Benefits of Acupuncture for Neurological Conditions

Many patients find that complementary and alternative therapies help manage pain caused by peripheral neuropathy. Complementary and alternative therapies are drug-free treatments that are non-invasive and support the idea that the body will work to heal itself. They may be used alone or may be combined with other medications and treatments. Acupuncture is one of those alternative and complementary therapies used to treat neuropathy. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that is performed today throughout the United States and Europe. For some people with peripheral neuropathy, acupuncture acts as a complementary therapy because it may reduce the need to take pain-relieving drugs. Acupuncturists are skilled at combing Chinese herb, cupping and vitamin point injection, which are known to help the affected nerves to regenerate faster.

Arriving at a of Neuropathy diagnosis is often complex, involving multiple steps:

  • Taking an appropriate and full history of symptoms and collecting relevant data

  • Physical examination

  • Generating a provisional and differential diagnosis

  • Testing (ordering, reviewing, and acting on test results) reaching a final diagnosis

Some of these tests include:

  • Tendon reflexes, Muscular strength/Tone

  • Sensory Tests, Coordination analysis

  • Blood tests, Urinalysis, Salivary Index testing

  • Thyroid function testing

  • Nerve conduction testing

  • Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging

Through consistent treatment, lifestyle and dietary changes; our clients find a significant reduction in pain and other symptoms as well as a reduced number of, “flare-ups.”

In addition to an overall improved health, our patients also document a number of additional benefits from neuropathy treatment at AHS:

  • Increase blood and oxygen flow

  • Promotes nerve repair

  • Decreases inflammation

  • Stop pain signals

  • Improve motor function

  • Enhance dopamine (Parkinson’s disease)