Neuropathy- How Acupuncture Can Help

Frequently I have inquires about Acupuncture being successful in the treatment of neuropathy. Many individuals become frustrated and desperate when they are told they have this condition, and there is not much that may help. Common causes of neuropathy include diabetes, vitamin B-12 deficiency, thyroid condition, autoimmune disorders, and even alcohol abuse. Individuals complain of how painful it is to walk on hard surfaces, or how they have burning, tingling sensations that occasionally feel like electric shocks. Others may have complete numbness and tingling that causes weakness, imbalances, and loss of stability. There are currently about four mainstream pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of neuropathy, however, these medications only manage the symptoms and do not affect the disease course. Additionally, these medications typically have side effects such as sedation, leg swelling, and weight gain.

Studies have shown that Acupuncture has been found the effectively treat the symptoms of Neuropathy, while also slowing the course of the disease. A typical treatment plan consists of weekly visits lasting for about 6 to 8 weeks, and then slowly spacing out. In addition, at Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Natural Medicine, we offer dietary guidelines to help to treat Neuropathy, and offer Chinese Herbs along with Homeopathic injections that can make a significant difference. Of course, every individual is different, so every treatment plan will vary.

Dr. Lauren Edwards offers complimentary consultations, so call today to ask if Acupuncture can help in the treatment of your Neuropathy.