Best Natural Cure and Home Remedy for Trigeminal Neuralgia...

by Brenda
(Manassas, VA, USA)


My dad has trigeminal neuralgia on the side of his face. He is in extreme pain. Do you know any natural cures that we can get for him?


Hi Brenda, and thank you for your question regarding a natural cure or treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (TN).

Firstly, for those who don't know what trigeminal neuralgia is, this is a debilitating condition that causes intense pain in the face and is actually considered one of the most painful conditions you can have. The type of pain felt is usually a stabbing electric shock, burning, pressing, crushing, exploding or shooting type of pain, normally affecting only one side of the face at a time. The cause of this health problem is oversized blood vessels compressing on the trigeminal nerve, which then damages the protective outer layer that surrounds the nerves (myelin sheath). Believe it or not, the main initial trigger for this disorder appears to be a viral attack. (1)

Thankfully, there are some terrific natural remedies that not only provide quick pain relief, but also cure this health problem quite rapidly as well.

Here's the top 3 you must consider...

#1. Colloidal Silver and DMSO: New findings have now shed some light on what actually causes this condition in the first place. It seems trigeminal neuralgia is initiated by a viral infection which may have been laying dormant in the nervous system - similar to what initiates/causes a herpes or shingles outbreak, and even bells palsy.

So the best way to flush out and kill any and all viruses in the body and give yourself some welcome pain relief is with a combination of colloidal silver and DMSO.

The colloidal silver is first taken orally at 3-5 teaspoons per day (in divided doses) mixed in a full glass of water for a period of 8-12 weeks. This will eradicate all viruses, bacteria, fungicides and unwanted protozoa's within the body. Colloidal silver is safe to use as well and doesn't have any harmful side effects. But you do need to be careful what brand you use. There are lots of poor quality and suspect brands out there. This is the only true quality and certified colloidal silver you should be using... MesoSilver.

For external benefit and relief from trigeminal neuralgia, here's what you need to do with the colloidal silver and DMSO...

Mix together 1 teaspoon (100 drops) of MesoSilver with 20 drops of pharmaceutical grade DMSO. Soak the mixture with a paper towel or rag then place over the affected/painful area. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. Repeat this process 3 times daily for 4-6 weeks. The colloidal silver will help to kill the virus, while the DMSO helps the silver to penetrate deep inside, along with providing powerful pain relief.

#2. Magnesium and Boron: Magnesium and boron are both crucial for the health of
nerve fibers and myelin sheath. They will not only help to restore the normal function of the trigeminal nerve (by restoring the myelin sheath), they will also help to reduce any swelling and inflammation.

In addition, boron from sodium borate (Borax) regulates and balances hormones (another suspected precursor to trigeminal neuralgia) and is an extremely potent heavy metal detoxifier! You can read more about the astonishing health benefits of borax/boron, along with all the dosage requirements (listed under the "What And How Much to Use" section) here... The Borax Conspiracy.

To get your daily supply of absorbable magnesium, a transdermal magnesium oil spray is definitely the way to go. With the oil spray, the magnesium is absorbed straight into the bloodstream through the pores of the skin. Very powerful indeed!

You can either buy a pre mixed transdermal magnesium spray or make up your own (which is much cheaper). Here’s how you can easily make it yourself…

-What You’ll Need

1/2 cup of Magnesium Chloride Flakes (like these)

1/2 cup of Distilled Water

Glass Bowl

Spray Bottle to Store the Magnesium Oil


Boil the ½ cup of distilled water and tip into the glass bowl

Add the ½ cup of magnesium chloride flakes

Stir the mixture well until the magnesium chloride flakes are completely dissolved.

Leave to cool then store in the spray bottle

-How to Use

Spray the magnesium oil on your arms, legs, and stomach once to twice daily using 10-15 sprays per application. You’ll find it may tingle on your skin, especially the first few times you use it. This is normal and means it’s working. Leave on for at least an hour before showering. Use a natural skin moisturizer afterwards.

#3. Anti-Viral Herbs and Coconut Oil: Anti viral herbs such as St John's Wort (the most powerful), turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, garlic, cloves, oregano, lemon balm, and rosemary all help tremendously with trigeminal neuralgia by further helping to kill any unwanted viruses, along with boosting the immune system and calming the nerves. Cayenne pepper is also terrific for strengthening blood vessel walls and increasing blood blow. This helps to calm and settle down the enlarged blood vessels that may be pushing on the trigeminal nerve. Finally, coconut oil is another potent anti-viral and anti-fungal food that works a treat for reversing the effects of this condition.

So make sure you take St John's Wort every day, along with mixing a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in 1/2 a glass of warm water and drinking down twice daily. Coconut oil is consumed at the rate of 2-3 tablespoons per day (taken anyway you want) and with the other anti-viral herbs, just use them in your cooking and foods as much as you possibly can!

So hopefully these tips help you and your dad out Brenda.

Good luck to you and all the best!


Troy (Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Health & Wellness Coach/Specialist)

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Dec 14, 2015
Trigeminal Neuralgia Response
by: Brenda

Thank you so much for answering the question about my dad's trigeminal neuralgia. We appreciate your time and insight.


Dec 15, 2015
by: Troy (Admin)

You're most welcome Brenda. Hope they help.

All the best to you.

Dec 26, 2015
Occipital Neuralgia
by: Bill

What about occipital neuralgia cures?

Dec 28, 2015
Reply for Bill
by: Troy (Admin)

These remedies will still help tremendously with occipital neuralgia Bill, particularly the magnesium and boron, which are both absolutely crucial for healthy nerve function and the health/regeneration of myelin sheath.

Hope this helps!

Sep 16, 2016
Trigeminal Neuralgia
by: Olga

I have followed these instructions for my TN, the Mesosilver and DSMO. I'm on my third week and so far nothing. But going to stay with it for a bit longer. I have TN pain everyday of my life, all day. I hope this will eventually help with continued use. Thank you

Sep 19, 2016
by: Troy

Hi Olga. Don't forget to utilize all of the recommendations listed for best results, not just the colloidal silver and DMSO. And remember, it will take at least 10-12 weeks for the full effects to be felt.

Good luck and all the best to you!

Oct 11, 2016
I found a cure that works for me
by: Pat

Hi Everyone, I have suffered with Trigeminal Neuralgia for the past five years. I had given up hope of ever being rid of this dreadful pain. My Doctor had prescribed just about everything to ease the pain, including anti-seizure drugs, which quite frankly, left me dizzy and legless. I decided to go to my local Health Food Store and they suggested I take 300mg of St. Johns Wort together with a B-Complex once a day. Within a week I was pain free!!!! I sooooo wish I had gone sooner. I have been pain free for about 4 months now and still take one tablet of each every day - no way do I want to suffer that pain ever again.
Hope this helps any fellow sufferers!

Oct 12, 2016
by: Troy

Wow, that's terrific Pat. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 15, 2016
by: Ron

Hi. This is slightly off subject but I am really interested in Borax/Boron. I live in Chile and have found a supplier of Borax. I am interested in making my own solution taken from the recipe found in The Borax Conspiracy. The only thing is I have been told that taking Borax can cause organ damage. Is this true? The reason I want to use this is for arthritis.

Oct 16, 2016
by: Troy

Hello Ron. Borax does not cause organ damage. As long as you stick to the recommended dosages, you'll be fine. I've been taking borax for the last 8 years (originally started for sore joints) and feel amazing for it. Wouldn't be without it now!

You should have a read of this article for more information on the TRUE benefits of borax... Borax Cures and Health Benefits - Earth Clinic.

Oct 28, 2016
Nerve injury
by: Isabel

Hi Troy,
Can a person that has injured the nerves of both arms use this same treatment? That injury was caused by trauma, so it's not viral.
Thanks a lot.

Oct 30, 2016
by: Troy

Not sure to be honest Isabel. Magnesium and boron should certainly help though as these are crucial for healthy nerve function. Vitamin D3 would also be helpful and works in conjunction with these two minerals as well.

This article may also help... Reverse Nerve Damage With This Safe, Effective Solution.

All the best to you. :)

Oct 31, 2016
Nerve injury
by: Isabel

Thank you Troy for your honest answer and valuable information.

Nov 26, 2016
Quick Fix For Neuralgia
by: Janet Fedorwisky

I was involved in a car crash when I was 16 years old, fracturing my scull. About a year after this I started suffering from neuralgia. I didn't tell anyone about the pain as it came on at night when everyone was in bed and after I had been asleep for about two hours. I used to creep downstairs and bathe my head using very hot water. I also used to sit with my face in front of the gas fire and the heat would literally burn away the pain. Pain killers never worked. This is the way I survived for many years. Then one day I found an old 'pocket doctor' book written back in 1903 that my mum had bought at a jumble sale. In that book I came across a description for neuralgia, which I had never heard of before but recognized the symptoms straight away. Now I at least had a name for what was wrong with me. When I was 42 years old I went to have acupuncture done. Amazingly, after the full course (five sessions) it had completely gone.
Hope this helps other sufferers.
Janet from Nottingham.

Nov 29, 2016
by: Troy

That's terrific Janet. Thanks for sharing your story with us. :)

Dec 29, 2016
B Complex??
by: Rachel

Thank you for this article! I'm ordering the products needed immediately! I was wondering what B complex you would suggest if someone wanted to add it to their regimen. Do you think it would be helpful? Thanks again!

Dec 29, 2016
by: Troy

Hi Rachel. The B group vitamins are extremely important for the health of the nerves, particularly B12. According to research presented at the 14th Congress of the International Headache Society, a B12 deficiency may actually be a contributing factor to facial neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia and peripheral neuropathy... Facial Neuralgia May Be Linked to Vitamin B12 Deficiency.

So yes, it would be a good idea to add a B complex supplement to your diet. This one is very good and reasonably priced... Nature's Bounty Super B-complex. Just remember to take it with a meal for full absorption.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you Rachel!

Dec 30, 2016
by: Ron

Hi Troy, been taking Borax now for a couple of weeks. You replied to my initial question in regards to organ damage and thanks for that. When you first started taking borax yourself did you experience any side effects or symptons, and if so what were they? If there are other symptoms you know of but have not experienced yourself could you let me know where I can find that information. Thanks in advance. Ron

Jan 03, 2017
by: Troy

Hi Ron. Apart from a little kidney pain for the first few days, I really didn't suffer any side effects as such. I was already taking magnesium and vitamin D so this would have helped. For more information on possible side effects from taking borax and how to avoid them, this post might be helpful... Borax Side Effects.

Hope it helps. :)

Feb 08, 2017
Thank you
by: Mary

Thank you!

Feb 10, 2017
Trigeminal neuralgia for 5 1/2 yrs
by: Kudu

Hi. I am a 34 yr old female and have been suffering from trigeminal neuralgia for 5 1/2 yrs now. I've been in constant pain on one side of my face during this time, along with an electric shock like pain above my upper lip roughly every 3 seconds. It's been horrible! I've had to live like this and drive to work every day always in pain (doc prescribed carbamazepine pills (tegretol) and they helped, but make me drowsy!) I lost 3 molars because of my TN and my dentist did lots of root canals. I never thought of looking for natural remedies coz my doc said the tegretol pills were the only solution. I was actually able to gradually reduce the amount of pills to take over the years until one day I was pain free. That was when I got pregnant and had my baby (doc had said not to get pregnant when on tegretol) but 2 months after the delivery my TN came back! Fortunately it was less intense than before but I'm still in pain and suffering as I'm writing this. I'm glad you guys wrote this article about natural remedies for TN. Going to try them out. Thank you.

Feb 15, 2017
Reply to Kudu
by: Troy

You're very welcome Kudu. Hope they help!

Feb 20, 2017
Can remedies suggested be used with medication?
by: Andy

Hi Troy. My daughter (age 16) has had Trigeminal Neuralgia for 5 years. The current medication she is using is Trileptal and Algofren, which helped with the pain initially but not anymore. Can she use the suggested remedies simultaneously with these drugs or should she stop taking them? Also, does her age make any difference? Can she still use the suggested remedies?
Thank you

Feb 21, 2017
Reply to Andy
by: Troy

Hi Andy. Firstly, yes, your daughter can certainly use all of these remedies - just halve the dosage amounts that are listed (except for the magnesium spray, which doesn't matter). Because she is taking some major drugs, I would recommend you work in conjunction with a health care professional such as a naturopathic physician. They will be able to advise you on whether to continue with the medication(s) or not. Unfortunately, I cannot advise you on this.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you. :)

Feb 25, 2017
Didn't Realize?
by: Sidney

I did not realize until this morning that the problems I have developed are probably TN. My first issue was waking up one morning about 3 months ago with a pain in my jaw and was unable to open my mouth without effort. Since I am 75, I assumed it was arthritis and tried to deal with it. Now about 2 weeks ago I woke up with sensitivity in my teeth. I had experienced this before, so, again, I tried to deal with it. Since neither have gotten better, I think about this often. Something reminded me of my grandparents talking about neuralgia and I decided to look up the symptoms. That's when everything fell into place! I already take B12 and a B Complex, but plan to add the St. John's Wort to my regimen. If that doesn't help, I'll keep trying the "home remedies" until I either get relief or exhaust the list. I detest having to add more man-made medicines and don't want surgery, so those things will be my absolute last resort. Thanks for all your good information.

Feb 27, 2017
by: Troy

Hi Sidney. Firstly, a sore lower jaw and teeth sensitivity can also be a sign of a heart problem, so it may be a good idea to get your heart checked out so you can rule that out if everything comes back okay. Now with the remedies listed above, they will work much better if you use them all in conjunction with each other, rather than trying each one one at a time. It's up to you of course what you decide, but if you want to get the most out of this, try combining them all together.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Mar 22, 2017
Ways to treat trigeminal neuralgia
by: Latoya

Wow!!! Thank you so much.I have trigeminal neuralgia and this was an eye-opener for me. I will begin to use these products as soon as possible. Thank you again!

Mar 22, 2017
by: Troy

You're very welcome Latoya. All the best to you!

Mar 25, 2017
Atypical Neuralgia
by: Shariff

Hello All, I have been diagnosed with Atypical trigeminal neuralgia very recently and am on tegatrol. I was searching for a cure of this disease and I am glad to find this article. Thank you to all who are contributing to this. Do these recommendations help for Atypical symptoms as well?

Mar 28, 2017
by: Troy (Admin)

Yes they sure do Shariff. Use them in combination with each other and you'll find yourself enjoying some welcome relief within 4-6 weeks.

All the best to you!

Mar 29, 2017
by: Rey

I think I may have TN and I was wondering if you could help me? I was watching a video about how to cure TN and it recommended that I take 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil twice a day. It is said to help with a potential virus in your body effecting the trigeminal nerve. Do you think it is wise to do this? I just want help, I have been taking fish oils and a b12 vitamin everyday for a about 3 months now to help with the pain but it doesn't seem to be working. Any answers would be much appreciated.

Apr 06, 2017
by: Troy

Lemongrass oil is terrific for helping to cleanse the body and stimulate digestion. Taking it on it's own, however, would not be enough. Our recommendation would be to use it in conjunction with the remedies listed above and you'll see some great improvement in your TN symptoms. Remember, these opinions are purely our own and you should consult your health care professional before considering any advice (we are required by law to put this in).

Hope this helps you Rey.

Good luck and all the best to you!

May 02, 2017
My Cure For Trigeminal Neuralgia
by: Anonymous

I've been taking 800mg of Ashwagandha organic root in capsule form twice daily, along with 2 magnesium capsules at 250mg each, a flaxseed capsule (good source of omega 3), a multivitamin capsule, turmeric extract and vitamin B12 chews everyday. It has helped so much that I'm now pain free!! If I ever feel any sensation after consuming these capsules I simply take more magnesium, along with getting sun whenever I can for vitamin D. I recommend to eat organic as much as possible as well. A bonus with eating organic is that your food will most likely have high amounts of boron in it and this mineral is extremely beneficial and much needed! :)

May 04, 2017
by: Troy

Nice one! Glad you found something that's working for you. Thanks for sharing! :)

May 19, 2017
Steroids and High blood pressure pills
by: Mandie

Hi Troy. Can you take these products while weaning off of steroids and taking blood pressure medication? I need so much relief.

May 19, 2017
by: Troy

All of these remedies are safe to take, however, you would still need to check with your health care professional first (we are required by law to tell you this). Interestingly, the magnesium, boron and many of the anti-viral herbs listed will actually help to lower and normalize your blood pressure.

Good luck and all the best to you Mandie!

May 26, 2017
by: Tiffany

Hi Troy. Your remedies sound great, but do you know of anyone being cured from these remedies. It would make me so happy to know.

May 26, 2017
by: Troy

Hi Tiffany. We've received lots of positive feedback from TN sufferers who've been using these remedies for a long period of time. Some say they have been completely cured while others say they have seen moderate improvement. This protocol is definitely not a silver bullet. At the very least it will improve your symptoms. By how much is difficult to say. The results do vary from person to person.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you! :)

May 27, 2017
Thanks for such an Optimistic Post!
by: Rahma

Thank you. Your optimistic words that the condition can be cured were very uplifting. I will be taking all of the steps at once! Thank you for your wonderful research. With Gratitude.

May 31, 2017
by: Troy

You're welcome Rahma. All the best!

May 31, 2017
My mother is suffing from TN
by: By tina

Hi, my mothers suffering from TN. I like the St John's Wort but she is on medication prescribed by her doctor - its name is Tegretol. I want to make sure that if shes taking the St Johns Wort does she have to stop her medicine in case there is a reaction?

May 31, 2017
Trigeminal neuralgia
by: Anonymous

Hi Troy, is it safe to take St John's Wort with medicines prescribed by my doctor?

Jun 01, 2017
by: Troy

Firstly, never go off any medications without first consulting with your health care professional. St John's Wort can interact with Tegretol (carbamazepine) and reduce it's effectiveness. It would be wise for you and your mom to discuss what you wish to do with your doctor or health care professional such as a naturopathic physician. :)

Jun 05, 2017
Tetanus Lockjaw
by: Charles Kafka

One of the commenters had symptoms more related to lockjaw than Trigeminal Neuralgia. For that I found just basically break your jaw open every morning. In a week it'll be gone and you'll be immune to tetanus lockjaw for life. I wouldn't use DMSO with colloidal silver, but mix it with a nervine (St Johns Wort or skullcap) and an anti inflammatory (such as black tea or turmeric) and apply topically to the gums.

Jul 14, 2017
Type 2 TN (TN2)
by: Cheryl

I have had TN2 (atypical) for over 2 1/2 years. I was on narcotic drugs and have recently retried Tegretal. I am having success with it but really want to get off of prescription drugs. I am interested in trying this alternative approach but am worried if there would be a drug interaction by starting the natural approach. I can't go off of prescription meds yet because the pain is too much without it.

Do you have any suggestions or warnings for people on prescription meds while starting this natural approach?

I have recently started a plant based diet and have already started having more energy. I want everything to be a healthy, natural approach. Thank you so much for this healthy, alternative approach. I hope that it will work for me.

Jul 16, 2017
by: Troy

The only one you would need to be mindful of is the St John's Wort. Check with your health care practitioner first before you consider taking this herb... Possible Interactions with: St. John's Wort. With the colloidal silver, stick with the true colloidal silver (Mesosilver) and you wont have any worries.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!

Jul 22, 2017
by: Wanda

Hi. I was diagnosed with TN in 2014 and have had the surgery - the nerve from the blood vessel to relief the pain. It may have worked for about a month. I'm still suffering with the pain and the medications don't help much. I'm at the ER maybe once or twice a month. I have ordered Biogetica and started that but still have pain. I am willing to try some natural alternatives, hoping that these will help with the pain.

Jul 28, 2017
TN symptoms
by: Barry

Hi Troy,

I think my wife has just started getting TN. The symptoms are all there and we have been to the hospital. They ran a CT which came up clear and have booked an MRI this week. Will this test be able to say for sure if it's TN - we are hoping it is just a chronic migraine. She has never had pain or a headache like this. Is it normal for TN to start at age 34? I would like to thank you and the readers for their comments and we are going to the health shop now as well to get some home remedies too.
Concerned Husband

Aug 03, 2017
Reply to Barry
by: Troy

Hi Barry. MRI's are fairly accurate (accompanied with an expert diagnosis of course). TN usually occurs in people over the age of 50. 34 is young. Let's hope it is just a severe headache or migraine.

Good luck and all the best to you and your wife. :)

Aug 24, 2017
Unsure if it's TN-holding it back w/supplements
by: Amy

Just recently started getting terrible pains in my left cheek, jaw, forehead, temple, ear and teeth. It is brought on by eating, hot or cold, talking, yawning. While it's going on, touching that side of my face only makes it worse! When it's not flared up, I have tingling and occasional jabbing pains or sensations on the cheek, temple, and jaw, but I can't pinpoint a hurting tooth at that time. I had a sinus infection too. I had sniffles, drainage and swollen glands, and got antibiotics, but it only got worse and more frequent, wave after wave of pain.
Doc then ordered an X-ray, and just recently told me there's no sign of chronic sinusitis.
In desperation I recently tried increasing my intake of fish/krill oil(1000 mg/day), vitamin D(600mg/day), zinc(30mg/day) and sublingual B12/folic acid(1000mcg/400mcg), since I'd read that those might help calm the nerves.
Within 24 hours, the pains had all reduced to about 20-30% of what they were. It's not gone, though, and if I skip a day it wants to come back! My left cheek always has a sore place now.
Doc is recommending I see a neurologist if it doesn't quiet down.
I don't want to be on the meds I've read about. They sound terrible! I'm also afraid to stop what seems to be helping, even if it's just long enough to see a neurologist and get diagnosed.
Does anyone know, assuming this is Trigeminal Neuralgia, if it could still be diagnosed while it's mostly held at bay with the supplements?

Aug 27, 2017
Reply to Amy
by: Troy

When you use natural remedies/supplements and they begin to treat the symptoms, this does make it much harder for the doctors to pinpoint the cause. But with that said, if your symptoms are improving why would you necessarily care about a diagnosis as such? You don't need to put a name to your symptoms. All you need to do is fix them, which it sounds like you are doing. What you are experiencing has much to do with nerve pain by the sounds of it. Don't forget to take lots of magnesium and boron too, these will make a big difference also.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you Amy!

Aug 28, 2017
I have found relief with supplements
by: Anonymous

I have atypical TN1&2. I've been following this article for about a year now and have tried so many different home remedies, but to no avail. I wanted to share with you what has worked for me. I'm a member of a trigeminal neuralgia Facebook support group and a lady in the group told the story of how dōTERRA lifelong vitality pack had helped her get completely pain-free. I tried it and it worked!! I take 3 pills 3x a day. It took a couple of weeks before I started to slowly see a decrease in pain. After about 2 months I had my first pain free day in a year. I've been pain free ever since and am completely off pharmaceutical meds. So, whatever you do, KEEP TRYING TILL YOU FIND SOMETHING THAT WORKS! Much love to you all!

Oct 02, 2017
I will try your remedy - after a week I hope it will eradicate the pain
by: Elizabeth Ederosas

I have a question... what kind of magnesium do I need to take and what is the mg's? How many weeks do I need to take the St. John's Wort for?

Oct 08, 2017
by: Anonymous

Can you do the colloidal silver with the St. John's wort and B-12 all together? Will the B12 pills work or should I look into B12 shots? SO HAPPY TO FIND THIS SITE!! Sorry for all the questions, trying to find best solution to get rid of the pain.

Oct 11, 2017
Reply to Elizabeth
by: Troy

If you go with oral magnesium then magnesium citrate is what you should take at a dosage of 400-500 mg's per day. The St John's Wort should be taken for at least 6 months. To get the most out of this protocol, you should consider using as many of the remedies as possible.

Hope this helps. :)

Oct 11, 2017
Reply to "Question" Comment
by: Troy

Yes, you can certainly do all three of these together. In fact, following all of the recommendations listed (or as many as you can) is what will give you the fastest and best long term relief. In regards to taking B12, the capsules work fine, however, B12 injections work even better! Because it's injected straight into the bloodstream it bypasses the liver so absorption is 100%. If you can find someone who does the injections then this would definitely be the better option.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Oct 24, 2017
Trigeminal neuralgia
by: Anonymous

Hi. First time I have found the courage to properly read anything about this condition. I really like that it is positive! I have been on Nortiptyline for about a year now - found it good! I think my symptoms are not helped by stress. I made a conscious effort to exercise regularly and found that really helped in many ways. I would love to be off the tablets so much! Will continue to follow this optimistic thread - thank you x

Nov 02, 2017
by: Troy

You're welcome. Hope it helps.

All the best!

Nov 12, 2017
Natural Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
by: Emily

My mother had been suffering the excruciating trigeminal neuralgia (TN) attacks for almost 30 years. She was given painkillers/steroids which help only a temporarily relief of her pain. She had also tried many traditional medications without much success. It was only recently that she was introduced to the below natural remedies that we have seen a vast improvement in the alleviation of her pain. Here's what worked for her...


2 cups of water
1 average sized White Radish (White Carrot)
2 slices of fresh Ginger (optional)

Steps :

1. Wash the white radish, cut into smaller pieces

2. Add 2 cups of water to a ceramic pot, close the lid, bring to boil

3. Switch off when liquid content is reduced from 2 cup to 1 cup size.

4. Drink this liquid between dinner time - 7pm to 8pm only

Note: For the elderly who experience discomfort due to the radish being a cooling vegetable, ginger slices can be added in step 2.

My mother has seen major improvement after only a few weeks. She can now comfortably chew on almond nuts too which she never was able to do for long periods of time. We would like to give thanks and hope to others by sharing this wonderful recipe. Hopefully, many other sufferers will benefit from this.

Nov 14, 2017
Reply to Emily
by: Troy

Glad you found something that worked for your mom Emily. Thank you for taking the time to share it here.

All the best!

Dec 12, 2017
by: Karen Morgan

Hi, I have been having TN attacks for 3 years now and am taking Magnesium, B vitamins and turmeric. The pain is now waking me up every night and I am screaming in pain. I have an MRI scan on 19th December. My doctor has put me on Tegrotol 400 mg a day and it’s making me unable to function. My work is being very good and sent me home yesterday for a week. I am so scared - I only got remarried in May and my poor husband is so worried about me I feel I am letting him down, let alone my 2 daughters who are worried sick - I live in Bristol. Please can anyone advise? I have a neurologist appointment on the 15th Feb - am scared I might lose my job by then! I am so so tired.

Dec 20, 2017
Reply to Karen
by: Troy

Hi Karen. Firstly, you must do your best to not stress and worry (not easy I know) as this is not helping. Secondly, while the magnesium, B vitamins and turmeric are a good start, you need much more than these if you want to get your TN under control. Be sure to follow every recommendation listed above. With the magnesium, either use a transdermal magnesium spray (the best) or magnesium citrate if you still want to take it orally. A terrific supplement called Natural Calm (Natural Vitality) Magnesium Drink (just Google it) is excellent. Make sure you also take boron (Borax) as per the recommendation above and vitamin D at 3000 IU's a day or else your body will not absorb the magnesium. The boron and vitamin D will also help with your TN. The turmeric must also be taken with black pepper and a healthy fat such as organic coconut oil for absorbability or it wont be effective either. Try and go with the high strength turmeric extract capsules as these are extremely good and very potent.

Hope this helps you out Karen.

All the best to you!

Feb 01, 2018
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
by: Anonymous

Can you advise as to whether the supplements you suggest will help with the above?

Feb 02, 2018
by: Troy

Most definitely, particularly the magnesium and boron supplementation (along with vitamin D). Organic wheat grass powder & unsulphured black strap molasses can also benefit someone with this condition.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Feb 02, 2018
CS not for me
by: Maggie

Have been dealing with TN for five years, four months and am missing work today for an episode in its third day. I have refused all meds doctors offered, have been on high dosage of D3 and magnesium as well as flax seed oil and coconut oil. I eat religiously healthy, including large amounts of cayenne. Mesosilver did not work for me, but then, no two people are alike. I will research Borax further. Thank you for maintaining this site. Always a blessing to connect with others who can understand.

Feb 12, 2018
Trigeminal Neuralgia - Need Relief
by: Anonymous

Hi, I had a tooth pulled over 4 years ago on the left side. The dentist did some damage where he had to push my jaw back down (thinking my nerve was damaged) and somehow broke it. I've had pain ever since. I went back to the dentist and he couldn't figure out why I was still hurting. I went to a different dentist and a specialist and even an ear doctor as it was causing ear pain and I would hear ringing in my ear as well as some loss of hearing. I would be up crying almost every night. I Googled my symptoms, which were and still are lower jaw pain going up the left side to my ear and headaches. The pain is unbearable most times. I have taken gabapentin 300 mg's 3 times a day which didn't help so I've had to ween off this. I've had times where I can sleep fine but they are few and far between. I sleep sitting up because it hurts more when I lie down. My initial symptoms were hurting when I ate, drank anything cold (I drank warm water), talking, letting anything cold hit my face (I live in Colorado so winters are rough on me). It even hurts to touch the left side of my face. I call going to brush my teeth torture because it hurts so bad, even my own saliva hurts it. Some symptoms have gotten a little better now. With the pain on my face I get a pain on my tongue just to the left side. It is a fairly new pain. I have found if I have any type of cut in my mouth it hurts worse, like when I accidentally bite my cheek. It's almost 2am here and the pain is so bad. My question is do you think any of these would help me since it was caused by trauma to the nerve.

Feb 15, 2018
by: Troy

To be honest, I'm not sure. However, there is no harm in trying them. Each remedy is safe to take and use. The magnesium and boron (borax) in particular should help as these two minerals are crucial for the health of nerve fibers. In addition to these, take a vitamin D3 supplement at a 5000IU daily dose for extra benefit and to help with the absorption of the magnesium and boron. Be sure to allow at least 3-4 weeks for the beneficial effects to kick in.

I think you'll find these will give you relief.

Good luck and all the best to you! :)

Feb 19, 2018
How long approximately will it take to work
by: Anonymous

I stopped the borax because it made me nauseous. Taking the St johns, Colloidal Silver and DMSO, Colloidal Silver, b12, multi b vitamin, d3 and the spray. Nothing yet. Was curious how long it may take to see results.

Also I recently had taken levaquin which I think further irrated the nerve situation. I have numbing on both sides of my head, jaw, lips and under eyes.

I need to cut out coffee and start to eat really clean. So with that said, what would the timing to start seeing results.

Thank you in advance and God bless everyone on this site.

Feb 24, 2018
Glad I’m Not alone
by: June

I am in remission with lymphoma, had my chemo and radiation, now I am suffering with this Trigeminal, don’t understand why it triggers at night when I am sleeping, pain and numbness wakes me up. Interesting to take D3 and black strap molasses.

Feb 26, 2018
How long would it take to see results
by: John

Thank you to everyone for the contributions and suggestions.

How long would it take to see results or relief. I have been using all of the above products for a week now. Have numbing all over my face, lips and pain on both sides of the head.

Of course, doctor wants me to take medication which I do not want to do.

Feb 27, 2018
Reply to "How long approximately will it take to work" Comment
by: Troy

It will take anywhere between 3 and 6 months for the full effects and benefits to be felt. This is not a quick fix, but it is a long term fix. With the borax, if it made you feel nauseous then a good option is to start off on a very low dosage, then slowly increase the amount over several weeks and even months. Borax (boron) can have a strong cleansing (detoxing) reaction on the body so beginning slowly can help overcome this.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Feb 27, 2018
Reply to John
by: Troy

You will need anywhere from 3 up to 6 months John until the full effects and benefits are felt. You have to give the foods and supplements time to get into your system and start working. :)

Feb 27, 2018
Switching off medications
by: Michael

Hello, & thank you for all the useful information.

I have suffered from TMJ & now TN for over twelve years. The only relief I have found is a combination of Carbazepine 400 Mg & Gabapentin 600Mg.
Do you have suggestions for weaning myself off these medications & the safe way to transition into more natural remedies.

Thank you,

Feb 28, 2018
Oil pulling
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever tried consistent oil pulling with organic sesame oil, 20 min/day? Sesame oil is known for its anti inflammatory properties and significant amounts of calcium. Have read that daily use for as little as a week offers substantial pain relief.

Mar 08, 2018
Reply to Michael
by: Troy

Hi Michael. Unfortunately, we can't give you medical advice. Begin using the recommendations listed above and work in conjunction with a health care professional. They can give you the best advice and help wean you from your medications safely.

Good luck and all the best to you!

Mar 24, 2018
Trigeminal Neuralgia
by: Kathleen

Thank you for your article. I have had trigeminal neuralgia for about 10 years now and am glad to discover that it's caused by a virus. I take meds but will be looking into these ideas to help treat the pain naturally.

Apr 07, 2018
I Now Have Hope
by: Wanda

Hello. I'm brand new to this condition. My pain started a week ago with severe pain in my right jaw, like the feeling of a toothache. This pain hit me every night for about 6 nights until I finally went to the dentist to see if there was anything there. Nothing. Finally, the night of the same day I went to the dentist, the pain hit again and lasted ALL NIGHT LONG. I was in so much pain I went to the ER and was told there that it sounded like TN. I'm almost at the end of a 6-day course of Prednisone but really need to know where to go from here. I still plan to see my PCP as a follow up to the ER visit, but I'm much more interested in knowing natural ways of dealing with this issue. My symptoms are to the "T" of how the TN pain is described. Because of my work schedule, it seems like it might be more feasible for me to do the St. John's Wort & Cayenne. Can you tell me what milligrams of St. John's Wort to take? No other medical website has mentioned anything about the possible virus connection. AMAZING. Thank you so much for this information.

Apr 08, 2018
Supposedly TN with acute cervical condition
by: Goel

One day I suddenly felt acute stiffening on the left side of my face with my left jaw locking at times. I also found myself with a burning and tingling sensation above my upper lip which has now extended to a stretching nerve sensation behind my left ear and nerve pain on the left side of my skull, along with alot of fatigue, neck stiffness, stiff left collar and shoulder and heaviness on my upper left arm with stabbing pain on my left forearm bone and near the thumb area of my left palm. Earlier I thought it was a heart problem and I got my EKG done and there were some non significant changes detected. And to double confirm I got my 2D Echo and TMT (Stress test) done and all came back normal. The cardiologist ruled out cardiac issues and asked me to consult a neurologist. This was one and a half months back and I have been on some Ayurvedic powders and palsinuron capsules and antacids as I have a lot of loud belching and heartburn too in addition to all my pains detailed above. Doctor says I have a nerve compression on my neck region owing to which I feel lightheaded and dis-balanced at times. I also feel left body heaviness and neck and back stiffening owing to my cervical condition. What I've read regarding the above remedy is magical and I'm confident this will help me with my TN condition and offer me relief. I am so grateful and thankful to the almighty for sending me to this page.

Apr 09, 2018
by: Farida

First of all thanks a lot for your article on this. I'm from Chennai and have also been suffering from TN for the past few years. At present I'm taking a homeopathic treatment. Some remedies mentioned in your article like the silver, DMSO and magnesium are difficult to find here. Can you please guide me on where to get these remedies from? Much obliged.

I wish all the drs. here will c this article n treat accordingly.
Thanking you again with warm regards

Apr 18, 2018
Reply to Wanda
by: Troy

Hi Wanda. The dosage for St John's Wort is between 1000 and 1800 milligrams per day taken in divided amounts. The more you can break up the dosage throughout the day the better.

Hope this helps.

Good luck and all the best to you!

Apr 18, 2018
Reply to Farida
by: Troy

The best place to start Farida would be either Amazon India... or eBay. You could also do a local search online or visit your nearest health food retailer. They should be able to help you.

Good luck and all the best!

May 01, 2018
Trigeminal fix
by: Monica

I have had TN for about 3 years. Last month the pain returned to the worst unbearable pain ever. I haven't been on any medications, just using a few natural supplements. The pain got so bad it came every two minutes, lasting one full minute, and was excruciating from 10:00pm to 7am. No sleep was possible!
I searched online for help for TN and found something called Painshield. It's a device that you apply to the part of your face where the pain is and there are ultrasonic waves that are delivered every 30 mins overnight for 7 hours, while you sleep. After doing it just one night I was PAIN FREE! I just ate my first meal with No pain. I also take B complex and B12, omega3's and Vitamin D. The Painshield is expensive, but I don't think there's anything out there that's all natural and comes with no side affects that can give you remission this fast. Because I have multiple sclerosis I'm told the pain will return. When it does, I'll just use this device again.

May 03, 2018
Desperately seeking a TN remedy
by: Anonymous

I’ve seen 5 dentists for almost a year now because I thought at first this pain was due to a toothache. I didn’t know that this was TN and as such, I’ve taken a lot of wrong medications. I’ve decided to try acupuncture lately and I have not felt any improvement yet. I will definitely try everything that is mentioned here. I wonder where can I get this Painshield? Is it available online? How expensive is it? Please help.

May 11, 2018
by: Troy

You can check out the PainShield device here... PainShield by NanoVibronix.

Hope it helps. :)

Jun 25, 2018
Trigeminal Neuralgia (pain over left eye)
by: Marie

Hi. I have been reading all of the entries here with interest. I feel for everyone here that's for sure. What a horrid condition to have. My doctor told me last week I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. I have been getting pain attacks over my left eye for at least five years. At first the attacks were every few months, now I get three or four a week. It always affects only the area over my left eye. The pain is unbearable, I can't move a muscle or speak until it passes. Has anyone else just had the pain over their eye? A few weeks ago my left eye started to water a lot and now it waters daily. I'm wondering if it is related. So far I am not sure what course of action to take. I am interested in these natural approaches that's for sure. I am waiting to find out when my MRI is. Any help or insights would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Marie.

Jul 02, 2018
by: Mabby

Turmeric in any form will greatly help your dad and he will feel relieved right away from the pain. My Dad has the same case as your father and he tried all sorts of medicines, but nothing worked. Only turmeric helped him. Hope your dad will try it too and it helps.

Jul 04, 2018
Reply to Marie
by: Troy

Hi Marie. TN is a nerve problem/disorder. Because your eyes and the area around your eyes are full of nerves, this can certainly cause the pain in these areas. Remember, a lot of research into TN is pointing to the fact that trigeminal neuralgia is caused by a virus, namely herpes zoster (shingles)... Herpes Zoster of the Trigeminal Third Branch. Along with supplementing with magnesium and the other recommendations listed above, getting rid of the virus must also be a top priority... Natural Cure for Shingles. Have you ever been tested for herpes HSV 1 or 2? Obviously it would be a good idea to wait for your MRI results first just to be sure the problem is not something else before deciding on what course of action to take.

Hope this helps.

Good luck and all the best to you! :)

Aug 29, 2018
Magnesium/DMSO Facial Rinse
by: Anonymous

I have suffered with TN for over 40 years. I don’t know if it can be cured, but I do know that magnesium oil and DMSO works to stop the stabbing facial pains. I cup my hand and spray it with the magnesium oil then add a few drops of DMSO and massage this into my face. It stops the pain almost immediately. I’m already taking turmeric, borax, B complex, B12, Vitamin D and Krill oil. I stopped all the synthetic meds and only use the prescribed pain meds if I'm desperate. The Supplements help more than the meds and my blood pressure has been lowered as well.

Sep 25, 2018
Reply to "Magnesium/DMSO Facial Rinse" Comment
by: Troy

Nice one. Glad you found something that's working for you. And thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

All the best!

Jun 09, 2019
Trigeminal neuralgia
by: Anonymous

Re: Colloidal silver and DMSO. How do you soak a rag in less than 2 tsps of liquid?

Jun 17, 2019
by: Troy

Add just enough water to the mixture to be able to soak/cover the cloth. :)

Aug 13, 2020
by: Anonymous

I had TN for some 5 years now (also called Neuropathies Orofacial Pain).

I tried palmitoylethanolamide or PEA.

Bought it at a local compounding chemist.

Non stop debilitating pain of 3 years totally gone within the first 2 hours!

Oct 07, 2020
by: Troy

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! 😊

Nov 29, 2020
Dmso & Magnesium Oil
by: Anonymous

Is using DSMO directly on your face with the magnesium oil still ok? Has there been any updates to any of the suggestions that you have provided that I should consider?

Dec 07, 2020
by: Troy

All of the treatments listed work extremely well. When using the DMSO and magnesium oil be sure to follow the guidelines provided in the "Magnesium/DMSO Rinse" post.

Good luck and all the best to you! 😊

Mar 21, 2021
by: Gary

Hi. I suffer with trigeminal neuralgia and will be taking the steps you have suggested, my wife is suffering with fibromyalgia. Do you think any of these steps would help her?

Apr 19, 2021
Reply to Gary
by: Troy

Hi Gary. Yes, these recommendations will certainly help your wife. I would also recommend having a read of this recent Q&A we did on fibromyalgia remedies for more tips and information... Best Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia.

Hope it helps.

Good luck and all the best to you!

Aug 16, 2021
Homeopathy Neuralgia be Gone
by: Violet

Hi there,
My 80yr old mother has suffered from trigeminal neuralgia since 2007. I have taken her to every possible place for help... dentists, x rays, specialists, dental hygienist, doctors, hospitals, to no avail. Until finally a friend of mine whose mother was practising in Homeopathy (natural remedies) recommended I go and see the practitioner she sees. Bingo! Within about 2 months the pain has completely gone. She did go see him about 2yrs ago then when she ran out of remedies didn't go back. It came back again until now so I just make sure she takes the remedies even though there is no more pain.

Aug 27, 2021
St. John's Wort
by: Tammy

I'm glad to get this information for my sister who is suffering from TN. I have a question on St John's Wort? Is is recommended as an anti-viral herb? I thought St John's Wort was for an anxiety disorder. Does it also work to kill viruses? If so, does it work for other viruses like Epstein Barr Virus and Cytomegalo Virus? Thank you!

Aug 31, 2021
Reply to Violet
by: Troy

Glad your mum found something(s) that worked and is natural. All the best! :)

Aug 31, 2021
Reply to Tammy
by: Troy

Hi Tammy. St John's Wort is used for treating anxiety issues and it's also a very powerful anti bacterial and antiviral agent! So yes, it helps with virtually all viral infections. You can also have a read of our Q&A on Epstein Barr remedies for more tips here if you're interested... Best Natural Remedy for Epstein Barr.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!

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