We are successfully helping people with Peripheral Neuropathy. We use a unique Acupuncture treatment program that has now helped 100’s of sufferers, reducing symptoms, and stopping it progressing. This is good news, as for doctors peripheral neuropathy is extremely difficult to treat.
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is really a group of conditions where pain, tingling, numbness or weakness are symptoms of damage to peripheral nerves, which make up the peripheral nervous system (that is all the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, the central nervous system).
What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropthy
Pain, pins and needles, numbness, tingling and weakness are the usual signs of PN. Everybody is different and their condition changes with time and treatment so consulting with your doctor at the earliest opportunity is highly recommended as a first step.
What causes peripheral neuropathy?
There are many causes but the most common cause is diabetes. The other most common causes are aging and chemotherapy for cancer.
There are quite a variety of other less common causes, chemical and physical sources of injury to the nerves or their protective sheaths.
Examples include compression of a nerve, whether by inflammation, such as in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or by tumour, both malignant or non-cancerous, or any growth such as by a bone spur. Chemical causes can be poisoning by alcohol or by heavy metals like mercury.
Finding out the cause of your condition is the first crucial step to taking control of your health.
Doctors struggle to treat peripheral neuropathy
There are two goals in treating PN. The first is to manage the cause of your neuropathy. If the root cause is remedied, the nerves often get better on their own. The second goal is to control the symptoms, hopefully gaining relief from pain.
Some neuropathies can be managed to decrease the symptoms, controlling the pain, but in general it is agreed that there are no effective conventional treatments for PN. No mainstream treatment promoted by the world’s highest medical authorities has a better than 50% success rate in providing 50% improvement. They all admit that PN is difficult to treat effectively and say it is impossible to cure.
Acupuncture treats peripheral neuropathy
We have been successfully treating pn using treatments pioneered by Jonathon Gilbert in America. He has now successfully treated 100’s of patients with acupuncture.
We find that a program of fortnightly acupuncture treatment can improve symptoms, quality of life, & your prospects for the future.