Is there a Natural Treatment?

Peripheral neuropathy is a common disorder that is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves. This is especially common to the nerves branching out to the legs, arms, toes and fingers. The main cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes. However, it can also be caused by toxic trauma like chemotherapy or even physical injury. Also, applying too much pressure to the nerves can result in peripheral neuropathy.

There are a couple of remedies for peripheral neuropathy which includes the use of antidepressants. However, for most sufferers of peripheral neuropathy, treatment may extend beyond the use of conventional medicine depending on the extent of the pain. The following are some of the natural treatment for peripheral neuropathy.

1) Control your diabetes

As earlier stated, diabetes is a main cause of peripheral neuropathy. It therefore follows that to treat the condition you have to stay in control of your blood sugar levels in the body at all times. In fact, the best possible treatment of peripheral neuropathy is to have normal blood sugar levels in your body.

2) Walk it off

Body exercise is known to trigger the release of natural painkillers from the body. These painkillers are known as endorphins. In addition to that, exercise also enhances the effective flow of blood to all the nerve endings in the arms and legs. Studies have shown that regular physical exercise leads to the expansion of blood vessels which not only promotes blood flow to all the nerves in the body but also nourishes all the damaged nerves for peripheral neuropathy.

3) Take care of your feet

Overall feet care may help drastically reduce the pain caused by peripheral neuropathy or prevent it from recurring altogether. When your nerve endings are impaired, it could lead to several other complications such as injuries or other infections. You can prevent this by observing a strict feet care routine. This may be as simple as regular visits to a podiatrist and wearing comfortable shoes. Do not ignore any injury or pain to your feet, however minor it may seem.

4) Soak it away

The simplest and the least expensive treatment for peripheral neuropathy is to simply soak your feet or arms in warm water. Warm water can help promote the blood flow to the nerve endings in your arms and feet. Additionally, it is also an effective stress reliever.

5) Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves inserting needles in different places in your body. Researchers found out that this therapy may help in minimizing the peripheral neuropathy symptoms among sufferers. Several sessions of acupuncture are needed before a significant change can be felt. Ensure this is done by certified professionals.

For more information about symptoms and treatments, please ready my post Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy  and  Questions to ask your Neurologist 



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Dean S. Lewis