Traditional Chinese Medicine
Neuropathy has many causes. Some of them are chemotherapy, cancer radiation therapy, diabetes, spinal stenosis to name a few. Acupuncture has been treating with great results neuropathy for decades. Acupuncture helps to remove the excess energy from the area affected (many times it’s the feet and arms) along with releasing the bodies natural morphine response called endorphins. In addition, there has been great promise with the use of the fat soluble vitamin bentothiamin (B1), which can only be ordered by physicians. The NIH (National Institute of Health has allocated millions of dollar to researching the efficacy of the use of Bentothiamin. Physicians of all types have already seen excellent results in reducing and eliminating the pain from neuropathy. In addition, Chinese herbs are used to help reduce the nerve inflammation on a cellular level as well. In Lake Mary, Dr. Sheila L. Scott, Acupuncturist has been treating patients with neuropathy for over a decade with good results.
Our Lake Mary Acupuncture practice has been treating patients who suffer with neuropathy with great results.
According to the Mayo Clinic, peripheral neuropathy, is a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), which often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling. In many cases, symptoms improve, especially if caused by a treatable condition. Some medications can help neuropathy but come with nasty side effects.
An alternative approach to treating peripheral neuropathy may include a combination of the use of Chinese herbs and vitamins to help support nerve function, Acupuncture to help stimulate normal nerve communication, cold laser therapy to help regenerate damaged nerve function. In addition, dietary changes are a must to help the body return to homeostasis. We have found that many diabetics with peripheral neuropathy do not manage their blood glucose levels and some consume alcoholic beverages.
We also test for food sensitivities to determine what foods may be causing excess inflammation in the body thus aggravating neuropathy symptoms. In addition, homeopathic anti-inflammatory trigger point injections are used along with specialized electrical muscle stimulation.
There is hope for reducing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Sheila L. Scott – Lake Mary Acupuncturist
Navigating stay at home orders, working from home, schooling from home and the myriad other new things that are now a daily part of life is stressful. It can be easy to get overwhelmed with each new development and all the unknowns that surround our lives because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Traditional Chinese medicine offers something old and grounding to turn back to during this time.
The idea that supporting mental health is a significant factor in supporting physical health is a central tenet of traditional Chinese medicine. Beyond acupuncture and herbal remedies, TCM takes a holistic approach to health that includes simple things you can do each day to foster physical health through supporting that mind body connection. Here are six things you can incorporate into your daily routine to mitigate stress and stay healthy right now.
As the country moves toward reopening, reintegrating acupuncture treatments into your life will become an option again.
Just as businesses and community members are weighing their own personal choices amidst changing state guidelines, it is a personal choice whether or not you feel safe to visit an acupuncturist. As you weigh this choice, here are a few things to keep in mind.
First and foremost, it depends on our state regulations as to when I will be allowed to reopen my doors. Stay up-to-date on the current guidelines in our state, and if you have questions, you can always reach out to me.
From there, it is up to each practitioner to decide in what manner we would like to reopen. If you’re interested in receiving treatment again, please reach out to me to see what policies I’m adopting as I integrate the ongoing nature of the coronavirus pandemic into my business.
As the effects of the coronavirus outbreak continue to seep into everyday life, it can be hard to stay present rather than focusing on the myriad of concerns and questions everyone has. Unfortunately, this can be true for kids too.
Younger kids can perceive their caretakers’ stress and older kids are better aware of what’s going on for their families and in the world around them. As we navigate our own stress each day, it can be hard to know how to protect children from theirs. Traditional Chinese Medicine can support you in doing so, maybe lightening your personal load in the process. continue reading