Trigeminal neuralgia is an alteration of 5th cranial nerve. Let's see below natural

cures for trigeminal neuralgia, its causes and official medical therapies.


It causes crises of intense pain in face, forehead, teeth and internal mucous

membranes of the jaw and jowl. It has a prevalence in women (male/female

ratio of 1: 1.8) and affects 2.5% to 5.7% of people. Multiple sclerosis is

present in 2-4% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia, often the younger ones.


Cause of Trigeminal Neuralgia is damage to the myelin sheath (lining) of this

nerve. This makes electrical impulses traveling through it irregular or excessive,

activating algogenic regions (where pain starts) in brain.


The damage can be caused by a vascular-nervous conflict due to an artery

with abnormal course, which compresses nerve. The superior cerebellar artery

is often responsible (with the continuous pulsations that cause microtrauma to

myelin sheath).


But biological cause of trigeminal inflammation is explained by dysregulation

of mast cell metabolism. This dysregulation causes an excessive and chaotic

introduction into local and systemic blood circulation of neural mediators

(VEGF-vascular endothelial growth factors). They cause an increasingly severe

inflammatory state of trigeminal, already damaged by compression or by

systemic diseases (multiple sclerosis). But, natural solutions for trigeminal

neuralgia are able to dominate dysregulation of mast cells without harm the



Episodes of pain occur suddenly, triggered by common activities or exposure to

cold. Patients report feeling like intermittent electric shocks. Single attacks affect

one side of face at a time, last for a few seconds, and can come and go throughout

the day (even for several months).


In 3-5% of cases disease is bilateral and attacks can increase in frequency or severity

over time. Many patients describe areas on face that trigger pain (trigger points).

That's, a simple touch or even air flow can trigger a painful episode.


Current treatment of trigeminal neuralgia can be pharmacological and / or surgical.

Drugs considered in treatment of trigeminal neuralgia are anticonvulsant: carbamazepine

or gabapentin.


If, as in half of cases, drugs are not tolerated or not effective, surgical treatment

should be used. This therapy consists of some procedures through the skin (trigeminal

radiofrequency thermorizotomy, selective neurolysis). Surgery (microvascular

decompression which involves craniotomy) can also be performed. These methods can

have serious complications. Furthermore, they do not solve problem as they have a

high relapse rate (from 20% to 80% at 5 and 10 years). Natural remedy can avoid

ailments and complications.


As a consequence of these procedings, an atypical trigeminal neuralgia (sub-continuous

pain which may be accompanied by paresthesia, burning) may also occur.


Radiosurgical treatment (Gamma-Knife or Cyber-Knife) consists of administering a

high dose of rays (X or gamma) to emergence of 5th cranial nerve. Sensitive fibers

(more fragile) thus lose their functionality while motor fibers usually do not report

any damage. However, with this method there is a high percentage of facial disorders.

In fact, pain can turn into an unpleasant sensation of tingling or burning, often more

annoying than trigeminal neuralgia itself. And later on, it's no longer possible to perform

other procedures, having now caused nerve damage.


So far the official solutions.

Instead, let's consider concrete possibility of a natural cure for trigeminal neuralgia.

It does'nt involve any side effects or contraindications and effectively solve the

problem. By acting in order to restore normal functioning of nerve fiber lining cells.

In fact, it's possible to restore mast cells metabolism with phytotherapeutic

substances like Rhodiola rosea and Vitis vinifera. They have an anti-free

radical, anti-inflammatory, anti-aggregating and nourishing action on blood vessel



Then, with the help of other natural substances, like flavoproteins and coenzymes,

ther's an harmless way of rebalancing cell membranes. The production of neurotransmitters

(VEGF) returns to normal. All this avoids nerve damage and promotes the recovery of

neuronal function.