#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…

#33 Breathing and Your Nervous System

#33 Breathing and Your Nervous System

Breathe in, breathe out… We all breathe. It is most an automatic, unconscious experience. We can over-ride it by purposefully holding our breath, or consciously changing the rate or depth of our breathing. You may notice that when you are…

#32 Physiokey and Sanakey for Neuropathic Pain

#32 Physiokey and Sanakey for Neuropathic Pain

The Physiokey, developed in Germany, is a non-addictive, non-invasive device used by therapists that delivers electrical impulses via electrodes directly onto the skin. A relative new-comer in the field of pain control, it interprets the skin’s electrical resistance using biofeedback…

#31 Creatine for Increasing Muscle Strength

What is creatine? Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid which facilitates the recycling of energy in brain tissues and muscles in the body. Additionally, it increases the volume of muscles via water retention, provides energy to them and increases strength.…

#30 Grape Seed Extract for Neuropathic Pain

#30 Grape Seed Extract for Neuropathic Pain

  Grape Seed Extract (GSE)   Grape Seed Extract (GSE) is reported to have beneficial effects on health and is sold as a natural supplement; however, research that may prove effectiveness in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy is still in…

#29 Acupuncture and Pain Relief

#29 Acupuncture and Pain Relief

Acupuncture is a millennia-old practice that originated in China, where thin needles are inserted at specific points in the body. It is commonly used to treat pain, relieve stress, and improve sleep and digestive function. Acupuncture is effective in the…

#28 Capsaicin: An Effective Treatment for Neuropathy

#28 Capsaicin: An Effective Treatment for Neuropathy

Capsaicin has a Long History Capsaicin (pronounced cap-say-sin), is a chemical compound found in hot peppers, with properties that can provide pain relief but also, in some instances, cause skin irritation.  It has a long history, likely dating back many…

#27 The Exciting Field of Functional Neurology

#27 The Exciting Field of Functional Neurology

Just like specialists in the medical field, there are also specialists in the chiropractic profession known as functional neurologists. This designation is only held by a limited number of chiropractors in Canada who have passed stringent tests and evaluations. Functional…

#26 Foods That Help You Sleep

#26 Foods That Help You Sleep

We all know a large turkey dinner makes us sleepy. You may have also heard a glass of warm milk before bed helps us get to dreamland.  It turns out it isn’t just an old wives’ tale.  In fact, many foods…