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Nancy Banks
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Accupuncture

Posted by @banksnc49, Wed, Jun 27 3:18pm

I was just wondering if anyone has tried acupuncture for neuropathy. The balls of my feet and toes on both feet are affected. It’s no longer covered on my insurance plan so I have to pay out of pocket for the treatments. I was told I would need about 9 or 10. It would cost me about $1000. I’d like to hear if anyone has had success with this type of treatment. Thanks, Nancy Banks.

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Hi Nancy: I have lived with neuropathy for 18 years now and have tried just about everything there is to try. I mention this because, one of the treatments I did try was accupuncture. That, too, provided no relief. despite trying 3 different practitioners. Whether it was the accupuncture that failed or the nature of my neuropathy that defied the treatment is a dilemna I have no answer to. I wish you nothing but the best and keep trying!.
Arny

Nancy, I have had CMT since 2000 and have tried acupuncture with no relief for the tingling. Sorry for that news but I believe you would find CBD from marijuana. I also smoke a little each evening and that actually helps lessen the pins and needles for the night so I can more easily go to sleep.

Hi Nancy @banksnc49 — my mother had rheumatoid arthritis and swore by acupunture treatments but I'm a skeptic. I only have numbness with my PN so maybe that might be part of it for me. I have heard it's helped some and not others so that's the dilemma. There are a lot of companies making money selling stuff to people in pain with PN and other illnesses so it's good to do your own research and find out what you can about a treatment first.

Here's are a couple of studies done, one is so-so and the other is positive:

Acupuncture for neuropathic pain in adults
http://cochranelibrary-wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012057/full

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in the Vermont Medicaid Population: A Prospective, Pragmatic Intervention Trial
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2164956118769557

John

@arnrob

Hi Nancy: I have lived with neuropathy for 18 years now and have tried just about everything there is to try. I mention this because, one of the treatments I did try was accupuncture. That, too, provided no relief. despite trying 3 different practitioners. Whether it was the accupuncture that failed or the nature of my neuropathy that defied the treatment is a dilemna I have no answer to. I wish you nothing but the best and keep trying!.
Arny

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Thanks for your wisdom. I appreciate it.

@montanagary

Nancy, I have had CMT since 2000 and have tried acupuncture with no relief for the tingling. Sorry for that news but I believe you would find CBD from marijuana. I also smoke a little each evening and that actually helps lessen the pins and needles for the night so I can more easily go to sleep.

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Thank you. I have heard this helps. I’m glad you’re getting some relief.

@johnbishop

Hi Nancy @banksnc49 — my mother had rheumatoid arthritis and swore by acupunture treatments but I'm a skeptic. I only have numbness with my PN so maybe that might be part of it for me. I have heard it's helped some and not others so that's the dilemma. There are a lot of companies making money selling stuff to people in pain with PN and other illnesses so it's good to do your own research and find out what you can about a treatment first.

Here's are a couple of studies done, one is so-so and the other is positive:

Acupuncture for neuropathic pain in adults
http://cochranelibrary-wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012057/full

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in the Vermont Medicaid Population: A Prospective, Pragmatic Intervention Trial
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2164956118769557

John

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Thank you John. I will definitely check these out. I know PN is difficult to treat.

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