviate the pain include Feverfew, White Willow Bark, Black Willow Bark, Wood Betony, Woodruff, and Meadowsweet. Or, you can take Dherbs.com Headache and Pain Formula (a/k/a/ Bio-Salicin Formula), which includes all of the herbs supra.
Good nervine herbs to take to help repair, nourish, strengthen, and rejuvenate the nerves include Kava Kava, Jatamansi, Lily of the Valley, Valerian Root, Lavender Flower, Passionflower, Scullcap, Catnip, and Blue Vervain to name a few.
The best herb for TN and any other degenerative nerve condition is Nerve Root, a/k/a Lady’s Slipper, a very rare herb and thus diabolically expensive herb. If you can find this herb, buy it and take it, preferably in extract form or tea form.
Externally for TN, massage the facial skin with DHerb’s Oxy Oil (preferably in the morning).
Recommended Dherbs.com products and compounds that can be used to heal from trigeminal neuralgia include:
- Full Body Cleanse
- Nerves Cleanse & Regiment
- 10-Day Electric Greens Combo Regimen
- Nerves Formula
- Nerve-Calming Tea
- Central Nervous System
- MSM Sulfur
- Oxy Oil
This article is compliments of Dherbs.com