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Observation of the Curative Effects on Treatment of 1000 Cases of ldiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia by Acupuncture..
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Pages: 4-6
Year: Issue:  3
Journal: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Abstract: In recent years,1000 cases of idiopathic trige ninal neuralgia were treated by acupuncture, inwhich the curative effects were quite satisfactory.Neuralgia of the lst branch is treated by insertingthe needle from Yuyao point about 0.4 cun deepdownward obliquely, neuralgia of the 2nd branch istreated by inserting the needle from Sibai pointabout 0.5cun deep upward obliquely, and neuralgiaof the 3rd branch treated by inserting the needlefrom Xiaguan point 1.5 cun deep. When the feelingof electric-shock appears, the needle should be lifted and thrusted for 20-50 times.Results: Relief of pain: 54%, effectiveness:29.2%,improved: 16%, and failure: 0.8. Treatedby this method, the effect is much better than thattreated by the traditional acupuncture method.
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