Self Treatment For Trigeminal Neuralgia

Case was presented where deep breathing was found to abort TN episodes with hope that others would try it and maybe report if it was effective.

Pain Med. 2010 Nov 18. in press
Deep Breathing Treatment for Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Huang J  no abstract

  • 60 year old lady with V@ midface lancinating jabs lasting 1 minute – 10/10 pain level – triggered by eating
  • Breathing technique – deep, slowly inhalation through the nose, followed by exhalation through¬† mouth
  • Pain quickly dropped to 3/10 and disappears after 3 days

Comment -subject could have been lucky – but if you have TN – try it and let me know if it helps – I will pass it on to author

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One Response to Self Treatment For Trigeminal Neuralgia

  1. elaine pearson says:

    I had an attack of TN after eating something hot. I tried deep breathing and the pain quickly subsided. I think it works!

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