Acupuncture For Relieve or Cure Trigeminal Neuralgia

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments | 495 views

Acupuncture Relieve or Cure Trigeminal Neuralgia,Below you will find some of the more common tcm diagnoses and acupuncture treatment protocols for trigeminal neuralgia. There are many ways to treat this condition with Eastern Medicine and our presentation is only one of many possible options.

The trigeminal nerve has 3 branches which come out around the taiyang area of the face. In trigeminal neuralgia the pain can be quite severe with an electrical or burning sensation

  • Etiology & Pathology:
    1. Exterior - Wind-Cold Invasion
    2. Interior - LV/ST Fire
    3. Interior - Yin Deficiency w/empty fire rising
  • Differentiation:
    • Wind-Cold Invasion
      • Signs & Symptoms:
        • Acute onset, severe pain for a few seconds to a few minutes several times/day
        • Exterior signs, runny nose, tearing
        • Tongue: Thin white coat
        • Pulse: Tight, floating
      • Treatment Points: (see below)
    • LV/ST Fire
      • Signs & Symptoms:
        • Severe pain w/irritability
        • Internal heat signs, thirst, constipation
        • Tongue: Yellow, dry coat
        • Pulse: Wiry
      • Treatment Points: (see below)
    • Yin Deficiency w/empty heat rising
      • Signs & Symptoms:
        • Pain is more insidious, gradual, comes and goes, mallar flush, soreness in lumbar area
        • Tongue: Red w/no coat
        • Pulse: Thin, fast
      • Treatment Points: (see below)
    • Treatment Points:
      • For pain in the supraorbital region:
        • Local:
        • Taiyang
        • GB-14
        • UB-2
        • Distal:
        • TH-5
        • LI-4
      • For pain in the maxillary region:
        • Local:
        • ST-2
        • SI-18
        • LI-20
        • Distal:
        • LI-4
      • For pain in the mandibular region:
        • Local:
        • ST-6
        • ST-7
        • Extra point 1 cun lateral to CV-24
        • Distal:
        • LI-4
      • Wind-Cold
        • Add GB-20
      • LV/ST Fire
        • Add LV-3, possibly LV-2
        • ST-44
      • Yin Deficiency

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were consulted within this section:

  • St. John, Meredith: New England School of Acupuncture, Etiology and Pathology Lecture Notes
  • Valaskatgis, Peter: New England School of Acupuncture, Etiology and Pathology Lecture Notes


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