The needles used in acupuncture are inserted into your body’s pressure points to stimulate the nervous system. This releases endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers, in the muscles, spine, and brain. This technique changes your body’s response to pain.
Many people with neuropathy turn to acupuncture to relieve their chronic pain, migrant, headache, Bell’s palsy, Trigeminal pain, Singles pain. Acupuncture also stimulates blood flow to restore nerve damage.
Though research is still being done to test the effectiveness of acupuncture on peripheral neuropathy, there have been some successful studies.
In 2007, a pilot study confirmed that acupuncture as an alternative treatment improved symptoms for more neuropathic patients than those receiving traditional medical care.
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