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Acupuncture Alleviates Peripheral Neuropathy

Updated: Sep 29, 2019


Peripheral neuropathy is a neurological disorder that affects the nerves in the extremities and can be very painful. It affects 2 million adults each year just in the United States! With acupuncture, we can relieve pain and repair nerve function.

What Causes Neuropathy?

There are many causes of neuropathy, including:

  • HIV

  • Diabetes

  • Lupus

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Chemotherapy

  • Compression

  • Nerve trauma

Due to the nature of the disorder this is not a comprehensive list by any means, and you could have neuropathy without ever experiencing any of the conditions listed. Symptoms of neuropathy are:

  • frequent cramps

  • extreme sensitivity to touch

  • loss of balance and coordination

  • paralysis

  • muscle wasting

  • muscle weakness

  • numbness

  • sharp, burning pain

Western medicine prescribes painkillers to manage these symptoms, but acupuncture helps the body combat the effects of neuropathy 100% naturally for the greatest relief.

How Does Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system at its key points to release endorphins, which reduce the feelings of pain while changing how the body experiences it.

Acupuncture also increases circulation, improving blood flow to the damaged nerves for faster healing and less discomfort and numbness.

Acupuncture has been proven to regenerate damaged nerves. In a 2016 study, patients with nerve injuries showed an 80% effective rate in increased nerve function and regeneration after acupuncture treatment.

Additional Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Resources


Tibetan Herbal Foot Soaks, which contain a proprietary blend of Chinese herbs, can be prescribed alongside acupuncture to further improve blood circulation and increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the affected area for faster healing and pain relief. For more information about Tibetan Herbal Foot Soaks, check our website to see if they could be right for you!

In studies, people with neuropathy who followed a gluten-free diet experienced less pain. To improve your treatment results, remove gluten sources such as bread, pasta, cereal, and other grain-based foods from your diet. Alcohol consumption should also be restricted. We have several gluten-free, Paleo diet-friendly recipes posted here on our blog to help you get started.

Let us help make your peripheral neuropathy more manageable through acupuncture! Call us at (321) 972-2940 to schedule your initial health evaluation today.

Sources:

Acupuncture Regenerates Nerves. (February 20, 2015). Retrieved from http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1428-acupuncture-regenerates-nerves

Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.acufinder.com/Acupuncture+Information/Detail/Treating+Peripheral+Neuropathy+with+Acupuncture+and+Chinese+Medicine

Gluten-Free Diet May Relieve Neuropathy Pain. (March 2, 2018). Retrieved from https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2018/3/2/gluten-free-diet-may-ease-neuropathy-pain

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