There are 12 cranial nerves in the human body. These nerves are responsible for carrying sensations from different body organs to the brain. The trigeminal nerve is the 5th cranial nerve that carries these necessary sensations from the facial region to the brain. Any abnormality in this nerve will cause abnormalities in the facial region and the nerve itself. Trigeminal neuralgia is an abnormal condition of the nerves in which the trigeminal nerve is affected by some reasons, that leads to arising of abnormalities in the face including- extreme pain, tingling sensations, and many more. We will study all the symptoms of this condition in this article. Along with it, we will also discuss possible causes and management options for this disease in Ayurveda.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a disease in which the trigeminal nerve of the body is affected, which causes excessive pain. The pain is extremely severe that occurs in episodes. The pain occurs in the facial region, where the trigeminal nerve is present. Pain is too intense in severity that matches the sharp shooting electrical impulse like pain. The cause can be any for this, but the pain can be due to compression of the trigeminal nerve, due to the pressure exerted by nearby blood vessels. The pain occurs in the region where the trigeminal nerve passes through including- around the eyes, cheeks, lips, teeth, and jaw. The pain, numbness, and symptoms can be on one side of the face or both sides of the face, but most pain is found on the right side of the face. The pain can be triggered by natural activities of eating, laughing, and smiling, or the pain can hamper the normal activities of smiling, speaking, and eating, and vice versa. The glossopharyngeal neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia, and occipital neuralgia are types of neuralgia that are indirectly linked to trigeminal neuralgia.
As described in Ayurveda texts- the nerve disorders like- trigeminal neuralgia occur due to the aggravated vata dosha in the body. The air element when aggravates and imbalances all the body energies of the body and the mind, that blocks the srotas (nerve channels). The nerve channel they attack starts showing abnormal symptoms. The aggravated vata along with other doshas when attacked on the trigeminal nerve, shows abnormal symptoms of abnormal body functions led by that nerve. Vata dosha is responsible for excessive pain in this condition. Trigeminal neuralgia cannot be cured but can be managed efficiently to reduce the complications and life-threatening abnormal symptoms progression.
The causes of trigeminal neuralgia are not well known. Still commonly known symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia are
- Compression of the trigeminal nerve
- Multiple sclerosis
- Increasing age
- Genetic factors
- Nerve damage
- Certain medical conditions directly have an impact on the trigeminal nerve
Symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia include
- Extreme facial pain that is unilateral and occurs in episodes
- Facial twitching
- Facial spasm
- Sensitivity to touch
Diagnosis for trigeminal neuralgia includes
- Physical examination
- Medical history
- Diagnostic nerve block
- MRI scan
Treatment of trigeminal neuralgia involves
- Oral medications
- Muscle relaxants
- Anticonvulsant medications
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
- Surgical management
Herbal medicines for the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is an Ayurvedic company that has been preparing herbal medications for the last twenty years. It is an Indian-originated company that has shared valuable responses for Ayurveda potency around the world. All the medicines are carefully checked for efficiency levels, purity levels, and authenticity levels before being launched into the market. Purely natural medicines are free from any sort of chemicals. The medicines of Planet Ayurveda that can be used in the management of Trigeminal neuralgia are explained in detail below
- Hakam Churna
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Yograj Guggul
- Ashwagandha Capsules
1. Hakam Churna
This ayurvedic churna consists of many herbs such as- Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), etc. These herbs are very effective and are much more potent to treat nervine disorders. This is a traditionally used formula for the management of various disorders. Most authentic herbs are used as ingredients in this churna preparation. This churna balances all three Vatadi doshas in the body and eliminates abnormal symptoms of nerves and the body in this disease.
Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon of churna twice daily.
2. Boswellia Curcumin
These capsules offered by Planet Ayurveda are most effective in treating inflammatory conditions. These capsules are prepared from curcumin and strengthen the nerves. These capsules help strengthen body nerves and support overall body health. The boswellic acids present in the extracts of these herbs have multiple benefits that support a healthy body system. Pain and inflammation like abnormal symptoms are well managed by this medicine. And this medicine along with other herbal medicines in a correct recommended manner can manage diseases like- trigeminal neuralgia.
Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily.
This herbal formulation is indicated primarily in joint-related disorders. These tablets contain herbs of great value including- Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Adraka (Zingiber officinalis), etc. Tridoshas can be managed by these tablets. Healthy metabolism, digestion, and joint health are accomplished through these tablets. In trigeminal neuralgia, these tablets work in strengthening the nerves and reducing the abnormal symptoms in the body including- pain, numbness, inflammation, and any damage.
Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily.
Ashwagandha capsules are prepared from pure extracts of the herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This is a well-known one of the most wonderful herbs that have marvelous benefits. It has numerous medicinal properties that are helpful in different disorders treatment. Body-related disorders are managed well with them. These capsules will help to strengthen the nerves along with balancing the tridoshas in the process of management of trigeminal neuralgia.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily.
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