Acupuncture instead of drug therapy or radiation treatment. (?)
Friday, November 04, 2011
I am not sure whether the title is a question or a statement but that is the situation I am in right now. I have had trigeminal neuralgia(facial pain) for several years. This facial pain has only caused me serious problems since last May. In May the pain was so constant I was on pain medication and unable to work for several months. The anti seizure medication used to treat this disorder took about 7 weeks to finally become effective. Now the pain is back and I am taking the highest dose of medication I can. The next option I have is a Gamma Knife treatment which is basically radiation of the nerve causing the pain. The problem is it may or may not work. After learning all the details of the Gamma Knife treatment I decided to try acupuncture instead. I have only had one treatment and so far the pain has lessened.
I am wondering if others have used acupuncture for pain or other things like weight lose or smoking?