Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment with Acupuncture
Do you experience peripheral neuropathy pain? Do you experience a burning or tingling sensation in your feet? Before we look for a peripheral neuropathy natural treatment lets look at the causes. Chronic Peripheral neuropathy natural treatment in north phoenix.
Peripheral Neuropathy Causes
Peripheral neuropathy is a syndrome of sensory loss, muscle weakness and atrophy, decreased tendon reflexes and pain associated with a single nerve or several nerves. Trauma is the most common cause of a localized injury to a single nerve in a peripheral neuropathy. Other causes include microorganisms, collagen-vascular disorders, toxic agents and nutritional and metabolic disorders such as diabetes. Chronic Peripheral neuropathy natural treatment program in north phoenix.
Signs and Symptoms of Acute and Chronic Peripheral Neuropathy may include:
• Numbness or insensitivity to pain or temperature
•A tingling, burning, or prickling sensation
•Sharp, burning pain or cramps
•Extreme sensitivity to touch, even a light touch
•Loss of balance and coordination
•Muscle weakness or wasting
These symptoms are often worse at night.
Acupuncture Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy Pain
The significance of acupuncture for acute or chronic peripheral neuropathy cannot be overstated. Acupuncture can influence and help in repair of damaged nerves associated with peripheral neuropathy. There are several types of peripheral neuropathies in existence, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of development, and prognosis, the symptoms can vary as much as the cause. Nevertheless, an acute or chronic peripheral neuropathy is a condition that can be treated with Acupuncture.
We have also found that using alpha-lipoic acid with acupuncture has provided excellent results for patients that have been diagnosed with acute or chronic peripheral neuropathy. When used with other nutrients alpha-lipoic acid may be beneficial in treating many neurodegenerative conditions that have not been responsive to medical treatment including multiple sclerosis. Alpha-lipoic acid has shown to be valuable in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy as well as and treating some other aspects of diabetes such as increased glucose uptake and the promotion of new neurite growth. In a study of 328 patients with type 2 diabetes significant improvements were recorded in several clinical measures including pain, numbness and burning sensations. Acupuncture for peripheral neuropathy works by treating the person as a whole, balancing body, mind and spirit and allowing the body to do what it needs to do to heal itself. Chronic Peripheral neuropathy natural treatment program in north phoenix.
this article on peripheral neuropathy is informational and not to be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition