Acupuncture for Neuropathy: Benefits and Risks

Alternative peripheral neuropathy treatments

In addition to acupuncture, you can use home remedies to treat symptoms of neuropathy.

Regular exercise helps to increase blood circulation throughout the body, specifically the arms and legs. Increased blood circulation can help to restore nerve damage and reduce neuropathic pain. Exercise can also help to lower blood sugar levels, aid in weight loss, and strengthen the body.

Another home treatment for pain involves limiting your alcohol intake. Alcohol can increase nerve damage, and is sometimes the cause of neuropathy.

Taking a warm bath is also thought to soothe neuropathic pain. Warm water stimulates the body and increase blood circulation. As a result, pain symptoms decrease.

Outlook

If you’re looking for alternative treatments for neuropathic pain, in addition to traditional treatment methods, you may find success with acupuncture. Be sure to work with a licensed acupuncturist who has the appropriate credentials.

Before you get started with acupuncture, talk with your doctor about what’s causing your neuropathy. Without a proper medical diagnosis and professional recommendation for treatment, acupuncture may worsen pain symptoms or cause injury.

Talk to your doctor if you begin experiencing pain or other irregular symptoms from your acupuncture treatment.