An Elderly Got a Phenomenal Relief from Agonizing Chronic Trigeminal Neuralgia with Homeopathy
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also known as tic douloureux, is a chronic pain disorder that affects the Trigeminal nerve, which is one of the cranial nerves responsible for providing sensation to the face. This condition is characterized by sudden, intense, stabbing, and electric shock-like pain in the regions of the face that are supplied by the Trigeminal nerve. These painful episodes can be triggered by various factors, including normal daily activities such as eating, talking, or touching the face.
It can be episodic, with sudden and severe attacks, and the periods of pain may be followed by periods of remission. The conventional treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia is partially effective. Homeopathy works extremely well in most cases of TN.
Let’s look in detail at a Trigeminal neuralgia case which showed an outstanding improvement with the constitutional approach encompassing mind and body and how homeopathy at Life Force helped the patient obtain immense relief.
A 60-year-old male patient, Mr. R. K. M. (PIN: 15394) started treatment at Life Force Homoeopathy clinic on 27th January 2011. He was found to be suffering from Trigeminal neuralgia since 2003. He presented with symptoms of sudden moderate electric shock-like pain on the right side of his face with 8-10 episodes/ a day lasting from 10-15 seconds to 1-2 minutes.
Relapses occurred once in 6 months but, since 1 year, the intensity, frequency, and duration of the episodes had increased with severe pain in each episode that would last for 15-20 minutes more during the night and is associated with dull pain and heaviness in the tongue. The patient would experience difficulty while talking and eating. He was on Tab Mazetol SR 200 thrice a day for 1 year.
According to the patient, these sufferings had started after he had a root canal treatment and, also, after he experienced humiliation at work.
He was a known Hypertensive patient for the last 10 years and was on conventional treatment.
The patient was ambithermal. He was a vegetarian and had an average appetite. He craved sweets. His thirst was adequate and he used to experience a profuse generalized perspiration. The patient had normal bowel and bladder habits. He had disturbed sleep due to the ailments that had aggravated at night.
Self and Family Set-Up:
The patient was living in a nuclear family comprising four people. He was working as personal secretary to the General manager of Nabard Bank and was retired for 6 months. His wife also was a retired Nabard Bank employee. The patient’s son and daughter-in-law were architects and his grandson was a school-going kid.
He had a happy childhood and adolescence. He was soft-spoken and rarely would turn angry. He worked as a private secretary to the general manager of Nabard Bank for several years and, later, he was demoted. This significant life event led to feelings of neglect, frustration, and humiliation.
Dr. Shah evaluated and analyzed the case in detail and prescribed his research-based medicine to the patient. He also recommended dietary changes and necessary investigations.
During his first assessment on April 16, 2011, the patient reported an initial improvement of 20% in relief from the intensity of his pain.
On July 23, 2012, the patient reported that his improvement in relief had increased to 25%, but there was pain persisting while chewing food.
During a follow-up visit on July 1, 2013 patient stated that he experiences pain particularly while brushing and chewing on the left side. Had reduced dosage of Tab Mazetol 100 mg TID.
On August 28, 2014, the patient reported that even though pain persists while having food and excessive brushing, it has become bearable, with up to 50% reduced frequency and intensity.
During a follow-up visit on 2nd December 2015, the patient showed a 60% significant improvement in relief from the intensity of pain to 60% and reduced duration in the past 4.5 months.
At the next assessment on August 9, 2016, the patient complained of only slight pain and heaviness in the morning. No episodes had affected him throughout the day. The patient is continuing the same dosage of conventional medicines.
The patient had discontinued treatment for 10 months.
On July 13, 2017, the patient restarted treatment as there was a relapse with an increase in intensity and duration of pain in the last 1 month.
During the next follow-up on January 17, 2018, the patient reported a marked 70% improvement in the relief of his complaints.
On March 22, 2019, the patient noticed further improvement with pain only while brushing and chewing the food.
During an assessment on August 5, 2020, the patient reported a significant improvement of 80% reduction in pain and frequency of episodes.
During his next visit on December 17, 2021, the patient showed much further improvement.
On February 23, 2022, the patient reported a continued improvement of up to 75%. No major pain episodes had occurred.
The recent assessment on February 17, 2023, showed an overall 80% betterment. Now, he experiences merely slight uneasiness in the morning. No further relapses occurred.
The patient is still under the care of the Life Force and is doing better.
Every patient with Trigeminal Neuralgia is evaluated as an individual case, after putting all the vital information together, a fine evaluation process is carried out, and an individualist medicine is determined for the patient which treats the patient at an inner level, thereby healing the patient of this chronic disease at a deeper level. The homeopathic medicine thus helps reduce the frequency and intensity of the trigeminal neuralgia episodes and eventually leads to a remission safely without any side effects.