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Acupuncture for Peripheral Neuropathy

Written By Community Health & Wellness Center on April 23, 2022

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Are you suffering from unexplained numbness, tingling, pain, or loss of limb function? You could be experiencing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, a condition that can result from injury or disease. If medications and other traditional treatments aren’t delivering the right results, our professional acupuncture treatments at Community Health and Wellness Center in Plantation, FL can relieve your symptoms and help you live pain-free. 

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy refers to a type of nerve damage that affects the pathways connecting your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. It can cause symptoms like numbness, lack of sensation, and pain in the affected areas. Peripheral neuropathy can also lead to muscle weakness, uneven balance, and a lower quality of life. 

Nerve damage can even cause a drop in microcirculation, which leads to the loss of sensation. The condition can evolve slowly over time, so be sure to check in with your doctor if you experience any symptoms of nerve damage.  

What are the causes of peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy can be a consequence of conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, and Lyme disease. It can also result from traumatic injuries or inherited genetic diseases. 

How can acupuncture help treat peripheral neuropathy?

Acupuncture is a medical treatment that uses tiny needles to stimulate blood flow and break through energy blocks. The needles used in acupuncture activate nerve fibers in your muscles, which transmit impulses to your spinal cord and encourage your brain to release neuro-transmitters. These chemicals can dampen the intensity of your pain, or even will trigger the release of other hormones that downplay your body’s pain response. 

Most patients will need to attend multiple acupuncture sessions to notice lasting relief, although some participants may begin to feel better after their first appointment. Your chiropractor and acupuncturist can evaluate your symptoms and advise you on the best course of action and number of sessions for your peripheral neuropathy. 

Contact Community Health and Wellness Center

Reduce your symptoms of peripheral neuropathy with our professional acupuncture treatments at Community Health and Wellness Center in Plantation, FL. For more information about our holistic health services or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, call (954) 370-7246 or send us a message on our website

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