Peripheral neuropathy is a nervous system condition that affects at least 20 million people in the United States. If you’re part of that population, you may have been told your only treatment options are prescription medications with unwanted side effects. And, if you choose not to take the drugs, you’re told to simply learn to live with the pain.
At Minnesota Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture, Clinical Director and Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Kierstin Beaman, DACM, LAc, offers a comprehensive Neuropathy Relief Program that combines acupuncture and other all-natural and holistic treatments that help you ease the symptoms of neuropathy and improve mobility.
You have a vast communication network built right into your body. Your peripheral nervous system sends signals to your brain and spinal cord from all other parts of your body. These signals include information about sensation, movement, and function. Your brain then sends a response to the stimulus.
When there’s damage to the peripheral nervous system, you may experience weakness, numbness, and pain in the extremities. People usually notice the problem first in their hands and feet, but it can affect other areas of the body, too.
Peripheral neuropathy may develop because of trauma, infections, certain medications, chemotherapy, or inherited causes. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes; chronic high blood sugar levels damage the small blood vessels that supply the nerves in your body. Peripheral neuropathy affects nearly 50% of people with diabetes during their lifetime.
Here at Minnesota Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture, we can help if the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy prevent you from doing activities you once enjoyed. We can also help you get relief from numbness, burning, shooting, and electrical pain in your hands and feet without the use of pharmaceutical solutions.
The painless treatments used at our office stimulate blood vessels for regrowth. This helps the peripheral nerves get the proper nutrients necessary to heal and repair themselves.
Our Neuropathy Relief Program includes acupuncture, which helps restore blood flow and stimulates the body’s nerve pathways. Acupuncture also helps with nerve regeneration and preservation by stimulating damaged nerve fibers.
Research indicates that acupuncture effectively treats peripheral neuropathy, without the side effects associated with medications.
Along with acupuncture, you may also benefit from:
Electroacupuncture is a modern version of traditional acupuncture. During treatment, Dr. Beaman places needles in key acupuncture points and then attaches a small electrode to the needles. The small amount of electricity that runs through the electrode enhances the treatment’s ability to stimulate nerves.
Your body also releases natural painkillers, such as endorphins, in response, which help reduce pain and inflammation.
Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) treats pain with a low-level electrical current. Dr. Beaman uses a special device to deliver a mild electrical current to specific parts of your body to encourage natural healing and reduce pain.
Ozone therapy has antioxidant, immune boosting, and cellular metabolism-enhancing effects. Ozone therapy can be particularly helpful for patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Terahertz waves can match the vibration frequency of human cells. When applied therapeutically, they can reactivate dormant cells and help restore feeling and function in patients with peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Beaman customizes your treatment plan to the severity of your condition, its cause, and your overall health.
Contact Minnesota Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture today to find out more about the Neuropathy Relief Program and how Dr. Beaman can help you get your life back. To schedule a consultation, call our Coon Rapids, Minnesota, office at 651-272-7998, or book an appointment online.