Natural Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

Preventing Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy: Brief Overview

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where the nerves in your peripheral nervous system (such as the nerves in the hands and feet, face, and internal organs) stop functioning properly.  This means you won’t feel sensations as you should, such as loss of heat and cold sensations, and feeling pain with no provocation.  See our first two articles on peripheral neuropathy at https://balancetcm.co.nz/category/a-z-diseases/neuropathy/ for more information.

Peripheral Neuropathy: Can I Prevent It?

As with any illness, it’s always better to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place, rather than to treat it later.  Luckily, there are many options for peripheral neuropathy prevention.  These include lifestyle tips, as well as getting advice from your doctor.

Your doctor will be able to answer any questions you have about genetic causes of peripheral neuropathy, and if you are at risk due to hereditary reasons.  They will also be able to give you steps to help lower your risk.

If you require medications, it’s a good idea to ask your doctor about taking medications that have a lower risk of causing peripheral neuropathy as a side effect. 

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There are also many lifestyle tips to help with peripheral neuropathy prevention.  Reducing, and especially quitting smoking can help to promote healthy circulation, which means your nerves will be more likely to stay healthy too.  Improving your quality of sleep may also help.  This can be achieved by setting a regulated sleep pattern and avoiding caffeine.

Improving the quality of food is also a major factor in peripheral neuropathy prevention and is also a great tip for staying healthy altogether!  Make sure you get enough nutritious fruits, vegetables and wholesome grains to nourish your body.  For more information about following a healthy diet, see our website at https://balancetcm.co.nz/category/diet-and-nutrition/.

Outlook for Peripheral Neuropathy Patients:

While peripheral neuropathy prevention is the ideal, sometimes this is not always possible.  For instance, you may have never heard of peripheral neuropathy at all until you experienced it yourself.  There are many ways of treating peripheral neuropathy, depending on the underlying cause.  By treating the underlying cause, which may even be another disease such as diabetes, you can reduce the effects of peripheral neuropathy.  There are also may options for self-care, and medications to help treat peripheral neuropathy if you already have it.

Chinese Medicine and Peripheral Neuropathy:

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many ailments.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, health problems are treated by finding out the root cause of the problem.  Since all the organs in the body are related to each other, an imbalance in one organ may lead to symptoms occurring in other parts of the body.  Chinese Medicine attempts to find the main imbalance in your body, and to then restore that balance through acupuncture and herbal medicine.  This allows the organs in your body to regain their natural function, which in turn relieves symptoms such as those of peripheral neuropathy.

For more information about how Chinese Medicine can help improve your health and treat peripheral neuropathy, see our website at https://balancetcm.co.nz/traditional-chinese-medicine-hamilton/, and https://balancetcm.co.nz/category/a-z-diseases/neuropathy/.

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References:

Carey, E. (2021, October 5). Peripheral Neuropathy. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/peripheral-neuropathy

Centre of Balance Hamilton: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (n.d.). Archive for category: Diet and Nutrition. https://balancetcm.co.nz/category/diet-and-nutrition/

Centre of Balance Hamilton: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (n.d.). Archive for category: Neuropathy. https://balancetcm.co.nz/category/a-z-diseases/neuropathy/

Phua, S. (n.d.). What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine? Centre of Balance Hamilton: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. https://balancetcm.co.nz/traditional-chinese-medicine-hamilton/