Meeting Held on 5th August

Guest Speaker Our guest speaker on Saturday 5 August was Dr Nicholas Cooke from the Painless Clinic. Members were most appreciative and enjoyed a very enlightening presentation and discussion relating to the persistent pain of classical and atypical TN, the importance of a correct diagnosis and the various treatments and procedures available to help alleviate and manage this ghastly pain. He showed us some valuable guidelines on how to successfully rewire pain by adopting a sensible and healthy lifestyle approach.  It gave many of us hope that we might work on an alternative solution other than going down the…

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Email from Dr Ryan Kennedy

Interesting follow up on his treatment for Antonietta’s TN.  Sympathetic Dominance Antonietta asked me to send you an email to better explain her treatment and why it is working for her. I saw her today and she is now 3 weeks pain free! When I spoke to your group, we talked about the implications subluxation (lack of spinal joint movement) has on afferent and efferent nerve transmission. Essentially, does the brain receive the correct or incorrect information allowing it to construct the most appropriate physiological response for the body. Since speaking with you, I have done further training in…

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Guest Speaker – Perth 11 October

Occupational Therapist  Jess Press, from Health Central will talk with us about the importance of keeping jaw muscles relaxed especially in the case of Trigeminal Neuralgia sufferers.  She will also be dealing with clenching of the jaw and grinding teeth.  This promises to be a most interesting, helpful and informative talk which will probably be of great benefit to everyone, so do try and make it if you can. 

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Low Saturated Fat Diet

This recently discovered unique food plan has been very successful in stopping TN pain. It has only one requirement, limiting saturated fat (SF) to 10 grams a day. All fats are saturated or unsaturated. Unsaturated fats are very healthy, but mounting evidence points to the excessive SF in the American diet as adversely affecting our health. This fat is typically a solid at room temperature. Examples are: lard, bacon, butter, red meat, shortening, whole milk, cheese, yoghurt, ice cream, and almost all pastry. Nuts, coconut, and avocados are considered very healthy, but they’re also high in SF and must…

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Low Saturated Fat Diet

Read how this very easy and sensible diet can make a difference. Frank Sherwood from a Detroit and a Professor of Neurology have done a study on the treatment of TN with keeping your saturated fats to 10 grams per day. More info in the June and August Newsletters.

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TN Survey

We benefit enormously from research done by TNA in the US. They are conducting a survey which deals with the many aspects of TN and its treatments and we decided it best to let members know how to access the form or send it out with the newsletter. We feel it is important for us to take part in this survey and support and assist with any research TNA are doing. Please try and complete the survey and send it to TNA or The Support Group will forward it on. You can download the survey from TN USA by clicking here.

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