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Why test for neuropathy if there is no cure?

Neuropathy | Last Active: Apr 4, 2021 | Replies (87)

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Hi Don. I first heard about Doidge's books from Barry @user_che214927 who extols the use of neuroplasticity. From what he has said he uses it to change his own behavior, such as stopping itching and reducing the number of times he needs to get up at night to go to the bathroom. I guess through willpower. But, although he does say his neuropathy is not getting worse, I don't remember him mentioning reducing his pain level with neuroplasticity. I too would love to know whether neuroplasticity related exercises exist that can help to cut down PN pain. I have not been able to come up with anything intuitively. If brain maps have gotten larger from the constant sensation of pain, how does one reverse that, what type of exercises would one need to do? I don't know.

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Hi Hank, it appears for the reduction of pain we are supposed to have an image of the brain mapped out with the pain sensory areas. Then determine which area is the one responsible for our particular pain and "exercise" by seeing the image in our minds and visualizing the specific pain map area shrinking. Supposedly, doing this repetitively over time it will cause our pain to decrease and ideally stop. It is unclear how much time per day and for how long this is to be done.

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