Neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves and can cause tingling, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet. While there are medications available to manage symptoms, there are also natural ways to reverse neuropathy that can be more effective in the long term. In this blog, we’ll explore three steps you can take to reverse neuropathy naturally: increasing circulation, stimulating nerves to regenerate, and improving nutrition.
One of the primary ways to reverse neuropathy naturally is to increase circulation to the affected areas. Good circulation helps to bring oxygen and nutrients to the nerves, which can help to repair and regenerate them. There are several ways to increase circulation:
Exercise: Regular exercise can help to improve circulation throughout the body. Even light exercise, such as walking, can be beneficial. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, most days of the week.
Massage: Massaging the affected areas can help to improve circulation and reduce pain. You can do this yourself, or seek out a professional massage therapist.
Heat Therapy: Applying heat to the affected areas can help to increase circulation and reduce pain. You can use a heating pad, hot water bottle, or take a warm bath or shower. Be very careful applying heat. Because of poor sensation, please test the heat on the inside of your arm before applying to the affected area.
Stimulate Nerves to Regenerate
Another way to reverse neuropathy naturally is to stimulate the nerves to regenerate. There are several ways to do this:
NeuroStimulator: Electrical stimulation involves using a small electrical current to stimulate the nerves. This can help to improve nerve function and reduce pain. A tens unit or electrical stimulation is not going to help regenerate nerves as they are set at the wrong frequency. This type of neurostimulator must be prescribed to you.
Vibration Therapy: Using a vibrating massager or other device can help to stimulate nerve function and improve circulation.
Improving your nutrition can also be an effective way to reverse neuropathy naturally. There are several key nutrients that can help to support nerve health:
B Vitamins: B vitamins are essential for nerve function and can help to repair and regenerate damaged nerves. Foods rich in B vitamins include leafy green vegetables, nuts, and whole grains. It is important that the B vitamins are methylated for proper absorption.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect nerve cells from damage. It can be found in foods such as spinach, broccoli, and organ meats, or taken as a supplement.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are important for nerve health and can help to reduce inflammation. They can be found in fatty fish, such as salmon and tuna, as well as in nuts and seeds.
In addition to these nutrients, it’s important to maintain a healthy, balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
In conclusion, reversing neuropathy naturally involves a multifaceted approach that includes increasing circulation, stimulating nerves to regenerate, and improving nutrition. By incorporating these steps into your daily routine, you can help to reduce symptoms and improve nerve function over time. It’s important to remember that natural remedies may take longer to produce results than medications, but they can be effective in the long term and have fewer side effects.
If you have any concerns about your symptoms or are considering natural remedies or if you have tried these at home tips without success, please contact Althoff Wellness Clinic to see if you could be a candidate for our program.