Podiatric acupuncture can be used in the treatment of patients with diabetic neuropathic pain. It uses traditional Chinese and western acupuncture techniques to help reduce the symptoms associated with this diabetic complication.
Diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP) is a complication of diabetes which is the result of elevated blood glucose levels over a prolonged period of time. Patients with diabetic neuropathy pain often experience symptoms such as burning, tingling and stabbing sensations in the feet and toes. DNP is often found to be worse during periods of rest and is unrelated to increased activity.
Following an initial assessment of the patient the patient will be asked to lie comfortably before the sterile acupuncture needles are gently tapped into specific areas of the foot. The needles are usually left in the foot for between 20 and 40 minutes before being removed. The sensation experienced when the fine needles are inserted into the skin varies between patients, there may be momentary feeling of discomfort however in most cases patients experience little sensitivity.
How can acupuncture help patients with diabetic neuropathic pain?
Acupuncture in general works by stimulating the bodys nervous system causing neurochemical messenger molecules to be released. As a result of this biochemical changes occur within the body, influencing the area of the body that is responsible for the regulation of a constant, stable internal environment. In relation to the treatment of diabetic neuropathic pain acupuncture is believed to work in the following ways:
The benefits associated with the use of acupuncture in the treatment of patients with diabetic neuropathic pain include the following:
Other services that we provide for patients suffering from diabetic neuropathic include:
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