Can acupuncture help nerve pain?
Acupuncture can help to reduce nerve pain. This is actually one of the most studied area when it comes to acupuncture research because acupuncture is one of the most effective treatments for chemotherapy induced neuropathy (neuropathy that is caused by cancer treatment is really common). But it’s also great for any kind of nerve pain.
Are you dealing with things like…. Pain, sensitivity, numbness, tingling or prickling, burning, or even problems with feeling your hands or feet? Maybe it’s starting to feel like lightning bolts are shoot down your legs or arms, or it feels like your hands or feet are falling asleep.
These are all signs of nerve pain. And most chronic pain is actually caused by nerves. Let me break down how pain works, and you’ll understand that acupuncture is THE best choice when it comes to nerve pain.
You might not like it but pain is a warning system. Pain is initially there to protect you. But it becomes a problem when you are experiencing nerve pain for no reason.
I like to explain nerve pain as a car alarm that keeps going off, even though there is no one trying to break into it. The horn keeps blasting a warning signal even though there is nothing wrong. The only way to stop the car alarm is to hit your little key fob and turn it off. Eventually you need to get your car alarm rewired so it doesn’t keep acting up.
Well acupuncture helps to turn the alarm signal of pain off by blocking that signal from reaching your brain. Over time, acupuncture has been shown to acutally re-wire how your brain responds to pain signals. What that means is that acupuncture helps to calm nerve pain down and also help to get rid of it forever.
So if you’re dealing with nerve pain, and you’re sick and tired of the pain, sensitivity, numbness, tingling or prickling, burning feelings, then give my clinic a call 813-534-0311 at so we can see how we can help you.