How to Treat Neuralgia with Natural Remedies
Neuralgia is a kind of pain, usually intermittent, along the course of one or more nerves, especially in the head and facial area. The cause of neuralgia is unknown by modern medical science up to now.
Although neuralgia commonly occurs in the spine, it can occur anywhere in the body! Neuralgias can also occur at any age but they are most common in older people.
Neuralgia is characterized by searing pain, pins and needles, or pointy needle-like pain. Neuralgia attacks are often more severe during autumn and winter! Pain is similar to rheumatism, but unlike rheumatism, neuralgia does not cause deformation of the joints.
Depending on the area of the nerve pain, neuralgia can be classified as the following:
- glossopharyngeal neuralgia – pain in the throat, tonsils, tongue, and ear
- intercostal neuralgia – pain in the chest
- brachial neuralgia – pain in the arm
- sciatica – pain affecting the leg, hip, and back
- femoral neuralgia – painful feeling in the upper leg
- lateral femoral cutaneous neuralgia – painful sensation on the outer side of the thigh
- occipital neuralgia – chronic pain in the back of the head and upper neck, and behind the eyes
- trigeminal neuralgia (facial neuralgia) – pain in parts of the face, which includes infra-orbital and supra-orbital neuralgia
- postherpetic (post-herpetic) neuralgia – pain in the area where herpes zoster or shingles once occurred. This pain can last for several months.
Now, is there any quick remedy for Neuralgia? The answer is “Yes” and “No”.
Solutions to Relieve Your Neuropathic Pain
There are many different treatment options to reduce the symptoms of neuralgia depending on the type.
Postherpetic Neuralgia – antidepressants, topical pain relievers, and TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) are used. Antiseizure drugs are usually prescribed to minimize the pain of postherpetic neuralgia, including glossopharyngeal and trigeminal neuralgia.
Trigeminal Neuralgia – usually treated with drugs. But if the patient does not respond well to drug treatment, then gamma rays, radio frequency waves, or glycerol injections may be used to numb the pain. If it is caused by an artery or vein compressing the nerve, or even a tumor, then surgery may also be required.
In addition, other natural treatments and alternative therapies can prove successful for the treatment of neuralgia, which includes:
- Vitamin B Complex
- High-protein diet
- Carbohydrates and fats
- Homeopathic remedies
- Tissue salts (biochemic salts or cell salts)
- Herbal products
All of these remedies are very safe to use, and also promotes general well-being and improve your overall health!
Herbal products that contain these ingredients are beneficial for neuralgia:
- Zanthoxylum clava herculisis (Toothache Tree) and Matricaria chamomilla (German Chamomile) – these contain anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the nervous system while at the same time relieve pain.
- Arctium lappa (Greater Burdock) and Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil's Claw) – these are excellent not only for neuralgia but also for treating rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, fibrositis, small joint disease, and lumbago.
The PYRO-ENERGEN therapy treatment is also very effective for the treatment of neuralgia without any side effects.