I want to tell you about the most amazing 3 hr doctor visit I had with Dr. Li Jin, a Neuroscientist in So. California back in Sept 2016 on the last day I had an attack. I met with him on Sept 8, 2016, for 3 hours! Most amazing doctor visit ever. He has a 90% success rate with the military and in treating PTSD and hopefully in the VA soon with his successful statistics. Also, chemical dependency, stroke victims (one who was paralyzed chest down), and a little lower rate with autistic kids. Truly changing the face of Neurology. He cured his 80 yr father of TN just prior to when I called him out of desperation. He hasn't taken on TN patients yet because they have not come his way. That's why he liked me because another feather in his cap he can cure. Furthermore, he is backed by USC Center for Neurorestoration and Hoag Hospital Neurology, UCLA, and owns the Brain Treatment Center in Newport Beach and has locations around the world. His credentials go on and on.....
He scanned my brain and gave me a mild treatment to give me an idea what it entails. Without me saying a word, he asked about my sleep. I said it's great until my wife chimed in and described my breathing and saying she thinks I have sleep apnea. He then said I bet if I gave you a memory test, you would fail. I said my memory is horrible at 54 yrs old that he doesn't need to test that. He said sleep apnea is so bad for the brain that is causes so many things. He basically said my brain is not resting. My body is, but my brain isn't so it's working 24/7. He wanted me to get tested and get the cpac sleep machine and try that for a month. Also, to get morning sunlight for an hour (without sunglasses). He wanted me to get outside for an hour in the morning because it produces melatonin, among other good things for the brain. He said my brain score was lower than normal. He showed my brain colors compared to a healthy brain and it was quite different. He thinks these things might be causing the trigeminal nerve to have these episodes. Get the brain healthy, then we all feel my odds get much better in getting rid of TN. If I am still having them, then he said to come into his office for 5 treatments and see what happens from there. I have not been back since.
It's amazing how my current neurologist has never looked at these issues or run a scan!! They throw drugs at it and if that doesn't work, then surgery. He mentioned how Neurosurgeons love what he's doing and using it for themselves. The drug companies will not be happy about this! This shakes up the whole medical industry! If you can eliminate drugs and have non-invasive treatments?!
One quick tip he taught me about was blue light rays. Google it and download Blue Light filter on your computer and phone.
You can read more about Dr. Jin and what his office does here- https://www.bhlfoundation.org/team