see also: Nerve
Neuralgia is pain that originates from damage or changes
to the pathway of a nerve. Pain typically originates
when an external stimulus triggers a sensory nerve receptor
that, in turn, sends a signal to the brain along a nerve
pathway. If the pathway itself is damaged or
malfunctions a signal can be sent to the brain that is
perceived as pain and is referred to as Neuralgia. The
symptoms can vary from sharp and very painful to numbness or
muscle weakness depending on the nerve area affected.
Neuralgia is commonly a chronic condition that is more
common in women than men and is associated with advanced age
but may occur at any age.
The most common from of Neuralgia is Trigeminal Neuralgia
(TN). The Trigeminal nerve is one of twelve nerves
that have their root in the brain stem. The nerve
divides into three branches and services areas of the face,
forehead, gums, jaws, and around the eyes. The
symptoms of TN are sudden and severe pain in the facial
area. The pain may be triggered by a slight touch or
movement and usually lasts several seconds. WebMD “The
most frequent cause of trigeminal neuralgia is a blood
vessel pressing on the nerve near the brain stem. Over time,
changes in the blood vessels of the brain can result in
blood vessels rubbing against the trigeminal nerve root. The
constant rubbing with each heartbeat wears away the
insulating membrane of the nerve, resulting in nerve
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Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense on the pain points,
crown of head, and under tongue twice per day. Also
consider Frankincense on the brain stem (base of skull).
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Kelly - My mom has
Trigeminal Neuralgia, she has had it for over 10 years and
is having an episode now. I thought maybe someone
might know or have an idea that we could try with oils.
Pat - We have a friend with this
condition and controls it completely with Frankincense. I
also have a nephew with it and he won't do anything but
pharmaceuticals. Even though I have told him about my friend
and offered to let him talk to her. She applies the
Frankincense to the crown of her head and she also drops
some under her tongue every day. She no longer has major
symptoms and has complete control of it naturally.
Dani - Does anyone
have any experience treating Trigeminal Neuralgia.
What oils/protocol would work best?
Pat - I am hoping that Dian replies to
this condition. She has suffered from this and uses
Frankincense exclusively. She has great relief and hopefully
will add her experience.
Dian - I use Frankincense on the pain
points, crown of my head and under my tongue twice a day.
When I was initially introduced to doTerra Frankincense I
had access to only a few drops and I was compelled to use
the oil in those places. I slept like a baby that night.
But to my dismay I had to wait about another month before
the oil became available for sale. I found some
Frankincense from another company that I used for two weeks
with no relief at all and then got the doTerra Frankincense
(from Oman) and had good results.
I have used the oil faithfully ever since until a few
weeks ago. I then decided that I needed a week break from
everything that I was using so that I could begin to
regulate my hormones (I had had surgery). Well that was BIG
mistake to stop using Frankincense, the pain came back with
a vengeance as well as the numbness. It is now getting back
under control and as long as I watch my stress level, get
enough rest, eat right and most important of all use doTerra
Frankincense the pain rarely comes.
I hope this helps you.
John - Trigeminal Neuralgia is a
neuropathic disorder of one or both of the facial trigeminal
nerves. The pain can be intense and feel like
someone stabbing or shocking area's of your face. I have
heard of people having more or less success with different
oils trying to get comfort from TN.
First I would begin a twice daily routine of oil pulling
using On Guard/Peppermint and Clove/Oregano. Add about
3-4 drops of each oil to a tablespoon of
EVCO or Grapeseed
oil and begin swishing and pulling the mixture through your
teeth and gums for about 15 minutes morning and night.
Spit when you are done then rinse your mouth out and brush
with a few drops of On Guard on you tooth brush.
I would also apply Peppermint/Frankincense and or
Geranium/Ginger topically to areas of your face that are
affected by TN. Use a small amount of carrier (EVCO is
great) and massage into the areas and apply a warm compress
for 5-8 minutes to drive the oils in. Give this protocol
some time. You should start feeling relief in a couple
weeks. The benefits beyond helping TN are amazing.
I am a believer in oil pulling.