Abstract Title:

The effect of traditional herbal medicines; Uyakujunkisan on trigeminal neuralgia in an elderly patient--a case report and literature review.

Abstract Source:

Pain Pract. 2008 Sep-Oct;8(5):408-11. Epub 2008 Aug 6. PMID: 18694452

Abstract Author(s):

Toshiaki Kogure, Hiroko Sato, Daijiro Kishi, Takeshi Tatsumi


This report describes the successful treatment of a 72-year-old female with refractory trigeminal neuralgia using a traditional herbal medicine, Uyakujunkisan (UJS). The case report is of a 65-year-old female who developed right-sided trigeminal neuralgia that was partially responsive to carbamazepine (CZ). The pain gradually increased in intensity and at 72 years of age she presented for herbal medicine therapy. Cranial MRI demonstrated vascular compression of the right trigeminal nerve at the cerebellopontine angle by the anterior inferior cerebellar artery. Although microvascular decompression was considered, UJS was prescribed after informed consent. After 3 weeks of treatment with UJS, dramatic improvement of symptoms permitted a decrease in CZ dose.

Study Type : Human Study

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