Peripheral neuropathy refers to a condition characterized by damage or dysfunction of the peripheral nerves, which connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. It often manifests as tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the extremities such as the hands and feet. This debilitating condition can greatly impact one's quality of life, hindering their ability to perform routine tasks and enjoy their favorite activities.
Peripheral neuropathy can stem from various factors, including:
Diabetes: Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can lead to nerve damage over time.
Trauma or Injury: Accidents, falls, or repetitive stress injuries can harm peripheral nerves.
Autoimmune Disorders: Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can trigger nerve inflammation.
Infections: Certain viral or bacterial infections can damage nerves.
Toxins: Exposure to toxins like heavy metals or certain medications can cause neuropathy.
Genetic Predisposition: In some cases, peripheral neuropathy may be hereditary.
Cancer treatment side effects: Chemotherapy can cause neuropathy in 19% to 85% of patients.
If you have been experiencing the symptoms of Peripheral neuropathy you may have been prescribed some of the following medications by your western doctor:
Medications: Pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or opioids, are often prescribed to manage neuropathic pain. However, these medications may come with side effects, including drowsiness, nausea, constipation, or even addiction in the case of opioids.
Antidepressants: Certain antidepressant medications, such as tricyclic antidepressants or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), may be prescribed to help relieve pain associated with peripheral neuropathy. However, they can cause side effects like dizziness, dry mouth, and changes in appetite.
Anticonvulsants: Drugs typically used to treat seizures, such as gabapentin or pregabalin, are sometimes prescribed to help alleviate nerve-related pain. However, these medications can cause dizziness, drowsiness, and in rare cases, more serious side effects like mood changes or allergic reactions.
There are however natural alternatives that provide relief with little to no side effects. At Bodhi TCM Acupuncture we have developed a groundbreaking approach that combines the best of modern technology and traditional Chinese medicine to effectively treat peripheral neuropathy. Our goal is to address the root cause of the condition while providing relief from symptoms. Our personalized protocols leverage the power of acupuncture, electroacupuncture and ATP Biotherapy® allowing us to achieve remarkable results in even the most complex and chronic cases.
"After struggling with peripheral neuropathy for years, I had lost hope of ever living without pain. But my life took a positive turn when I found Dr. Andrea. Her personalized treatment plan brought me relief I hadn't thought possible. Now, I can finally enjoy walking on the beach, gardening, and playing with my grandchildren pain-free!" Shares Sarah N. resident of Satellite Beach FL.
Dr. Andrea's take: "Peripheral neuropathy is a very common condition that affects so many of my patients. My greatest joy is to see my patients progress day after day and witness the small changes they start making towards getting back to doing what they love. From being able to drive themselves again, walking their dog, playing golf or going dancing. I get to help them feel better and that is what motivates me everyday."
Peripheral neuropathy doesn't have to be a lifelong barrier to your happiness and well-being. With our unparalleled success in treating this condition, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey towards a pain-free and fulfilling life. Break free from the limitations imposed by peripheral neuropathy, and reclaim the activities that bring you joy. Schedule a consultation today to find out how we can help 321-312-0771.