#43 Herbal Healing: Butcher’s Broom for Poor Circulation

#43 Herbal Healing: Butcher’s Broom for Poor Circulation

Neuropathy in Autonomic Nerves Neuropathy comes in many forms, with peripheral neuropathy being the most noticeable, due to detectable experiences like pain and numbness. Meanwhile, autonomic neuropathy and its symptoms are less easily recognized. Since autonomic neuropathy affects the autonomic…

#42 St. John’s Wort (Hypericum)

#42 St. John’s Wort (Hypericum)

Herbal Healing: Exploration of Hypericum for Mental Health Growing one to three feet tall, hypericum reaches out with leafy branches and bright yellow flowers (Spira, 2011). Commonly known as St. John’s-wort, depending on your perspective, you may see a weed…

#41 Keep Hydrated

#41 Keep Hydrated

Neuropathy & Hydration Keeping adequately hydrated is imperative to good health. This is because in order for our cells to function, our body needs to be kept hydrated. Drinking enough water allows our body to maintain enough bodily fluid so…

#40 Qigong: A Therapeutic Tool for Working with Neuropathy

#40 Qigong: A Therapeutic Tool for Working with Neuropathy

Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique which involves gentle movement exercises, meditation and controlled breathing exercises.  This practice may also go by names such as chi kun, chi gung, or Qi gong, all of which translate to…

#39 Visualization and Pain Management

#39 Visualization and Pain Management

Chronic pain is challenging to cope with. Its distracting and often gets in the way of everyday activities. Chronic pain negatively impacts your ability to work, have relationships, or simply enjoy life. However, a growing trend of managing both mild…

#38 geko™-Stimulate Blood Flow to the Nerves

#38 geko™-Stimulate Blood Flow to the Nerves

For many of us with peripheral neuropathy the deterioration of the peripheral nerves results in muscles those nerves are meant to serve becoming weakened or atrophied. The circulation of blood to these areas becomes poor and the nerves in the…

#37 Chiropractic

#37 Chiropractic

What is chiropractic?   Chiropractic is a form of healthcare that has been around for over 120 years. As specialists of the nervous and musculoskeletal system, chiropractors provide qualified, effective treatment to promote health, alleviate pain and improve your quality…

#36 Medical Cannabis

#36 Medical Cannabis

  Medical cannabis is the new up-and-comer as far a pain management goes. It is being heralded as especially effective for neuropathic pain.  Medical cannabis is showing promise as an analgesic, antiemetic, antispastic, antiinflammatory, sedative and neuroprotective. There are also…

#35 Avoid Neurotoxin Medications

#35 Avoid Neurotoxin Medications

CMTA, an association similar to Calgary Neuropathy Association but specific for people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease (a hereditary neuropathy), has compiled an excellent list of neurotoxic medications.  Make yourself aware of these medications as they may increase damage to nerves. …

#34 Manage Food Sensitivities – Help Neuropathy

#34 Manage Food Sensitivities – Help Neuropathy

Is Neuropathy Exacerbated by Certain Foods?   Research has shown that there are food ingredients that affect symptoms in those who suffer from neuropathy.  Common culprits are: gluten, MSG, trans fat, added sugars and artificial sweeteners and alcohol.  Let’s take…