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Do you recommend acupuncture for neuropathy?

I was diagnosed with diabetes a couple of years ago, and I recently started to experience neuropathy in my left foot. Should I try acupuncture to treat the nerve damage?

35 Answers

It certainly should help and definitely will not hurt. I would recommend it.
Acupuncture is always worth a try. Yes
Acupuncture is great for neuropathy and nerve damage.

Yours in Health,

Acupuncture can help with neuropathy. Depending on your condition, the number of treatments will vary greatly.
Yes - Eastern Medicine which includes modern medical acupuncture can be very effective at treatment of the neuropathy when in combination with Rx form your PCP. Great Results !!!
Hello and thank you for your question! Yes, try acupuncture for diabetic neuropathy! The sooner you come in, the better the results. Acupuncture will stimulate the area of neuropathy, which triggers your brain to increase circulation of blood and nutrients to the area, thereby improving sensation. Your acupuncturist may also use electrical-stimulation (or e-stim) to help optimize results.
Yes! It works better than most things along with herbal medicine.
Absolutely! I have had clinical experience treating neuropathy. A licensed practitioner will be able to help repair nerve damage by stimulating the affected nerves, increasing blood flow (particularly in the affected area) and releasing hormones and neurotransmitters, like endorphins and repair cells. A reduction in pain and numbness has been found as a result of acupuncture treatment of neuropathy as has been substantial decreases in the neuropathy itself. In some cases, patients have reported that all signs of their neuropathy have disappeared. However, nerve damage does take some time to heal and the extent to which yours will heal will differ person to person.
Yes! Acupuncture with other modalities like injection therapy and proper supplementation can resolve neuropathy.
Acupuncture helps with any nerve-related health condition.
Yes, absolutely! Acupuncture is a powerful tool to treat diabetes and also neuropathy. Be well, be confident, we can help.
Yes, acupuncture with electric stimulation can help patients with neuropathy. Please get treatment as soon as possible.
Yes. Acupuncture can help stimulate the nerves and blood flow. At the same time, with proper herbal formula and recommend food therapy as well.
Yes. The body heals itself as life-giving nutrients are delivered to all areas of the body. Acupuncture promotes and reestablishes the free flow of blood to restored nerve damage. Talk with your doctor to get referral to licensed acupuncturist.
It never hurts to try acupuncture.
100% recommended for neuropathy.
Yes, definitely. Acupuncture can heal the nerve damage.
Absolutely. Acupuncture is very effective in treating all types of pain and it can even help you to manage your blood sugar levels.
Yes, there is extensive research on the benifits of acupuncture for naturopathy. The sooner you start treatments the faster it can be resolved.
Thank you for your question about the appropriateness of acupuncture for neuropathy. It is my experience that acupuncture can, in fact, be very helpful in improving circulation and thereby decreasing neuropathy.

Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac.
I have specifically focused my doctoral studies on neuropathy. The reason is because there is a high-demand for helping patients with neuropathy, because pharmaceutical medication just doesn't work!
It may take months, or maybe even a year of receiving treatment 2x a week. However, acupuncture can manage neuropathy throughout the week. Eventually, with enough treatments, I have heard of some patients completely curing their neuropathy through acupuncture.
This also includes other conditions such as: plantar fasciitis, chemotherapy neuropathy, and tingling along the extremities.
Acupuncture helps to relieve the chronic pain of neuropathy, as well as stimulates blood flow to help tissues recover from nerve damage. A small study published in 2007 in the European Journal of Neurology showed acupuncture to be more effective for improving symptoms of peripheral neuropathy than traditional medical care.
Good Afternoon,

1. Acupuncture is quiet effective to treat neuropathy.
2. Please make sure that you don't have any open lesion in the needling area.

Absolutely. Just this month, I have had several neuropathy patients referred to me by their primary physician to help with the condition. Most of those patients have already stopped needing to see me for neuropathy as they no longer have pain.
Yes, I have several patients who I am treating for neuropathy. Acupuncture can be very effective for this symptom, but it can take a while to get complete relief. The sooner you start, the less time it will take to start helping. Sticking with the diet they suggest for diabetes is also key.
Yes, DM induces neuropathy is a serious problem. Acupuncture has improved the symptom well. You need a series of treatment. Please start it ASAP.
Yes absolutely. Acupuncture can improve nerve conduction, increase blood flow to the effected limbs and prevent the progression of the neuropathy.
Yes. This is one therapy that can help with neuropathy. I wouldn't wait.
I recommend you try acupuncture for neuropathy. From my experience, it works great!
We've helped lots of people with nephropathy to reduce meds and control pain.
Acupuncture is very helpful with neuropathies and with diabetes. Be sure to find a trained professional a "Licensed Acupuncturist" and find one who is comfortable or who has worked with this issue before. If you don't get good results from the first practitioner (do give it a few tries before feeling it isn't working) don't give up. Find someone else.

Good luck.
Absolutely, acupuncture is great for nephropathy. In fact, many research study support it. Many patients also noticed their glucose is controlled better.
Acupuncture is an excellent choice for managing all sorts of pain, including neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. I've done quite a bit of work with both kinds of neuropathy patients and usually get excellent results. It might take 3 to 5 treatments to bring things under control, so be prepared to commit to a few sessions. For the best results, please make sure you're seeing an NCCAOM board certified acupuncturist. If your doctor hasn't already recommended someone, you can visit the "Find a Practitioner" link at to get a practitioner local to you.