Advertorial: Acupuncture - treats nerve pain

2016-10-27 06:00

NEUROLOGICAL pain is one of the most difficult kinds of pain for people to tolerate.

Nerve pain usually presents as a sharp shooting pain or a constant burning sensation. It will generally present in the same location with each episode and can often be traced by the patient along the nerve pathway.

There may also be weakness or impaired function in the affected area and the skin may be either overly sensitive or numb.

Nerve pain can arise from trauma (including surgery), inflammation, stroke, disease, infection, nerve degeneration and even exposure to toxic chemicals.

However, many times the origin of nerve pain in unknown though it does tend to affect the older population more often.

Some of the more common kinds of nerve pain are: trigeminal neuralgia which affects the face, sciatica which usually starts in the lower back and runs down the leg, shingles which affects one side of the body, usually in the chest and back and is the after effect of a herpes zoster (shingles) attack and diabetic neuropathy which often affects the feer. Other potential causes are Aids or HIV, multiple sclerosis, chemotherapy, alcholism and amputation.

How acupuncture can help?

Not only can the pain from these and other neurological conditions be debilitating in its intensity, pain medications are generally ineffective in treating the discomfort.

Fortunately acupuncture - often used with electrical stimulation in treating nerve conditions - is very effective at relieving the pain and restoring normal function. There are several ways this is thought to work, all of which have been carefully researched.

The electrical stimulation that is used is not painful, in fact, often patients state that it feels very good. It may take several treatments to achieve long lasting results but patients usually fell better after the first treatment. In the case of a degeneration disease process.

In combination with acupuncture, we at Holistic Wellness Centre integrate cupping and therapeutic massage to achieve excellent results to relieve nerve pain.

If you, or someone you know is suffering with nerve pain, consult a registered acupuncturist or Dr of Chinese Medicine, so that you, or they, can gain relief.

For more information visit:

Dr Meena Kasim Acu (MD) or Dr of Chinese Medicine at Holistic Wellness Centre at Shop 13 B Tongaat City, (Nu-Shop Arcade), 293 Main Road, Tongaat

Tel: 032 9442761 or 083 786 4127


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