Acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia

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Acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia

Post  murphy on Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:31 am

Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia means trigeminal nerve distribution areas of paroxysmal recurring short intense pain. Its clinical manifestations are : sudden attack like lightning, severe short-term pain, like a knife-like nature, the tunnel-like gill, or tear means of a fire like kind. Often no sign of attack, which strictly limited to the trigeminal nerve feeling disclaimer region. The pain lasted just a few seconds to 1 ~ 2 minutes, and can lead to the ipsilateral facial twitch reflex. More pain to the side, often facial movements or facial touch a certain point (called "plate-point" or "trigger point") evoked. Acupuncture treatment of trigeminal neuralgia the long-term effect, usually more consolidation. If relapse, treatment can be effective. Given the current primary trigeminal neuralgia modern medicine also lacks an effective without the side effects of treatment, acupuncture therapy of the disease is clearly based tackled opened a new avenue.

Body acupuncture
Main Points : Yuyao, Sibai, Xiaguan.
Points allocation : Jiachengjiang.
I support pain from Yuyao. Acupuncture : Yuyao diagonally from the bottom piercing 0.3 to 0.5-inch, to be electrified needle flu-like send the eyes and forehead, Lifting 20 ~ 50.
Ⅱ pain from Sibai. Acupuncture : From above Sibai oblique angle of about 45 degrees into the needle. Prickly 0.5 to 0.8-inch, to be electrified needle-like flu spread on the upper lip and teeth and other places, repeatedly mentioning inserted 20 to 50 times.
II and III or III-branch pain from Xiaguan. Acupuncture : piercing needle into about 1.5 inches deep, electrified needle-like tongue flu spread to other places or mandible, Lifting 20 ~ 50. If Xiaguan treatment ineffective available from Jiachengjiang. Acupuncture : From Jiachengjiang forward ramp below about 30 degrees into the needle, piercing 0.5-inch, to be electrified needle-like flu spread to the lower lip, Lifting 20 ~ 50.
The above points and the affected were admitted. Failure to obtain the required needle flu, should carefully adjust the direction and depth of acupuncture, until satisfied. A general meeting the next day, 10 times as a course of treatment. Severe disease conditions, under the circumstances, a daily meeting.

Body acupuncture

Prescription: Hegu (LI 4) ; Taiyang (EX-HN 5 ), Cuanzhu (BL 2) and Yangbai (GB 14) for pain of the first branch; Sibai (ST 2), Yingxiang (LI 20) and 0uanliao (SI 18) for pain of the second branch; Xiaguan (ST 7), Da-ying (ST 5) and Jiachengjiang (Ext.) for pain of the third branch.

Modification: For wind attacking the meridians, Waiguan (TE 15) and Fengchi (GB 20) are added; for up-ward adverse flow of liver and stomach fire, Taichong (LR 3) and Neiting (ST 44) are added; for consumption of qi and blood as well as stagnation in the vessels and me-ridians, Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Zusanli (ST 36) and Geshu (BL 17) are added.

Performance: Local selection of acupoints is made according to the pathological conditions. Twirling and ro-tating or mild reinforcing and reducing needling tech-niques are used. Hegu (LI 4) is needled with reducing needling technique; Sanyinjiao (SP 6 ) and Zusanli ( ST 36) are needled with reinforcing needling technique with the addition of moxibustion; Geshu (BL 17 ) is needled with mild reinforcing and reducing needling techniques. The manipulative techniques for the local acupoints should be mild, while the manipulative techniques for the distal acupoints should be drastic. The needles are retained for 30 minutes or for 1 hour for severe cases and manipulated several times at intervals according to the pathological conditions. The needling is done once a day or once every other day for patients with chronic disease or weak consti-tution.

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