Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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Bringing Wisdom of Ancient China to US for Pain Management

Neuralgia is sharp, severe, shooting pain along a nerve or group of nerves. The pain of neuralgia usually comes and goes. Several main types of neuralgia are identified: trigeminal, postherpetic and occipital. The symptoms of neuralgia may include:

Impaired function of affected body part due to pain, or muscle weakness due to motor nerve damage
Increased sensitivity of the skin or numbness of the affected skin area
Pain along the path of a specific nerve
Pain located anywhere, usually on or near the surface of the body
   1. In the same location for each episode
   2. Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes (intermittent) or constant, burning pain

Any touch or pressure is felt as pain. Movement may also be painful.

Medications to control pain may include:

Antidepressant medications
Antiseizure medications
Mild over-the-counter analgesics
Narcotic analgesics (codeine) for short-term relief of severe pain Topical creams containing capsaicin
Local injections of pain-relieving (anesthetic) drugs
Nerve blocks
Surgical procedures (such as ablation using radiofrequency, heat, balloon compression, or injection of chemicals) to reduce feeling in the nerve.

Unfortunately, these procedures do not guarantee improvement and can cause loss of feeling or abnormal sensations.

Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of painful conditions. If you suffer from pain, acupuncture can offer pain relief naturally and with no adverse side effects. The sooner the treatment begins, the quicker the back pain relieves. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact us.
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Pain Relief
Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784