The Raleigh Acupuncture trigeminal neuralgia treatment works best for resolving face pain. Treatments are safe, natural, and provide long-lasting relief.
Raleigh Acupuncture Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
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What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Wikipedia explains the condition this way:
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN or TGN) is a long-term pain disorder that affects the trigeminal nerve, the nerve responsible for facial sensation and motor functions such as biting and chewing. It is a form of neuropathic pain. There are two main types: typical and atypical trigeminal neuralgia. The typical form results in episodes of severe, sudden, shock-like pain in one side of the face that lasts for seconds to a few minutes. Groups of these episodes can occur over a few hours. The atypical form results in a constant burning pain that is less severe. Any touch may trigger episodes in the face. Both forms may occur in the same person. It is regarded as one of the most painful disorders known to medicine and often results in depression.
Acupuncture Relieves Trigeminal Neuralgia
When you come in for acupuncture to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN), we conduct an intake exam to identify your pain areas. We then use hair-thin, sterile, single-use needles to heal the affected nerves.
Acupuncture is ideally suited for treating this condition. It is the only non-invasive therapy known to subdue overactive nerves. Our treatment calms these nerves, bringing lasting relief. From a Chinese medicine perspective, there are half a dozen possible triggers for this condition. Therefore, we identify your Chinese medicine diagnosis and treat it accordingly.
As we help your body restore balance, pressure is relieved on the nerves of the face, reducing pain. Some of the points in your treatment are on the arms and legs. These points help balance your internal organs to promote the nerves to heal.
Other points are directly on your face. They work to calm the nerves and reduce pain. The combination of distal and local points will differ for each patient, depending on your presentation.
Western Medicine Limited Options
Western medicine offers medications, injections, and surgery to treat trigeminal neuralgia. Unfortunately, none of these options is particularly effective, and all have adverse side effects. Before trying more invasive therapies, give acupuncture a try. It is effective, non-invasive, and provides direct healing to the damaged nerves responsible for your pain.
What To Expect
All needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. The treatments are relaxing – many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions. You will wake feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Recent Trigeminal Neuralgia Case
A 43-year-old woman came to our clinic having been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. She presented with severe, shooting nerve pain on the right side of her face around the eye, nose, and mouth. The pain was intense, 10 out of 10, coming in waves lasting 15 to 30 seconds at a time throughout the day.
Our treatment included needling acupoints on the affected side of her face to calm the agitated nerves. We also applied distal points on her arms and legs to reduce inflammation and promote blood circulation to the face. Our patient found the treatments calming and relaxing. More importantly, the pain reduced by 20 percent following her first treatment.
At the end of four sessions, she was 70 percent better, with fewer flares and reduced pain intensity. After another four treatments, she was ultimately better, pain-free. Acupuncture resolved her condition by promoting the healing of her facial nerves.
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What our Clients are Saying
My dentist damaged a nerve in my face that triggered terrible trigeminal neuralgia. The pain in my face was way more than 10 out of 10. I could not think, could not work, could not sleep. I truly thought my life was over. But thanks to Raleigh Acupuncture Associates I am 95% better. It took three months of treatment, but it was worth it. My regular doctor had no solution for me. His pain medicine did not work. I tried an $8000 procedure of laser cutting, and that did not work. But acupuncture DID work. I’m telling you, if you have trigeminal neuralgia in your face, come to these guys. I love them!
I woke up one morning and started getting these excruciatingly painful shooting electric pains on the left side of my face. My wife took me to the emergency room and they said I had trigeminal neuralgia. They gave me some pain medicine, but a nurse there suggested I try acupuncture. She had this pain once and it was cured by acupuncture. She gave me the name of Raleigh Acupuncture. When I explained the situation they took me in the same day. After just one treatment I started feeling better. They saw me every day for six days, at which point the pain was completely gone. What a life saver. I strongly recommend getting acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia.