Acupuncture for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Learn about acupuncture for trigeminal nerve pain. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique that involves the insertion of extremely fine needles on carefully chosen points throughout the body for therapeutic benefit.

Trigeminal Neuralgia manifests as a severe stabbing or electric shock-like pain along the path of the trigeminal nerve. The discomfort is usually felt on only one side of the face, generally in the area of the cheek, eye, and lower portion of the face.

The mechanism of pain production is not fully understood, but studies suggest that Trigeminal neuralgia is often associated with demyelination of trigeminal sensory fibers.