Treatment of Resistant Trigeminal neuralgia by Acupuncture -A Report of 3 cases

Kumar, Santosh and Dang, Rushil R and Valiathan, Ashima and Jayaswal, Priyanka (2011) Treatment of Resistant Trigeminal neuralgia by Acupuncture -A Report of 3 cases. International Journal of Dentala Case Reports , 1 (2). pp. 85-91.

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Abstract

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most common neurologic cause of facial pain. TN is an extremely painful and difficult condition to treat. Existing medical and surgical therapies are moderately effective in most of the cases. Many patients with TN eventually may become refractory to drug treatments and a few cases develop resistance to surgical treatment modalities. Alternative approaches may be necessary to heal this small group of patients. Acupuncture is performed as a complementary or alternative therapeutic method for the treatment of several chronic diseases and pain control. Here we present three cases of trigeminal neuralgia treated successfully with acupuncture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acupuncture, pain, trigeminal neuralgia.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Orthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 10:05
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 10:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77504

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