Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes that affects the nerves in the hands and feet. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment that has been shown to be effective in relieving the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It works by stimulating specific points on the body with needles. This helps to improve blood flow to the nerves and reduce inflammation.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that acupuncture was effective in reducing pain and improving function in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The study participants received 20 acupuncture treatments over a period of 10 weeks.
Another study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that acupuncture was effective in improving nerve conduction velocity in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Nerve conduction velocity is a measure of how quickly electrical signals travel along the nerves.
If you are living with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, acupuncture may be a helpful treatment option for you. Talk to your doctor to see if acupuncture is right for you.
Here are some of the benefits of using acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy:
- It can help to reduce pain and improve function.
- It can help to improve nerve conduction velocity.
- It can help to reduce inflammation.
- It is a safe and natural treatment.
- It has few side effects.
If you are considering acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, call today to set up a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for treatment.