Acupuncture treatment in trigeminal neuralgia

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2019) Acupuncture treatment in trigeminal neuralgia. International Journal of Current Multidisciplinary Studies, 5 (10). pp. 1123-1124.

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Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic condition involving a trigeminal nerve disorder. Trigeminal
neuralgia causes intense facial pain, around the eyes,lips, nose and ears and most often in the
area of lower face and jaw.The most common causes for trigeminal neuralgia ar
pressure by blood vessels to the root of the trigeminal nerve and exposure to wind. By the
terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) trigeminal neuralgia can be caused by: wind
cold invasion, liver/stomach fire and yin deficiency. The main TCM
neuralgia is acupuncture. In the study are included 14 patients, 7 male and 7 female, on age
from 24 to 93, all treated for trigeminal neuralgia with fire
are done on the Ashi i.e. trigger points on the most affected areas on the face. Most usually
treated points are BL2 (Cuanzhu), LI20 (Yiangxiang) and ST8 (Touwei). In all treated
patients is achieved positive effect with total pain relief and removing the symptoms. Most
patients have done 1-5 treatments. Most common age group is >60 years. Most affected is the
right side of the face in the patients. As a treatment for trigeminal neuralgia, the acupuncture
can give very positive and satisfying results, thereby reducing the pain in the face, ears, head,
jaw and eyes, loosening the muscles, facilitating the movements in the joints, the speaking
and chewing the food.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 12:29
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 12:29

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