Acupuncture and Oriental medicine work phenomenal for slowing progression of neuropathy or even reversing the symptoms.
PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY: numbness in feet and hands due to diabetes causes us to loose balance and independence. Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects our daily activities and chores. Acupuncture is able to reverse numbness; reduce sharp and tingling pain; eliminate burning sensations on soles and palms.
CRANIAL NEUROPATHY: acupuncture is able to reverse facial paralysis caused by Bell’s Palsy, reduce or completely eliminate Trigeminal neurology pain.
CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY: acupuncture is exceptionally effective in reversing this type of neuropathy, especially when acupuncture treatments start at early stages.
The most common method your doctor will recommend to treat your neuropathy is with prescription drugs that may temporary reduce your symptoms like Gabapenin, Lyrica, Cymbelta and Neurontin, and primarily antidepressant or anti-seizure drugs. These drugs may cause you to feel uncomfortable and have a verity of harmful side effects.
Neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves often causing weakness, pain, numbness, tingling and the most debilitating balance problems. This damage is commonly caused by a lack of blood flow to the nerves in the hands and feet which causes the nerves to begin to degenerate due lack of nutrients flow. As the blood vessels that surround the nerves become diseased, they shrivel up.
This prevents the nerves from getting the needed nutrients to continue to survive. When these nerves begin to “die” they cause you to have balance problems, pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and many additional symptoms.
The main problem is that your doctor has you to just live with the problem or try the drugs which you don’t like taking because they make you feel uncomfortable. There is now a facility right here in Hazlet, NJ that offers you hope without taking those endless drugs with serious side effects.
Three factors to effectively treat neuropathy:
- Discovering the cause
- Determining percentage nerve damage
- Determining if you are a candidate
Three goals of treatment at our clinic:
- Improve circulation (blood flow)
- Targeted nerve regeneration
- Decrease brain-based pain
By the time a patient comes to our clinic, they have been told there is nothing can be done and to just live with it. However, in our office we routinely see miracles of patients avoiding surgery, getting rid of their walkers for canes, being able to socialize and feel normal after a few short weeks of our Acupuncture Neuropathy Program (ANP).
ANP promotes release of endorphins into the muscles, spine, and brain. As a result, your body changes its response to pain and your symptoms lessen. It also improves blood flow, which relieves circulation issues and repairs nerve damage.
The amount of treatment to allow nerves to fully recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation. As long as you have not sustained at least 85% nerve damage, there is hope.