Homeopathy 2007; 96(02): 82-86
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2007.02.006
Original Paper
Copyright © The Faculty of Homeopathy 2007

Individualized homeopathic treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: an observational study

Y.N. Mojaver
1  Department of Oral Medicine, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Dental School, Rafsanjan, Iran
,
F. Mosavi
2  Department of Oral Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dental School, Tehran, Iran
,
A. Mazaherinezhad
3  Medical Homeopath, Member of Iranian Homeopathy Association (IHA), Iran
,
A. Shahrdar
3  Medical Homeopath, Member of Iranian Homeopathy Association (IHA), Iran
,
K. Manshaee
4  Department of Orthodontics, Rafsanjan University of Medical Science, Dental School, Rafsanjan, Iran
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Further Information

Publication History

Received30 November 2006
revised27 January 2007

accepted31 January 2007

Publication Date:
21 December 2017 (online)

Abstract

Objective To evaluate individualized classical homeopathy in the treatment of idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN)

Method 15 patients with physician-confirmed trigeminal neuralgia were treated with homeopathy. Patients received individualized homeopathic medicines as oral liquid 30C once per month and were followed-up at the end of first, second, third and fourth month. Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used for the evaluation of pain intensity and descriptive criteria were used for evaluation of attack frequency.

Result All 15 patients completed treatment. The results for both the reduction of pain intensity and attack frequency were statistically significant (P<0.001) during the four-month evaluation. We observed overall reductions of more than 60% in pain intensity using homeopathic treatment.

Conclusion The results suggest that homeopathic treatment is an effective and safe method in the treatment of ITN.