Homeopathy Treatment for Neuralgia

Neuralgia is defined as an intense burning or stabbing pain caused by irritation of or damage to a nerve. The pain is usually brief but may be severe. It often feels as if it is shooting along the course of the affected nerve.


Different types of neuralgia occur depending on the reason the nerve has been irritated.

Neuralgia can be triggered by a variety of causes, including tooth decay, eye strain, or shingles (an infection caused by the herpes zoster virus). Pain is usually felt in the part of the body that is supplied by the irritated nerve.

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Causes of Neuralgia

  • Certain drugs; Chemical irritation; Chronic renal insufficiency ; Diabetes ; Infections, such as shingles , syphilis , and Lyme disease ; Porphyria ; Pressure on nerves by nearby structures (for instance, tumors); Swelling and irritation (inflammation); Trauma (including surgery).
  • In many cases, the cause is unknown. Trigeminal neuralgia is the most common form of neuralgia.
  • A related but uncommon neuralgia affects the gloss pharyngeal nerve, which provides feeling to the throat.
  • Neuralgia is most common in elderly people, but it may occur at any age. ...

Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is the pain caused by a compression of the trigeminal nerve, the largest of the twelve nerves in the cranium. The trigeminal nerve is primarily responsible for sensation in the face and one of its three branches is responsible for the movement of the jaw as well.
  • One of the major causes of trigeminal neuralgia is the erosion of the nerve sheath which is actually a loss of the myelin covering of the nerve. Some other causes may include compression by an adjacent blood vessel, physical damage by dental or other surgeries, genetic predisposition or rarely, a tumor or multiple sclerosis. Abnormalities usually occur at the inner nerve fibers that carry the sensation.
  • The trigeminal nerve is similar to other sensory nerves like the sciatic nerve in the spinal region and the pain caused by compression can be as excruciating as sciatica. Most of the conventional treatments approach TN in a similar fashion as sciatic nerve treatment.
  • There is no specific remedy available for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in homoeopathy. It is in the case of such symptoms and diseases where the holistic approach of all alternative therapies proves to be a handy tool in treatment. The homoeopathic approach to TN is to treat the overall symptoms and to strengthen the body so that it can heal itself.


Impaired function of affected body part due to pain, or muscle weakness due to motor nerve damage; Increased sensitivity of the skin or numbness of the affected skin area (feeling similar to a local anesthetic, such as a Novocain shot); Pain along the path of a specific nerve; Pain located anywhere, usually on or near the surface of the body In the same location for each episode; Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes (intermittent) or constant, burning pain. Any touch or pressure is felt as pain. Movement may also be painful.


1.SPIGELIA : Very useful for trigeminal neuralgia with stabbing pains which make the patient shudder.Given when pains come suddenly and go suddenly.There is violent tearing, burning, jerking pains in individuals who are very sensitive to touch.


It is a very helpful remedy to combat hereditary syphilitic tendencies in patients.

Useful for trigeminal neuralgia with severe, violent and sharp pains  

 Staphysagria : It is one of the most frequently used medicines for trigeminal neuralgia.

 Cinchona officinalis (China): China is frequently used in the treatment of neuralgic pains

There is marked debility in the patient due to the loss of vital fluids. The patient is weak and nervous and oversensitive to pain. Periodicity of the complaints is marked with complaints recurring every alternate day and symptoms getting invariably worse at night. Pains are worse from touch, draft