Neuropathy, or Peripheral Neuropathy, is defined as having numbness, tingling or (burning) pain in the hands and feet. It is a fairly common symptom, occurring in people with spinal injuries, diabetes, and genetic conditions such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome1.
Neuropathy is a serious symptom, which often affects people’s quality of life. People who do not have feeling in their hands or feet are more prone to injury and infection, as well as finding difficulty in daily tasks such as walking, fine motor work, or gripping.
Acupuncture can be effective with treating these symptoms, often brings immediate pain relief. It will take a series of treatments for the feeling and strength to come back completely and for the body to stay in balance, providing lasting effects. How often or how long treatment should proceed will be individual, depending on the cause and the overall health of the patient.
1. Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome is hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy or peroneal muscular atrophy, comprises a group of disorders that affect peripheral nerves.