Is Acupuncture Effective to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia?

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Acupuncture is effective to treat trigeminal neuralgia in most cases. Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition which usually affects the trigeminal nerve. It is more common among women than men, and it is more likely to occur in people over 50. Acupuncture is a kind of Chinese traditional treatment which is most often used for pain relief. Doctor will insert thin needles into your head to stimulate acupoints to ease pain. But, if treated trigeminal neuralgia by acupuncture for a long time, your trigeminal nerve may be damaged. Therefore, you should consult your doctor and ask for other adjuvant therapies. Besides, there are some others effective treatments such as microvascular decompression, brain stereotactic radiosurgery, glycerol injection, balloon compression, and radiofrequency thermal lesioning. Keywords: acupuncture trigeminal neuralgia
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