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[Dynamics of the electroencephalogram and rheoencephalogram during reflexotherapy of patients with trigeminal neuralgia]
The examination of the EEG and the REG prior to and after acupuncture in patients with trigeminal neuralgia revealed the characteristic changes in the bioelectrical activity of the brain and in the cerebral circulation. Following the treatment the pattern of these changes was shown to alter. The beneficial time-course of the EEG was predominant although rheoencephalographic indices were also normalized. The majority of cases displayed the correlation between the physiological and clinical indices which prompted the conclusion that the physiological parameters studied were adequate for assessing the efficacy of acupuncture in trigeminal neuralgia.