Peripheral neuropathy has become a common theme the last couple of weeks.

What is peripheral neuropathy? it is the result of damage to your peripheral nerves (hands and feet). Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are:

~ Weakness
~ Tingling/prickling sensations
~ Numbness
~ Burning/freezing sensations
~ Extreme sensitivity to touch (blankets, socks...etc)
~ Pain can also radiate to other areas of the body (legs, 
~ Lack of coordination and mobility

How is peripheral neuropathy treated?

~ Acupuncture
~ Diet - healthy diet=healthy nerves
~ Exercise regularly - at least 30 minutes a day (even if it is
walking), movement means increased circulation, 
circulation is good
~ Manage medical conditions that put you at risk - 
diabetes, alcoholism and rheumatoid arthritis
~ Avoid factors that may cause nerve damage - repetitive
motions, cramped positions, exposure to toxic chemicals, 

Acupuncture helps neuropathy by promoting circulation to the affected areas. Disease, damage and dysfunction is the result of a lack of circulation in our bodies tissues and cells. Along with increased circulation, Acupuncture helps with neuropathic pain.

Contact Wildflower Acupuncture for any questions that you might have. End the year on the right foot!

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