Trigeminal Neuralgia


Historically T. Neuralgia can be called as "SUICIDE DISEASE" as because there is no treatment, sufferers would often consider committing suicide due to long term irritation pain. The neuralgia was first described by physician John Fothergill and hence also known a Fothergill's Disease.
Neuralgia is pain arising from an irritated or damaged nerve and is felt within the a neighborhood of the body served by the nerve not necessarily at the situation of the matter . If there is any history of injury to bone or tissue or to a vessel supplying the nerve, pressure created on nerve and pain occurs.

This pain may be severe and sudden pain within the whole face along with distribution on face (mostly one-sided) which the patient describes as sharp shooting or like an electric shock .


Spigelia: Neuralgia from washing head with cold water. Pains are aggravated by slightest movement by any means or  by least noise or by opening the mouth.

Colocynth: Here the character of pain is burning, digging and tearing alone with facial pains. This medicine is for that person who is irritable persons who are easily angered.

Verbascum: Here facial Neuralgia affects zygoma, temporo-maxillary joint and ear particularly of the left side. Complaints worsen on slightest changes of temperature.

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