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Q: Will acupuncture work for trigeminal neuralgia pain management?

A: According to Chinese Medicine, trigeminal neuralgia is most commonly caused by an invasion of external of Wind and Heat that blocks the flow of Qi and blood in the channels. (It can also be a symptom of Liver and Stomach Heat rising upwards, Kidney Yin Deficiency, and some other diagnosis)

Principle points used run along the trigeminal nerve on the face. Supplementary points are on the body.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain. Your acupuncturist will have to look at the the specific signs and symptoms of your condition as well as the state of your overall health to determine if Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you.  Each case is unique and it would be difficult to determine your Chinese medical diagnosis or treatment plan without a full assessment.  Please contact several licensed acupuncturists in your area for a consultation to find the best practitioner for you.

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