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Trigeminal Neuralgia Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  


Trigeminal Neuralgia Natural Treatment

Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition affecting the trigeminal nerve, which carries the sensations from the face to the brain. Trigeminal neuralgia  may causes severe pain even after a mild stimulation of the face. Even the act of brushing the teeth and washing the face can trigger a jolt of intense, excruciating pain. The natural treatment for trigeminal neuralgia with the help of ayurvedic approach may provide relief from the pain and other symptoms of this disorder. [1]


The trigeminal nerve has three branches that are responsible for the sensations in the face and regulating chewing. Trigeminal neuralgia occurs when this nerve is inflamed resulting in intense pain. It is also called tic douloureax because the pain is so severe that it can force the patients to contort the face into grimaces. This obvious movement is called a tic. Ayurveda offers an alternative treatment for trigeminal neuralgia, which prevents the bouts of pain caused due to the minimal stimulation of the trigeminal nerve.


The pain caused due to trigeminal neuralgia can occur in an isolated episode or every few minutes, or seconds. Some patients experience long asymptomatic periods spanning over several months or years between the attacks. However, in some patients, it can lead to a chronic pain syndrome, and affect their daily activities significantly.


This can increase the risk of depression and anxiety disorders. Such complications can be avoided by seeking trigeminal nerve pain relief at home using herbs that can calm the nerve, produce an analgesic effect, and provide relief from the symptoms.

Trigeminal neuralgia usually afflicts the people above 50 years of age. The incidence of this disease is higher in the women than in the men. It has been found to affect the right side of the face 5 times more commonly than the left.


Trigeminal neuralgia is sometimes related to multiple sclerosis, a disorder that occurs due to the damage to the myelin sheath protecting the nerves. It may also occur due to a tumor mass pressing on the trigeminal nerve.


Some rare causes of trigeminal neuralgia include a brain lesion, surgical injury, stroke, and facial trauma.



Signs and Symptoms Trigeminal Neuralgia


Some patients may experience short, and mild attacks of trigeminal neuralgia initially. However, the disease may progress over a period of time and cause longer, and more frequent bouts of facial pain. Some signs and symptoms of this disease are discussed beneath:


  • Patients experience episodes of severe, jabbing, or shooting pain that feels like an electric shock and radiates to different parts of the face

  • Constant burning and aching sensation

  • The pain is felt in the areas supplied by the trigeminal nerve, such as the cheek, teeth, jaw, gums, eye, forehead, and the lips.

  • The pain is focused at one spot or may spread in a wider pattern

  • Spontaneous attacks of pain that is triggered due to the factors like touching the face, speaking, chewing, or brushing the teeth. Some other factors that may trigger the pain of trigeminal neuralgia include eating, drinking, shaving, talking, encountering a breeze, putting on makeup, and smiling.

  • The pain usually affects one side of the face during an episode. However, in rare cases, the symptoms may affect both the sides.


Pain Relief For Trigeminal Neuralgia 


A long term and effective pain relief for neuralgia may be achieved through the proper use of ayurvedic medications. Along with western treatment it is advisable to seek the herbal remedies for trigeminal neuralgia, which can help to relieve the pain naturally.


Natural Ayurvedic Treatment For Trigeminal Nerve Pain


The natural treatment for nerve pain caused due to trigeminal neuralgia may involves the use of ayurvedic traditional herbs. These herbs may possess pain manageing or nerve calmimg properties, which may help to relieve pain and inflammation and can enable the patient to perform the routine activities with ease.


  • Shallaki (Boswellia serrate): Shallaki is considered as a natural remedy for nerve pain. It acts as an analgesic agent and reduces the facial pain caused due to this condition. It also helsp to reduce the inflammation of the trigeminal nerve.


  • Guggulu (Commiphora wightii): Guggulu acts as a natural nerve tonic. It also helps to relieve the fear and anxieties caused due to the intense pain and thus, prevent depression.


  • Shunthi (Zinziber officinale): Shunthi offers natural ways to treat trigeminal neuralgia by producing an analgesic and anti-inflammatory action. It helsp to reduce inflammation of the nerve and provides relief from the facial pain.


  • Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata): Rasna is commonly used ayurvedic herb to treat trigeminal neuralgia. It helps to boost the functions of the nervous system. It may protect the nerves from any form of damage and prevents inflammation thus minimizing the episodes of trigeminal neuralgia.


  • Errand (Ricinus communis): Errand can be used to obtain relief from the nerve pain in teeth, gums and face. It helsp to reduce the pain and discomfort that occurs due to the slightest stimulation of the trigeminal nerve. It may calm the nerve by producing a soothing action. This action of Errand also helps to reduce the risk of depression and anxieties.


  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia): Guduchi is considered to be the best ayurvedic medicine for trigeminal neuralgia because of the powerful analgesic action produced by it. It also helps to reduce the inflammation of the trigeminal nerve. Regular use of this herb may reduce the intensity and frequency of the attacks of this condition.


Trigeminal Neuralgia Natural Treatment


Patients can seek ayurvedic treatment for trigeminal neuralgia management. The total ayurveda approch to deal with this sort of nerve pains are to make the person to get into healthy life-style first, like guiding them to manage stress and anger well. Giving education on healthy eating and role of gut health into painful and inflamatory conditions. Ayurveda says, everyone is unique, and so need a unique plan based on own ayurvedic body type of the person. At the same time some ayurveda herbs and theapies can be started.


The naturopath in Melbourne at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic may be able to help the patients to obtain relief from the intense pain by prescribing herbs possessing strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. The doctors at one of the best ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne also advise the patients to follow an ayurvedic diet and Nasaya therapy for better results.


The ayurvedic diet contains foods, which may support the functions of the nerves and is devoid of the foods that are known to trigger inflammation. The Nasaya therapy involves administration of 5 to 10 drops of Nasaya oil in each nostril. This oil is infused with herbs, which are nurturing as well as nourishing. This therapy can helps to alleviate the discomforts and pains in the area above the clavicle.


The use of natural remedies for neuralgia pain may reduce the intensity and frequency of the episodes of this condition and minimize its impact on the patient’s routine life.


If you wish to enquire more information on how ayurveda can offer support with for Trigeminal Neuralgia, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.





Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.



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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More


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