Facial nerve pain (Trigeminal nerve pain)

Facial nerve pain is a form of pain in which someone suffers from short-term pains in the face, usually on one side. It concerns a hypersensitivity of the facial nerve (trigeminal nerve), which runs across the face in three branches. Therefore, different parts of the face can be affected: the area around the forehead, the area around the upper jaw and cheeks, or the area around the lower jaw.

Coldness often causes suffering a shooting pain, but also certain movements of the jaw such as chewing, talking or swallowing trigger the pain. Even a touch or touching can act as a trigger.

This extreme sensitivity of the facial nerve seems to have to do with a twist in or coiling of a nearby placed artery. The vein pulses against the nerve fibers which has an abnormal sensitivity as effect.

How does acupuncture help?

Abdominal Acupuncture often offers a solution for neuropathy. With the help of the ChinaMedic Approach, it is possible in many cases to greatly reduce or even eliminate acute or chronic nerve pain. In cases of neuropathy we stimulate specific acupuncture points on the abdomen that are related to the problem area. By needling these points, we can quickly reduce nerve pain. If necessary, we apply another acupuncture technique to create the best result. Often people notice an improvement and relief of pain with the first treatment.

Acupuncture treatment for nerve pain is safe and has no side effects.

Frequently asked questions

What exactly can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist, the approach is simple: energy flows or it doesn't flow. The symptoms show where there may be a blockage in the body and this affects the rest of the body. In addition, the acupuncturist is about activating the self-healing capacity of the body. This makes acupuncture applicable to both sleep disorders and skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal symptoms, burnout, rsi and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, make an appointment for a 1st consultation and have yourself fully examined. The acupuncturist can then immediately tell you what we can do for you.

How many times do I have to come?

To give you a reliable and accurate estimate of the number of treatments you need, it is best to discuss this with your acupuncturist. If you have never been to an acupuncturist, you can make an appointment for a first consultation with possible treatment. The acupuncturist can then give you an estimate based on your complaints and the consultation.

Is acupuncture painful?

We use extra-thin needles for Abdominal Acupuncture. The punctures are hardly noticeable. People sometimes don't even feel where they are. Occasionally, someone may perceive a strange feeling, also described as nagging, numb, upset or painful. This feeling is often over.

The LaserNeedle that we often use in combination with puncturing needles is invasive and you don't feel it. The LaserNeedle is ideally suited for those who are afraid of needles and small children.

What does an acupuncture treatment cost?

A 1st consultation with subsequent treatment costs € 75.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 60.00. ChinaMedic is affiliated with the NVA (Dutch Association of Acupuncture) and treatment is reimbursed by most insurers in the supplementary. It is advisable to contact your insurer what exactly this means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

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