Natural Support for Neuralgia
Facial Neuralgia includes a group of painful conditions affecting the cranial nerves, pain can be facial and inside the mouth ranging from mild burning to excruciating pain. Some patients find some relief by using alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment, self-hypnosis or meditation.
Probably the most well known form of Neuralgia, it has been suggested that it can be caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve by a vein or artery. Physical injury can cause the condition and there are very rare cases of tumours or Multiple Sclerosis causing e nerve damage resulting in facial neuralgia pain. There is anecdotal evidence that some cases of trigeminal neuralgia could be caused by active herpes simplex lesions along the trigeminal nerve. If this is true, we would suggest that Colloidal Silver
would be a very useful addition to your support programme, L-Lysine supplements and a high-protein diet could also discourage further growth of the virus.
Excruciating shock-like-pain occurs in the region of the tonsilar fossa, pharynx, or base of the tongue, may extend to the ear or the angle of the jaw or into the upper lateral neck. Can be triggered by swallowing, yawning, clearing the throat, or talking. Chewing or touching the face does not precipitate an attack.
Patients experience continuous aching and throbbing pain sometimes with shock-like jabs, physical and emotional tension are common factors.
In older patients or those with a compromised immune system, this can occur after an attack of Shingles (caused by the herpes zoster virus). Postherpetic neuralgia is rare before the age of 50, but at least 50% of patients older than 60 years and almost 75% beyond age 70 become affected following an attack of shingles. Postherpetic neuralgia tends to improve over time without treatment. Colloidal Silver
is very helpful in Herpes so should be taken by those at risk of Postherpetic Neuralgia.
As with most Chronic (long term) health disorders Neuralgia has an autoimmune component - so we recommend that you read and follow the protocol outlined in the article Factors Involved In Auto-Immune Disorders And Effective, Natural Treatment Protocols
. The remedies suggested are nutritionally balanced solutions that tend to raise overall health. (So it does not matter whether you have an auto-immune disorder or not). They contain enzymes and many other naturally occurring phyto-nutrients shown to help reverse and prevent disease generally by optimizing the immune and hormonal systems.
There are some specific natural remedies for Neuralgia that may relieve some of the painful symptoms.