Can acupuncture help trigeminal neuralgia?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Can acupuncture help trigeminal neuralgia?

A: Yes, acupuncture is effective for trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is a swelling of one of the trigeminal nerves often due to exterior invasion of wind and cold. Depending on where the pain is localized and which trigeminal nerves are inflamed, a licensed acupuncturist will be able to prescribe an appropriate treatment protocol. Usually four to six treatments can clear a mild condition.

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