Acupuncture can really calm down the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, so the first step is to start coming in for once a week treatments, and commit to doing this for 3 months. Along with acupuncture, here are other options to help:
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Kudzu helps nerve pain by inhibiting the serotonin-2 receptors. Researchers have found that kudzu can reduce inflammation by interrupting the body's inflammatory response. Taken as a pill or powder, kudzu affects the body in ways similar to the hormone estrogen. That means people who have hormone-sensitive cancers or are taking tamoxifen should avoid it. It should also not be used by anyone on oral medication for diabetes.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is actually one of my favorites for nerve pain, especially spinal pain, for which I have used the infused oil rubbed on topically and the tincture taken internally. It can reduce pain enough to allow people to sleep. It helps soothe as well as helps regenerate the nerves.
Skullcap can be used as a long-term tonic to build and nourish the nervous system as well as having an immediate affect that can be used for insomnia from circular thinking or for nerve pain.
Supplements that may help are: