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Can acupuncture help neuropathy in feet?

I am a 38 year old female. I want to know if acupuncture can help neuropathy in feet?

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It depends on the cause of the neuropathy and on what else is being used. Neuropathy can be a side effect of some medications. If that is the case and the patient continues to take the medication, I have not had results with acupuncture for neuropathy.
Yes, it can but, I will say that I find in practice for this to be pretty hit or miss. Some people respond very well, others not so much; you just have to try and see.
Yes can help
So far I know acupuncture is the only treatment that help regeneration of nerves. Neuropathy caused by chemotherapy or sciatica can be completely resolved if the treatment started early enough; can have significant improvement if it was caused by diabetics or idiopathic. Dr Yali Li
Yes, absolutely. Acupuncture is good for relief pain as many Americans know now. Acupuncture also is very good for neuropathy and neurotic problems and emotions and psychogenic problems.
Yes! Acupuncture works effectively for such conditions.
Yes acupuncture, massage and herbs can help you.

Yes. Acupuncture does help with neuropathy. Please consult your local acupuncturist.


Scott Sang In Lee
We are very successful addressing neuropathy in the lower extremities and feet due to different conditions.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.

Yes, acupuncture can help neuropathy in feet. The results depend on what's the cause of neuropathy. For example, if it's from high blood sugar, the results will be very good. Normally in 2 months, the neuropathy will be at least more than 60% less. if it's from chemo or other chemical damage, it takes longer to recover. So, the improvements are individual. Overall, in our clinic, the success rate is above 85%.
Yes it can, it may take a series of treatments and some lifestyle changes.
I have used acupuncture to help with neuropathy of the feet. Of course the practitioner should get to the root of the problem and address it as so. See if your primary will approve of alternative medicine first.

Live Happy,

There has been some success in treating neuropathy, outcomes vary between patients. Acupuncture is a person-focused medicine, not problem focused, therefore, treating neuropathy will entail having a full health history done to understand the whole person in order for treatment to be effective. If you seek out a qualified licensed practitioner, not someone who does dry needling, then you are more likely to see results over the course of several weeks. Of course, how quickly, or if, a person responds to acupuncture will vary and could depend upon severity of condition and other co-morbid conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. But acupuncture has had some success stories with neuropathy, so long as the patient allows enough time (enough treatments) to dedicate to receiving acupuncture and is realistic about time frame of outcomes. Good luck!!
Yes, acupuncture is very effective in treating neuropathy in feet. Neuropathy occurs in the feet or hands due to nerve damage. Over time, the nerves lose blood supply due to constriction which causes them to degenerate. They start sending abnormal signals to the brain as nerve damage progresses. People with Peripheral Neuropathy describe the pain as stabbing, burning, or tingling. Some people experience numbness as the nerve damage progresses. Once sensation is lost in the feet, balance problems start to occur and you may be at risk of falling. If it’s in your hands, you may experience weakened grip and begin to drop things.

THREE things to know to determine treatment:
- What is the underlying cause?
- How much nerve damage has been sustained?
- How much treatment will be required?

FOUR goals of treatment:
- Increase blood flow
- Stimulate nerve fibers
- Decrease brain based pain
- Enhance your quality of life!

We will provide a neurological and vascular exam to determine the extent of injury to the nerves. Then, we will develop a COMPREHENSIVE treatment plan customized for YOUR neuropathy symptoms. Your program will be based on the length of time you’ve had symptoms and the degree of sensory loss you’re experiencing. (Please note: we do not accept patients with greater than 85% sensory loss.)
Yes, definitely!

Thank you for your question. We are sorry you are dealing with neuropathy. It is a stubborn condition. Dr. Haskell has had great success with acupuncture and neuropathy. It is progressive disease and acupuncture can be instrumental in stopping this progression. Acupuncture can reduce pain and bring back feeling to areas of numbness. Depending on how severe the neuropathy is will dictate the number of treatments needed to create change.

Thank you,

Lily Cuellar
Yes, you will get much relief with acupuncture if you have neuropathy.

Acupuncture can help neuropathy in general. Actually that’s one of the most common problems that patients come for acupuncture treatments. To get more detailed information, please contact licensed acupuncturist.
Thank you.
In general terms acupuncture has proven to have good results helping to reduce neuropathic pain. But, first thing is to determine what is the pattern that is causing it, form the perspective of the Traditional Chinese Medicine. Once the pattern is identified, a treatment plan can be established in order to treat the cause of the neuropathy.
Yes, acupuncture can help with foot neuropathy, but it takes time, so stick with it.
Acupuncture helps neuropathy in the feet.
Yes! Depending how long the patient has had the Neuropathy will determine how many treatments they will need. Usually with in 2 weeks a patient will notice a huge change in their pain.
Yes, very much. You should try it.
Yes, it can help.
Yes, take a while though.
Yes. Acupuncture can be very effective in treating neuropathy and other nerve conditions.
No, can not.
It definitely can! Of note, there are several different causes for neuropathy and you would want to know what you have. The most recent study on this was the study on acupuncture effects for diabetic neuropathy and the results were very optimistic.
Acupuncture can be very helpful with neuropathy.
Usually, yes, acupuncture can be a good choice for relief from lower limb neuropathy. The one outlier here is: if the foot neuropathy is a diabetic complication and the patient's blood sugar is not well controlled, acupuncture isn't going to be much long-term help. If the patient's blood sugar is under control, then yes, acupuncture can provide relief.