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Understanding and Treating Peripheral Neuropathy, Part II

Traditional Treatments

Traditional medicine will usually treat this condition with anti-depressants or anti-convulsants as well as pain relievers which are sometimes addictive and dangerous. These will help with the symptoms (and may add to the toxic burden put on the liver), but they do not address the underlying cause of PN.

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Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy, Part I

Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) has become a troubling issue for many people. It usually begins in the hands and feet but then progresses up the arms and legs. The most common symptoms associated with PN are pain, swelling, numbness, or a “pins and needles” sensation. It has been estimated that over 20 million people in the US alone have PN. Nearly 60% of those suffering from diabetes will also experience symptoms of PN. Neuropathies (diseases of the nerves) occur when there is nerve damage or disease in the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.

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