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Acupuncture and Peripheral Neuropathy Relief

By Toni Twitty

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 20 million people in the United States suffer from peripheral neuropathy. The NIH also notes that it is particularly common among those suffering from diabetes. So, what is peripheral neuropathy and can acupuncture help to relieve its symptoms?

Medical professionals define peripheral neuropathy as a disease affecting the nerves that causes weakness, numbness and pain in the feet and hands. Symptoms vary but can include tingling and/or numbness in the hands and feet, sharp, stabbing pain, a weak or heavy feeling in the arms and legs, itchy, burning, and even a drop in blood pressure for some.

How Acupuncture Can Help

Research suggests that acupuncture can help with the pain and discomfort of peripheral neuropathy. A pilot study done in 2007 provided promising results and a 2017 study also found that, “acupuncture appears to improve nerve conduction study parameters in both sensory and motor nerves.”

In addition to improving the immune system and improving the flow of blood in the body, Be Well Acupuncture and their cutting edge integrative solutions including ATP BioResonance Therapy™ can reduce your pain and improve your sensation.  

If you think you suffer from peripheral neuropathy, call Be Well Acupuncture to get your complimentary sensory exam. The sensory exam is important so we have a proper medical diagnosis and provide the proper treatment recommendations for your stage of the disease. 

Dr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture OKC in Oklahoma City, OK is an expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, general wellness, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health today!