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Holistic peripheral neuropathy natural treatment

How many of us feel numbness in the hands and feet? It is a symptom of neuropathy, which is common throughout the world. The damage of the peripheral nerves in toes, fingers, hands and feet is called peripheral neuropathy. Apart from this type, autonomic, proximal and focal neuropathies exist. Lots of triggers cause this pathology, including micronutrient deficiencies, medication side effects, and late stages of chronic illness.

Which natural remedies are effective for neuropathy symptoms

A holistic approach starts by determining the cause of neuropathy. 

Predominant causes include:

  • diabetes, 
  • rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases
  • micronutrient deficiencies

 

Here are 5 steps to improve your quality of life if you have peripheral neuropathy. 

  1. Start to replenish for the lack of vitamins, especially the Vitamin B-group. B12 helps to protect nerve fibers, as well as magnesium. We offer comprehensive micronutrient testing to determine serum and cellular levels of essential vitamins and minerals. Maintaining a balanced anti-inflammatory diet should be a priority.
  2. Topical applications: Capsaicin patches may be helpful. Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers. It is a good pain reliever because it works locally and blocks the pain signal. You only need to apply patches on the painful part of your body. The pain goes away while the patch warms up the painful area. Be careful if you have allergies and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly (or wear gloves) when applying. CBD and homeopathic creams may also be helpful.
  3. Support circulation: Administer self-massage, regular exercise, consider using a sauna. For people with peripheral neuropathy, exercising at your comfortable fitness level is used for treating numbness, tingling or pain in hands and feet as it also helps to cut down the pressure of the blood vessels and promote movement to ensure adequate nourishment to the long nerves.
  4. Explore areas in your life that you may have fears, distrust of life’s process, or struggle with communication. According to Louise Hay, these mental-emotional connections have a profound impact on physiology and the appearance of physical symptoms. Strategies such as journaling, counseling, hypnotherapy, and biofeedback can be powerful tools to support the mind-body connection.

Dr. Nicole Shusterman, ND at Asteri Healing Arts is open to new clients for supporting nerve health from a natural holistic approach.