J Tradit Chin Med. 1997 Dec; 17(4): 272-4.
Observation on therapeutic effects of blood-letting puncture with cupping in acute trigeminal neuralgia.
Tianjin Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In the present paper, 45 cases of acute trigeminal neuralgia were treated and observed by comparative method. Results showed no significant difference in transient analgesic effect (P > 0.05) but a significant difference in therapeutic effect (P < 0.01) between the treatment and control groups. This indicates that blood-letting puncture with cupping is an effective therapy for the disease.