Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), (also known as prosopalgia) is a neuropathic disorder of one or both of the trigeminal nerves. It causes episodes of intense pain in any or all of the following: the ear, eye, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, teeth, or jaw on one side and alongside of the face. TN usually develops after the age of 50, more commonly in females, although there have been cases with patients being as young as three years of age.
TN brings about stabbing, mind-numbing, electric shock-like pain from just a finger touch to the cheek, or even spontaneously without any stimulation of the patient. Cold wind, high pitched sounds, loud noises such as concerts or crowds, chewing, and talking can aggravate the condition, and for the worst cases even smiling, wearing a scarf, the wind or hair on the side of the face is too much to bear.
Acupuncture has been very effective and helpful in clearing the causes and the symptoms quickly. When you come in, we check your history, other symptoms as well, tongue, and pulse diagnosis, and then design a choice of points for you individually. Yes, local points are included. In addition, points at the neck and upper back are also treated. Treatments are painless and gentle. You will feel better already during or after the first treatment. I promise.
TMJ and Ear Pain Greatly Improved
“I came to Ingri with TMJ and ear pain, as well as dizziness and other symptoms of Meniere’s –after just five treatments, my pain has reduced greatly, and I feel much better with at least 70% improvement!” — C. Maloney, Fairfield, CT