Trigeminal neuralgia is sometimes described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity. It is characterized by severe and acute pain, usually located unilaterally in the lower jaw and side of the face, but can also occur in the upper jaw, the area around the nose or the temple, forehead and eye. This intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain is caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve

This excruciating pain can recur several times a day and be triggered by movements such as talking and chewing or smiling.

How is trigeminal neuralgia managed?

Although trigeminal neuralgia cannot always be cured, there are treatments available to alleviate the debilitating pain.

The National Institutes of Health have recognized acupuncture as a scientific therapeutic approach with an effective ability to relieve pain. Acupuncture is an extremely effective and safe method for treating trigeminal neuralgia.

Advantages of acupuncture:

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  • Absence of side effects.
  • Patients notice significant pain relief with regular treatments.
  • Partial relief may be experienced even after the first session.
  • The analgesic effect of acupuncture is due to increased levels of mediators, including endorphin, encephalin and serotonin, in the plasma and brain tissue.


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