Homeopathic help with trigeminal neuralgia?
incl. the Banerji Protocol for general facial neuralgia
Thanks to the painstaking work of a family of homeopathic physicians from India spanning four generations, the world now has access to the "Banerji Protocols" for the simplified homeopathic treatment of all manner of illness. What exactly are the Banerji Protocols?While classical homeopathy involves a laborious process of questioning a patient in detail before the doctor can prescribe a matching homeopathic remedy, the Drs Banerji kept observing their many thousands of patients and eventually established that the very same remedies in the same potencies were consistently the most helpful for specific diseases.
In the same way, these amazing homeopathic physicians also found a "generic" homeopathic treatment for general facial neuralgia. While it was developed for people suffering from postherpetic neuralgia (which in some cases can turn into severe, long-lasting pain which no longer responds to medical therapy), trigeminal neuralgia is such an extremely serious issue that I have included the Banerji approach for postherpetic neuralgia here for the possible solution to trigeminal neuralgia pain it could offer. (For homeopathic remedies specifically recommended for this issue, scroll to "Homeopathic medicines for trigeminal neuralgia".
The Banerji Protocol for facial neuralgia:
- Tarentula cubensis 200C: take 10 drops in 1 tbs of water every 7 days.
- Hypericum perforatum 200CK: take 2 pills twice daily.
- In acute cases, give 2 doses every hour against the pain.
- Take each remedy until symptoms are improved.
- All doses must be given 30 minutes before or after eating, drinking or tooth-brushing.
Homeopathic medicines for trigeminal neuralgia
The first choice for trigeminal neuralgia located on the cheek, temporo-maxillary joint and ear, as well as when the facial pain comes in flashes or returns at the same hour every day. Verbascum also is indicated when the trigeminal neuralgia is triggered by a change in temperature, when the pain worsens from talking or from the slightest movement.
An excellent homeopathic remedy for left-sided trigeminal neuralgia (cheek, eye, temples and teeth on the left). Also indicated with burning sensations or sensitivity to touching the left side of the face as well as pain attacks arising in cold, rainy weather.
Excellent for right-sided trigeminal neuralgia, including unbearable, lightning-like pain attacks. Also indicated when trigeminal neuralgia pain is worsened from cold application or touching the face where warm applications and pressure bring relief.
Excellent homeopathic remedy for trigeminal neuralgia that originates from a tooth (such as from a cavity or after an extraction).
The number one homeopathic remedy for trigeminal neuralgia triggered by exposure to a draught, no matter how light. Besides pain, there may be numbness and a tingling sensation in the face which may appear hot and flushed.
Excellent homeopathic remedy for trigeminal neuralgia pain resulting from trauma or injury, including craniofacial and dental trauma. Besides pain, there may be a burning and tingling sensation in the face.
(The above summary has been compiled from information provided by Dr. Vikas Sharma, MD, a fourth-generational homeopath from India.)
Note: always make sure to not accidentally "antidote" the remedies, see Counteracting "antidotes" in homeopathy: interfering factors to be aware of and avoid.
Other remedies for trigeminal neuralgia
See The cure for trigeminal neuralgia? (several dramatic examples of actual permanent healing of this most serious affliction) and Help for trigeminal neuralgia: St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) as well as Serious trigeminal neuralgia healed (dare I say it) with cabbage leaf packs.
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