Monday, 16 January 2017

Neuropathy Treatment Alternatives With Video Explanations (Vid)

Today's post from (see link below) is useful for many neuropathy patients searching for alternative treatments after almost all else has failed. The difference with other similar posts here on the blog is that it uses videos to illustrate the information given and these automatically lead to a better understanding compared with a black and white text. That is not to say that everything you see here is 100 % true, or will certainly work. That depends on the user and it would be advisable to do much more research of your own into each of these treatments and maybe discuss it with your doctor before beginning. St. John's Wort for instance, is a definite no-no for people under treatment for HIV because it interferes with the workings of the HIV drugs. Therefore, doing your own background investigations is very important. However, the information you see here is extremely useful, if only to convince you that a particular treatment is not for you. Cost is also an issue for many people whose insurance doesn't cover such alternative therapies. Nevertheless, worth a read.

Alternative Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted 1 week ago by Srikanth R  Jan 1 2017
Peripheral means beyond, here, beyond the brain and the spinal cord. Neuro means related to nerves. Pathy is a suffix derived from the Greek term pathos, which means suffering or disease.

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when the peripheral nerves do not function properly due to damage.

Here are some alternative treatments for peripheral neuropathy.


Yogasanas like Pawanamukthasana and Adho Mukha Shwanasana are helping many peripheral neuropathy patients mamage the disease.


St. John's Wort alleviates pain. Capsaicin is an anti-inflammatory substance found in chili peppers. Topical creams containing this substance reduce burning sensation.


Human body produces L-carnitine and stores it in organs like brain and liver. Diabetics who display neuropathy symptoms may regain regular sensation in their limbs by increasing L-carnitine levels in the body. This is as per experts at the University of Maryland Medical Center



Peripheral neuropathy may also be caused by deficiency in vitamins B1, B12 and E. In these cases consuming foods containing these vitamins may reduce symptoms.


Omega-3 fatty acids and essential fatty acids called gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and alpha-Lipoic acid (ALA) help diabetic peripheral neuropathy patients. This is as per Kathleen Head's statistics in the Alternative Medicine Review. These acids improve blood flow and reduce peripheral neuropathy symptoms. 


Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), eases pain caused by nerve damage. 

Tai Chi

Li Li, a professor of kinesiology at LSU, uses Tai Chi to fight peripheral neuropathy.

Alternative treatments are benefitting many peripheral neuropathy patients worldwide.

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