Acupuncture works to treat peripheral neuropathy by promoting qi (energy) and blood circulation to clear obstructions causing discomfort or impairment within the body. Acupuncture points and Chinese herbs aim to rehabilitate nerve functions, reduce pain, and treat other symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy including: numbness, tingling, or prickling sensation, sharp, burning pain, muscle weakness, sensitivity to touch, and loss of coordination or balance.
There are many factors that can lead to trigeminal neuralgia. Acupuncture aims at reducing nerve pain and discomfort by naturally promoting sedation in overactive cranial nerves as well as bringing the body and mind to a state of balance and relaxation.
A combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other modalities can be used to treat symptoms related to Bell’s palsy including one-sided facial paralysis, drooling, inability or difficulty closing eyelid, tingling and numbness, and/or facial pain. Acupuncture points are selected to stimulate specific facial nerves and clear blockages reaching up to the face, along with treating other imbalances within the body based on the presented symptoms and other underlying conditions.
Acupuncture and moxibustion, a practice of burning mugwort and lightly applying the heat over various areas of the body, are often combined together to treat postherpetic neuralgia. This protocol aims to restore qi and blood as well as expel dormant pathogens within the body resulting in nerve pain or residual painful blistering.
Post Stroke recovery
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have shown to be beneficial for treating individuals recovering from a recent stroke, as well as taking preventative measures for future recurrences by treating both physical and emotional conditions being presented. Acupuncture points are selected to stimulate the nervous system and promote blood circulation and stability; and treatment plans are aimed at reducing stroke-related symptoms such as: hemiplegia, vertigo, imbalance, difficulty swallowing or speaking, seizures, and depression.
A lot of people experience nerve pain but when it is severe or chronic you want it gone immediately. The most important thing in dealing with nerve pain is finding the cause and, if possible, finding an effective treatment.