Neuropathy, which manifests itself as nerve pain or tingling, can result from a number of different disorders. According to a leading medical news site, more than 20 million Americans suffer from this ailment. As you get older, chances increase that you or a loved one could be susceptible to one or more of the disorders that may lead to neuropathy. Neuropathy acupuncture performed by experienced practitioners has been shown to relieve neuropathy to a large extent.

What Acupuncture Offers

The traditional treatment for this ailment is varied, including pain medications, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and even surgery. If the underlying issue cannot be determined, then only the symptoms can be treated. The ancient Chinese healing art of acupuncture uses needles to bring back the natural equilibrium of the body. Dr. Li Zheng and Dr. Changhong Zhou of Boston Chinese Acupuncture offer neuropathy acupuncture, which both treats the symptoms of neuropathy as well as many of the underlying conditions.

What the Process Entails

Acupuncture is based on the idea that the stimulation of certain points on the body can restore balance to its various systems. As such, treatments involve removing any obstructions that may be blocking your body’s natural energy flow. Neuropathy acupuncture is then used to restore proper circulation to the nerves. Affected tissues thus have a chance to be nourished so that the body begins the process of repair, which can eventually result in the patient experiencing less pain. In short, acupuncture relieves the pressure on the nerves and helps balance the nervous system. These are intricate processes, which is why neuropathy acupuncture should be carried out by experienced practitioners of Chinese medicine.

How Acupuncture Works

A session of neuropathy acupuncture starts when the specialist asks the patient questions, assesses the situation, analyzes test reports and recommendations and takes note of the medications prescribed. These steps help the acupuncturist to understand the patient and his or her physical needs. A person is treated according to their unique energy flow patterns and the initial assessment allows the practitioner to identify the important acupuncture points on the body that will deliver the best results. By following the acupuncturists’ instructions and the treatment plan, patients will experience alleviation in their pain and relief from the underlying disorder.

Author's Bio: 

Li Zheng is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with 11 years of formal training, including 6 years of residency. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the US and is a Harvard Medical School-trained researcher and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her two practices are located in Needham, MA and Boca Raton, FL. She has 26 years of clinical experience. Here she is sharing the information about Neuropathy Acupuncture