Neuropathy is a condition in which the peripheral nervous system becomes damaged, and distorts messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Because each peripheral nerve has a specific function, symptoms of neuropathy can vary depending on the affected area of the nervous system. Some symptoms include muscle weakness, a tingling sensation or numbness (paresthesia), involuntary muscle spasms, muscle loss, bone degeneration, and sensitivity to touch.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Neuropathy.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of neuropathy generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of neuropathy:
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