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(2018) A comparative study of efficacy between
acupuncture therapy and drug therapy
for primary trigeminal neuralgia.
‘Conclusion: The treatment of primary trigeminal neuralgia with acupuncture therapy is characterized by better efficacy, higher safety and shorter hospitalization time, which is worthy of clinical popularization.
(2017) Therapeutic and Analgesic Efficacy of Laser in Conjunction With Pharmaceutical Therapy for Trigeminal Neuralgia
‘Results: The severity of pain was lower at the end of treatment in the case compared to the control group so this difference was statistically significant (P = 0.003). The severity of pain decreased in both groups over time. Significant difference was noted in this regard between the 2 groups either (P = 0.003). At the end of treatment pain intensity dropped in the intervention group from 6/8 to 1/2 and control group from 6/6 to 2/7.
Conclusion: Laser therapy did add to the value of pharmaceutical therapy for treatment of TN. Both groups experienced significant improvement over time. So it is better to used laser complementary therapy to reduce side effects and the medicine dosage.’
EBRAHIMI, Hooman et al. Therapeutic and Analgesic Efficacy of Laser in Conjunction With Pharmaceutical Therapy for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 63-
(2017) Acupuncture treatment for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: A longitudinal case-
‘Results:The mean pain intensity by the Visual Analogue Scale only decreased in the acupuncture group at the last evaluation (P=0.012). Patients in the sham-
Conclusions:Acupuncture can be an option in the treatment of ITN due to its analgesic effect in both ITN and secondary myofascial pain associated with it.’
Ichida M.C., Zemuner M., et al. (2017) Acupuncture treatment for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: A longitudinal case-
(2017) Two Case Reports: Acupuncture Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia
‘In this article are shown two patients, males, both 66 years old, diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. Acupuncture treatments were made in our clinic for TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and acupuncture with fire needle on a trigger i.e. Ashi points. One of the patients needed only one treatment, the other needed six treatments.’
Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska, Kristina Kozovska, Karolina Nikolovska. Two Case Reports: Acupuncture Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia. American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 54-
(2015) Acupuncture Reduces Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain.
‘A controlled experiment comparing the efficaciousness of carbamazepine with acupuncture. A total of 22 out of 40 patients in the carbamazepine group fully recovered. A total of 30 out of 40 patients fully recovered in the acupuncture group. This yields a 55% cure rate for carbamazepine and 70% for acupuncture.
Treatment Methods. The carbamazepine group patients initially consumed 100 mg carbamazepine tablets, 2 times per day. The rate of consumption was subsequently increased to 4 times per day and the dosage was increased incrementally according to a patient’s condition. The maximum dosage was set to a limit of 1 g per day. If pain levels significantly reduced per a specific dosage range within 2 days, carbamazepine consumption was regulated at 500 -
The acupuncture group received the application of filiform acupuncture needles at the following acupoints: Tai Yang (Supreme Yang), LI4 (Hegu, Joining Valley), LI7 (Wenliu, Warm Flow), ST7 (Xiaguan, Lower Controller), Yin Tang (Hall of Impression), DU20 (Baihui, Hundred Meetings), GB 20 (Fengchi, Wind Pool), ST6 (Jiache, Jaw Bone). Acupuncture was first applied to Tai Yang. Next, 2 -
Chen Kepeng, Tian Long, (2015) Clinical discussion on treating primary trigeminal neuralgia, Clinical Journal of Chinese Medicine, These are translations from the original Chinese submitted by translators in China to HealthCMi Support
(2010) A systematic review on acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia.
‘RESULTS: Twelve studies met the inclusion criteria with 506 people in the acupuncture arm and 414 people in the control arm, in which carbamazepine (CBZ) was used as the control treatment. Four trials reported that acupuncture was superior to CBZ, and the remaining eight studies showed no difference between the treatment and control groups. Adverse effects of acupuncture, which were reported in three studies, were mild.
CONCLUSION:The evidence reviewed previously suggests that acupuncture is of similar efficacy as CBZ but with fewer adverse effects in treatment of TN.’
(2009) Successful Treatment of a Resistance Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient By Acupuncture
‘CASE DESCRIPTION. A 66-
Hüseyin Sert, Burhanettin Usta, Bünyamin Muslu, and Muhammet Gözdemir (2009) Successful Treatment of a Resistance Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient By Acupuncture. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2009 Dec; 64(12): 1225–1226.. doi: 10.1590/S1807-
(1993) ACUPUNCTURE VS CARBAMAZEPINE IN TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA
‘PATIENTS METHOD AND RESULTS. During the last 5 years we treated 36 cases of trigeminal neuralgia who reported to our pain clinic. All of them were on carbamazepine (tegretol) for more than one month and had no pain relief. Male to female ratio was 1:3 (male 9 and female 27). Two acupuncture needles were inserted at point taiying (about 2 cm outer side of eye canthus) and yangbai (about 2 cm above the eyebrow) on the affected side. For half an hour needles were stimulated with (BT 701 electroacupuncture machine) low frequency and high intensity. This form of stimulation is thought to inhibit pain by activating enkephalinegic interneurones in the dorsal horn and invoke production of endorphins in the brain. Treatment was continued for 15 days as first course of treatment. After interval of 2 weeks second course was started in few patients. Maximum 2-