Peripheral Neuropathy is a term used to describe damage to the peripheral nervous system, which is the extensive communication network the brain uses to transmit the body’s information from every part of the body to the brain and the central nervous system via the spinal cord.

These crucial connections play a vital role in body functioning through the communications from peripheral nerves. When this message is interrupted or distorted by damage to the nerves the brain receives partial or mixed messages. The highly specialized peripheral nerves display damage in a multitude of ways, such as: numbness, tingling, touch sensitive, wasting of muscles, inability to digest food, partial or full paralysis, or organ and gland dysfunction.

Many sufferers of peripheral neuropathy explore alternative therapies to help alleviate pain and related neuropathy issues for symptom relief to complement or combine with traditional therapies, studies at the Mayo Clinic have shown progress in potential healing for peripheral neuropathy cases.

Biofeedback

In Biofeedback sessions, your body associations of physical functions versus actual pain signals are learned through a feedback method administered by a certified therapist or technician. Your body’s response are recorded and analyzed how it interprets the physiological symptoms of peripheral neuropathy issues. This association can be used to develop and process reactions to signals, as well as use self-guided therapies (massage or mediation) to lessen the physical pain. Flashing lights and cues with beeping sounds help determine the reactions.

Alpha-lipoic acid and taurine

An older European peripheral neuropathy treatment is the use of this antioxidant to treat neuropathic symptoms. Blood sugar levels must be monitored, and some side effects can be stomach distress, cramping, and skin rashes from the alpha-lipoic acid, so talk with your physician about this alternative therapy. Frequency of hyperglycemic cell death contributes to peripheral neuropathy, especially in diabetic related peripheral neuropathy. Taurine and alpha-lipoic acid increases oxidation to oxygen suppressed blood supplies, NCBA studies show. The increased glucose helps metabolize antioxidant enzymes and nerve growth is stimulated. Patients have reported a lessening of numbness, tingling, and the burning from polyneuropathies, diabetic neuropathic studies show.

Calmare Pain Therapy

A new FDA approved nerve scrambling therapy is gaining in popularity due to his effectiveness and absences of side effects. A highly innovative, non-invasive treatment that patients report as “painless,” the Calmare Pain Therapy treatment is considered the perfect solution for patients seeking an alternative for relief of agonizing pain. The potentially addictive and dangerous side effects of prescribed medications and injections can be a thing of the past with this scrambling technology in the fight against the life consuming pain of chronic peripheral neuropathy.