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Studies Show Acupuncture Effective for Peripheral Neuropathy In Diabetics

Posted Mar 04 2011 8:28am

A 2007 study called “Clinical Observation On The Effects of Acupuncture In Treating Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy” comprising of 60 participants found that those receiving acupuncture had a greater improvement in neurological symptoms as well as improved nerve function for both sensory and motor nerve conduction when compared to the control group.

A Chinese study with 90 participants receiving body or wrist and ankle acupuncture had significantly improved blood sugar and lipids, decreased blood viscosity, and improved functions of peripheral nerve cells. This resulted in therapeutic effects for diabetic peripheral neuritis compared to the control group.

Another study conducted in Africa in 2006 found that out of 126 patients who received acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, 86% felt the treatment as being effective for reducing symptoms in their hands and feet.

In a 2006 Canadian study titled “Acupuncture Treatment for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy – A Case Series” acupuncture was utilized in five cases to reduce neuropathic pain in cancer patients. The acupuncture treatment was effective in these cases where medication had failed.

These studies illustrate the benefits of modern day acupuncture to those who suffer from diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

If you or a loved one suffers from diabetic neuropathy and you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul/ Twin Cities area to sure to sign up for our newsletter at Acupuncture Peripheral Neuropathy Clinic . And call our clinic today at 612-866-4000 to set up your first appointment for optimal health.

“After receiving acupuncture twice a week from Steven Sonmore, L.Ac., I no longer have any numbness or tingling in my right hand. The pain in my calves has improved. I also have seen improvements in my vision when nothing else has worked. I have not used my walker for months. Steven has also helped me with herbs that have helped with constipation and headaches.” Naomi Commers

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