Trigeminal Neuralgia - What is it?
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition with painful sensations that affects the trigeminal nerve. The Trigeminal nerve is a part of the nervous system which branches out along each eye, cheek, and upper and lower jaws. This nerve sends sensations from your face to your brain.
Trigeminal Neuralgia may feel like a sudden, sharp, shooting pain on either side of your face feeling somewhat like an electric shock, and often the symptoms are the following:
Trigeminal Neuralgia - Acupuncture
The pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia could cause fear, headaches and even depression in your daily life. Acupuncture is one of the most effective routes that work as a natural way to relieve pain by calming down the nerves.
The following case study cited from the National Library of Medicine describes a case of a woman who had suffered from Trigeminal Neuralgia pain. After six weeks of acupuncture treatment, she was free of pain after suffering from the condition for 25 years.
Moreover, further research studies indicate that acupuncture is more effective for pain management of Trigeminal Neuralgia than medication or surgery with fewer effects.