Objective: To probe a better method for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Methods One hundred and four cases of trigeminal neuralgia were randomly divided into a treatment group (n=57) and a control group (n=47). The treatment group were treated witb acupoint injection of 2000 microg of VitB12, with Xiaguan (ST 7) selected as main point, and the control group witb oral administration of Carbamazepine. The therapeutic effect were analyzed after 3 tberapeutic courses.
Results: Tbe cured and markedly effective rate and the effective rate were 82.5% and 98.2% in the treatment group, and 57.4% and 8O.9% in the control group, with a very significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01). After treatment, there was a very significant difference in the cumulative score of pain between the two groups (P < 0.01).
Conclusion: Acupoint injection of VitB12 has a better therapeutic effect than that of oral administration of Carbamazepine.