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A neurological disorder refers to a problem with the nervous system, which is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates the body’s activities.
Nerve pain can arise from trauma, inflammation, stroke, disease, infection, nerve degeneration, exposure to toxic chemicals and nutrient deficiencies.
Acupuncture stimulates the brain to release chemicals, neurotransmitters , gasotransmitters and opioids, into the body that reduce sensitivity to pain, reduce inflammation and normalize the nervous system. It also activates nerve receptors that decrease or "gate-out" pain signals. Acupuncture works to interrupt the pain signal by allowing the nerve to calm down thereby reducing pain.
Additionally, acupuncture increases the amount of endorphins and modulates gasotransmitters, like nitric oxide, in the body and focuses them on the affected areas. These natural chemicals reduce inflammation that can cause, or be a result of, nerve pain. Acupuncture promotes actual healing by altering the body's gases, fluids and electrical system to allow the transfer of material and electrical energy between normal and injured tissue, thereby reducing the amount of recovery time.
Chinese herbal medicine is a powerful and effective drug-free modality used to promote better health and proper function in the body. Individual herbs are synergistically combined to create formulas that can have a dramatic effect on the body. Aids in micro circulation, reduction of inflammation and prevention and support for degenerative diseases and traumas to the nervous system. Our botanical blends support, balance,
harmonize and regulate the body and mind.
Some of the more common kinds of nerve pain are:
trigeminal neuralgia and Bell's palsy, which affects the face, headaches including migraines, tension headaches, headaches occurring around the menstrual cycle, sinus headaches and stress-related headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, which usually starts in the lower back and runs down the leg, shingles and peripheral and diabetic neuropathy, which often affects the feet and lower legs.
Other potential causes and conditions may be chronic and degenerative in nature, such as, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and Parkinson's disease. Acupuncture and herbals can provide relief, stability and management for many chronic neurological disorders.
If you or someone you know is suffering from a neurological disorder or nerve pain contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.