Did You Know Acupuncture Can Help With Trigeminal Neuralgia?

16Feb
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At the Art of Facial rejuvenation, our medical professionals cater to all needs, ranging from aesthetic concerns to physical pain and discomfort. We understand the traumatic impact living with pain has on our patient’s lives. In cases of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) this pain tends to be localized on the area of the face, receiving painful electric, stabbing sensation, and as a result, contact with the face, regardless of how light, can be painful.

Our medical professionals offer acupuncture for this specific condition which tends to be highly effective in reducing the sensation of pain, and we are here to provide you with further information on this natural procedure.

What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition that impacts the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve is responsible for the transmission of sensation from your face to your brain. Due to the condition, mild touch on the face – resulting from any stimulant – triggers a sensation of pain. This sensation tends to be short, but as this chronic condition progresses, there may be occurrence of more frequent, longer episodes.

The good news is that Art of Facial Rejuvenation can help patients manage this chronic condition with a combination of medication and acupuncture.

What causes Trigeminal Neuralgia?

The Trigeminal Neuralgia is the largest nerve of the fifth cranial and it is situated between the muscles and blood vessels of the face. When a patient suffers from this chronic condition, a blood vessel or an area of the muscle applies pressure to the trigeminal nerve, leading to abnormal impairment. Other conditions such as MS and the presence of tumor can also contribute to the impairment.  This impairment is responsible for the searing pain along the face and it can be exasperated with physical activities such as chewing, smiling, speaking and exposure to cold air.

How can acupuncture help?

There is highly therapeutic and effective treatment that can assist and shorten the duration of pain. Acupuncture is best used as complementary measure to other treatments. This form of medical practice involves the stimulation of designated points on the body through the use of fine needles. This form of treatment can help individuals that suffer from pain and various health conditions. In fact, acupuncture has shown a higher effectiveness in controlling the symptoms than the medication often prescribed: Carbamazepine. In a clinical study conducted on a group of 1,000 individuals with Trigeminal Neuralgia, the total rate of effectiveness for the drug was 87.50%, while the treatment of acupuncture revealed a higher rate of 95%. These results show a promising combination of acupuncture, along with the prescribed medical dosage to ameliorate the excruciating pain associated with this condition.

Pain management can be a difficult and overwhelming journey, but with the broad experience of our medical professionals, we can help you attain a more positive, manageable lifestyle with the incorporation of acupuncture.

To learn more about our extensive medical and non-surgical procedures, give us a call at (647) 879-9181 and book your complementary consultation today.

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