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HOMEOPATHY
Alternative Treatments for Facial Neuralgias

Disclaimer.  

Links to homeopathic sites giving definition, history, and philosophy of homeopathy, frequently asked questions, and related information.

Introduction

Traditional homeopathic medicine treats the whole person. Allopathic medicine (traditional Western medicine) treats the disease or the symptoms of the disease. Non-traditional homeopathic medicine uses remedies for specific ailments that use the shotgun approach, that is, a variety of remedies is included and, hopefully, one of them works. This is a non-traditional approach but it has been reported anecdotally to be effective. Because there is no scientific explanation of how and why homeopathic remedies work, the medical establishment in the United States does not regard homeopathy as a viable medical alternative. "It may work sometimes but so do placebos," will often be the response of the allopathic practitioner. Homeopathy has a better reputation in Great Britain and Europe. Those of you who want to evaluate the information and decide for yourselves can use the links below to help you do so.

No specific information regarding homeopathic remedies available for Trigeminal Neuralgia or reducing the pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia is available in the links below at this time. As mentioned above, that isn't the way traditional homeopathy works. Instead, a traditional homeopathic practitioner would attempt to alleviate the pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia by treating the whole person and strengthening the body's ability to heal itself.


Links

Introduction to Homeopathy.
This page, authored by Dana Ullman, a respected educator in the homeopathic field, gives general background information, history, and FAQs. Also, it links with other resources.

Homeopathy Homepage.
Links to resources, FAQ's, newsgroups, mailing lists, a reference library and Homeopathy Online, an online newsletter.

Homeopathy Articles.
Articles containing general information, remedies for specific problems plus resources for more information.

Homeopathy: Natural Medicine for the 21st Century.
Short selections giving general information. The site is authored by the National Center for Homeopathy and links with the home page

Scientific Evidence for Homeopathic Medicine.
This site summarizes research into various homeopathic remedies. References are given. Many of the articles are from the Homeopathic Journal. No claims are made here for the scientific accuracy of this research.

Homeopathy: A Position Statement by the National Council Against Health Fraud.
A long paper presenting the common arguments against the practice of homeopathy.

Skeptic's Dictionary Homeopathy


Experiences

If you have tried homeopathic remedies to relieve the pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia or to overcome Trigeminal Neuralgia and would like to share your experience with others we would welcome your e-mailing us your story. We will be happy to add it to the appropriate section below.

Positive experiences

Before treatment "I was so weak, I could barely manage to crawl from one chair to another." After a combination of treatments (surgery, homeopathic remedies, and nutritional supplements), "I was ready to go back to work, . . . and start playing soccer again."

Negative experiences

"Two remedies, Calc. Phos. and Hypericum Perf., prescribed by my homeopathic doctor did not alleviate the Trigeminal Neuralgia pain."

 

Mixed experiences

None yet

 

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