Is acupuncture good for neuropathy?
my acupuncturist thinks it's good, but I've had only one treatment, so can't express much of an opinion yet.
For me very much so, I was crushed back in 2010 between to cement mixers at work, lucky to be alive, Any how acupuncture work for me it took a while almost a full year. but it did get much better it probably will not go totally away for me it was a large improvement hang in there do not give up time will help.
There are several ways to treat pain caused by diabetic neuropathy though they are topical to the pain and symptoms you are having. You can take duloxetine, pregabalin, or gabapentin to help relieve the pain or try a more physical approach like acupuncture or physical therapy. Ultimately it is best to discuss with your doctor what your treatment path should be as some medicines can have side effects that you may be unaware of.
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Neuropathy refers to any disease or injury affecting nerves or nerve cells. It may refer to: Peripheral neuropathy, any condition affecting peripheral nerves Cranial neuropathy, any condition affecting cranial nerves Optic neuropathy, any condition affecting the optic nerve (including Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy) Auditory neuropathy, any condition affecting the auditory nerve Neuropathic pain, caused by neuropathy or by damage elsewhere in the nervous system
Neuropathy is a common problem in patients with diabetes. Unfortunately, it is only partially prevented by good glucose control. Neuropathy can cause numbness, tingling, or burning in the affected areas, which is not reversible. It is usually progressive. Neuropathy not only occurs in the somatic nerves (sensory nerves), but also in the autonomic nerves, where it causes gastroparesis.
The four major forms of nerve damage are polyneuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, mononeuropathy, and mononeuritis multiplex. The most common form is peripheral polyneuropathy, which mainly affects the feet and legs. Often the form of neuropathy is further broken down as to cause (see below), or other type, such as small fiber peripheral neuropathy, which is idiopathic. There are other less common forms of neuropathy, for example Enteric Neuropathy.1 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuropathy
I have what is called Peripheral Neuropathy.....but I do fall under the typical causes of Peripheral Neuropathy. What I have is Idiopathic Neuropathy, (In some cases, however, even with extensive evaluation, the cause of a person's Peripheral Neuropathy remains unknown - this is called Idiopathic Neuropathy). I was told by my Neurologist that by the time you feel the symptoms the damage is already done and there is no regeneration of the nerves. So it…