Neurological disorders can vary greatly in their cause and origin but the effect on the nervous system causes similar symptoms. Whether you are having tremors from Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis or loss of feeling and tingling due to medication side effects or another disorder Acupuncture can help heal the nerve pathway and improve neural communication.
Acupuncture has a profound effect on the nervous system. The insertion of needles stimulates a large parasympathetic relaxation response which can calm a hyperactive nervous system and significantly relax the patient. Acupuncture can also stimulate the regeneration of neural pathways in the brain and other areas of the body. When a patient is affected by a stroke an area of the brain has lost circulation and become impaired. Through the use of acupuncture needles inserted in areas along the scalp that correspond to the area of the brain affected by the stroke and needles inserted in the affected area of the body stroke patients receive significant improvements in their ability to regain speech or lost motor functions. It is important to treat neurological disorders such as these in a timely manner. The longer an area of the brain or the nerve is affected by loss of signal the more difficult it is to regain and stimulate the re-growth of the signal.
Multiple Sclerosis causes lesions in the brain or spinal column and signal damage along the neural pathway. Acupuncture can help repair lost signal conduction and help repair and reverse the central lesions. Acupuncture can also work to treat the accompanying symptoms of fatigue, sensitivity to heat, stress and anxiety. Acupuncture can also help moderate side effects from medications taken to treat multiple sclerosis. In addition Acupuncture can help modify the immune systems attack on the nervous system and help to calm it down and prevent future flare ups.
General Neuropathy caused from medication side effects, surgeries, or diabetes can also be treated with Acupuncture. Acupuncture can help to regenerate the peripheral nerves, stimulate nerve re-growth, and improve future signal transmission. Acupuncture can also help to stimulate muscles that have atrophied because of the neuropathy.
In general Chinese Medicine is an excellent compliment to Western medicines and techniques used to treat a wide variety of neurological disorders. Acupuncture will help to regenerate lost neural pathways, improve coordination and strength, ease burning, pain, or tingling sensations, and reduce overall stress on the nervous system.