Neuropathy, a condition characterized by damage to the peripheral nerves, causes symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. Neuropathy an affect your hand and feet as well as progress up your legs over time making it difficult to drive and even walk. This debilitating condition can significantly impact your daily life. While there are various treatment options available, acupuncture has been increasingly recognized as a potential treatment for neuropathy.
Research studies have shown promising results in using acupuncture to alleviate neuropathic symptoms. A systematic review published in the journal Pain Medicine found that acupuncture can provide significant pain relief for various types of neuropathies, including diabetic neuropathy and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. The review suggested that acupuncture may help by reducing inflammation, improving nerve conduction, and promoting the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.
One of the advantages of acupuncture is its relatively low risk of adverse effects. Compared to pharmacological treatments, acupuncture is considered a safe and non-invasive option for individuals suffering from neuropathy. It can be used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments or as a standalone therapy, depending on the severity and underlying cause of the neuropathy.
The frequency and duration of acupuncture treatments for neuropathy vary depending on the individual response and severity of the condition. We create an individualized plan specific to you and our testing results. You may require multiple sessions including maintenance to achieve optimal results.
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