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A 65 year old male presented with Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Chronic headache is more on the right side of the face.
Nature of pain: Episodic frequently in recent years. She had severe headaches without any relief except if she took medication(carbamazepine and gabapentin).
Because of the sedative effect of anticonvulsants, the patient remained drowsy for the entire day. The family members were very disturbed as he was not able to eat properly and it affected his social life as well. He decided to seek out Ayurvedic therapy/
K/C/O: Hypertension HTN (on Rx)
Non Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
History of Chronic Constipation
We designed treatment so that we can work on planning to relieve him from constipation with the following medications:
Cow urine processed herbal formulations
We personalized teh treatment and medicines according to doshas,dhatavas and malas.
Cow ghee nasya (nasal instillation of medicated cow ghee drops)
Gluten free carb with average fat proteins
Exercise + Yoga:
Yoga & Sheetali Pranayama
In the first 3 weeks, he got relief from constipation with regular bowel movements. He got relief from recurrent headaches as he had few moments of headache with low intensity.
After 3 months of Ayurvedic therapies, he was off his medication on gabapentin and carbamazepine as he stopped getting recurring headaches.
We suggested Ayurvedic medication for a few more months with proper diet,yoga,pranayam (and off anticonvulsants and their side effects).