Peripheral neuropathy affects over 4 million people in the UK. If the condition is diagnosed and treated promptly there are some treatments that can slow or stop the progression of the nerve damage and can help to control some of the pain but there is no conventional treatment that reverses PN or diabetes. There are many circumstances where treatment for peripheral neuropathy is unavailable or involves the heightened risk of damaging side effects. This is where acupuncture can make a real and wonderful difference.
Clinical study after clinical study is showing that acupuncture makes a considerable benefit to patients with both diabetic and non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This is not limited to but includes those whose neuropathy is associated with diabetes (DPNP), HIV/AIDS, and chemotherapy.*
We have witnessed excellent improvement in peripheral neuropathy clients at The Gilbert Clinic. What’s more, acupuncture is an extremely safe modality with few, if any, side effects when practiced by a qualified acupuncturist. As an adjunct to your existing treatment or if there is no other treatment being offered, this is the time to find out how well acupuncture at The Gilbert Clinic could work for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will it help?
Acupuncture seems to improve the function of areas of the body where there is nerve damage. This is called nerve conduction. Patients being treated for peripheral neuropathy report results ranging from long-term, gradual improvement in symptoms to dramatic results in just a few visits.
How many visits will I need?
This is a highly individualised treatment. We will set your treatment schedule after your initial consultation. Length of treatment may depend on the severity of your condition and how long you have been experiencing the symptoms.
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