3 Acupressure Points For Trigeminal Neuralgia

3 Acupressure Points For Trigeminal Neuralgia

In the video on this page you can learn 3 acupressure points for trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain caused by Bell’s Palsy, TMJ, tooth issues and jaw clenching. Also you’ll see a link for a Qigong face massage to help improve the circulation of Qi, blood and fluid throughout the face, head and neck area.

This lesson was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, Chinese medicine/acupuncture practitioner and the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

3 Acupressure Points For Trigeminal Neuralgia – Introduction

Trigeminal neuralgia manifests as pain in the trigeminal nerve which provides signaling to many parts of the head and face. The pain can be sudden and feel like an electric shock. It is usually caused by a blood vessel putting pressure on the trigeminal nerve at the base of the brain, although can be due to other causes.


Trigeminal neuralgia can be triggered by any stimulation of the face such as:

  • shaving;
  • touching your face;
  • brushing your teeth;
  • a breeze on your face;
  • smiling;
  • washing your face;
  • applying make-up.

Treatment Options

Treatment offered by conventional medicine may include medications, surgery or injections. From a Chinese medical point of view pain is due to a lack of circulation of flow of blood, Qi and/or fluid through the area so we can use acupressure points on the affected channels of Qi flow (meridians) to help improve this. Also, a general QIgong face massage can be very helpful in managing the symptoms arising from not only trigeminal neuralgia but also:

  • Bell’s palsy;
  • jaw clenching or teeth grinding;
  • temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues;
  • facial paralysis post-stroke;
  • tooth issues.

Chinese Medicine Methods to Help Relieve Pain

3 Acupressure Points For Trigeminal Neuralgia

We can press or massage specific, beneficial acupuncture points to help manage the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia using acupressure with the fingers. You can stimulate the 3 acupressure points for trigeminal neuralgia listed below for a couple of minutes a few times per day. Click the name of the point highlighted in blue to find more detail on the exact location of these points.

  3. LARGE INTESTINE 4 – HEGU (contraindicated in pregnancy)

NOTE: These acupressure points are general points to use that may help you but are not a substitute for a thorough Traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis from a qualified practitioner as everyone is different in terms of individual treatment approach. Also, be sure to consult with your healthcare professional if you have not already done so.

Qigong Face Massage

A general self-massage for your face, head and neck can be very helpful in relieving pain because it helps promote the free flow of blood, Qi and fluid through the areas served by the trigeminal nerve. Once circulation becomes more open and free-flowing then the pain may subside. I taught a previous live Qigong class showing you the facial massage and you can follow along by clicking here.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

This educational video on Qigong for nerve pain may also be of help to you:

Qigong for Nerve Pain

You’ll find many other live Qigong lesson replays on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one. You can use the search box on the blog page to find any topics you are interested in.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

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Qigong For Nerve Pain

Qigong For Nerve Pain

Nerve pain is a condition which I have observed many times in my Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine clinic. For those of you who have ever suffered with this you may have experienced it as a “shooting”, “burning” or even “electric” sensation. None of these feelings are pleasant, to say the least. The good news is that Qigong can be a helpful tool for helping you to manage any kind of nerve pain and that’s what you will be learning about in this post; how to use Qigong for nerve pain.

Janice Tucker is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong. She is also the founder of the Space To Relax online programme of Qigong video lessons.

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The Benefit of Qigong for Nerve Pain

1. The Physical Benefit

Qigong can help you to calm unwanted nerve impulses by reducing inflammation and improving the circulation to nerves in a way that does not cause them to be aggravated.

Because nerve pain may affect your range of movement you may be unable to adopt the conventional standing posture of Western exercise. Qigong can accommodate you if you have restricted movement because of nerve pain. This is because you can practise Qigong exercises lying down or sitting. There is no need to push through pain by adopting a posture which will aggravate your condition. Qigong methods can always be adapted to suit your individual range of comfortable movement and you can still reap the benefits.

2. The Emotional Benefit

If you are in pain then you will no doubt be emotionally affected by this. You may feel angry, frustrated, anxious or fearful about your pain. You may feel depressed because you can’t enjoy the things you could always do with ease.

Qigong is a method of combining the mind, breath and simple movement in such a way as to help you release the emotions which can be associated with nerve pain.

Simple Abdominal Breathing combined with using the breath to release negative emotions can go a long way to improving your emotional state.

Where Can I Learn More?

If you would like to learn even more benefits of Qigong for nerve pain then:

1. Head over to my Space To Relax homepage. There you can sign up for a free 3 part video series of Qigong lessons. Once you’ve completed the free series you’ll have the opportunity to join my Space To Relax online membership programme of Qigong video lessons. This will allow you to take your practice to a whole new level. You will learn many exercises to eliminate health issues before they become a major problem. I’ll guide you step by step through many more effective Qigong methods which you can adapt if you are managing nerve pain.

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