Treating Neurological Disorders with Acupuncture
A neurological disorder is a problem that is related to the nervous system, which is very complex in and of itself, that regulates and coordinates the body’s activities. Nerve pain can come from trauma, stoke, inflammation, disease, infection, nerve degeneration, exposure to toxic chemicals, and nutritional deficiencies.
Nerve pain can be sharp and shooting or a constant burning sensation. It usually occurs in the same location with each episode, and can be traced along the nerve pathway. Weakness or impaired function in the area affected can occur and the surrounding skin can be overly sensitive or numb.
Some of the neurological disorders that acupuncture can help are listed below.
Peripheral Neuropathy, which is damage to the peripheral nervous system which transmits information from the brain to the spinal cord and every other part of the body. Those that are affected by diabetes can have problems with the lower extremities, in the feet and even travelling up the calf to the knee.
Trigeminal Neuralgia is facial pain which affects the facial nerve that handles impulses of touch, pain, temperature, pressure and is sent to the brain from the jaw, face, and gums.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is compression of the median nerve due to swelling or overuse of the nerve or tendon in the carpel tunnel resulting in compression of the nerve. Patients complain or numbness or tingling sensations in the wrists and forearms that can radiate to the elbow.
Headaches that are usually treated with acupuncture are migraines, tension/stress related headaches, those associated with the menstrual cycle, and sinus.
Acupuncture has been very effective in helping to treat the symptoms associated with neurological disorders and helping to reduce pain and inflammation.
If you or someone you know suffer from a neurological disorder or nerve pain, call Four Seasons Acupuncture for additional information or to schedule an appointment today. Four Seasons Acupuncture services the central Florida area including Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, and more….call today 321-662-4871…110 N. Orlando Ave. Suite 3, Maitland, Florida 32751.