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Massage Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy

There are few things more physically relaxing and satisfying than a massage.  The health benefits of massage transcend the simple feeling of relaxation.  Provided that your massage therapist is a certified massage therapist with a CMT degree you will be in good hands to treat your peripheral neuropathy. I have been to many Asian massage centers and despite having a …

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How Electrical Stimulation With TENS Can Help Your PN Symptoms

I have been using a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation) in order to block some of the pain in my feet for the last 2 years.  I purchased a TENS unit that came with slippers into which you just slip your feet.  There are 4 metal contacts embedded in the slippers  to stimulate your feet with electrical impulses during each …

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Can Vitamins & Minerals Regenerate Nerves?

What we do know is that vitamin deficiencies contribute to peripheral neuropathy.  So it is vital to correct any deficiencies with the right vitamins that you may have low levels of.  We also , know that some specific vitamins contribute to nerve health and brain health.  I include brain health in the mix because technically it is the brain that …

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Knowledge is Power

The term “Knowledge is Power” has been used many times over the centuries but I use it for this post as it rings so true, especially when you have a condition that you are trying to self treat.   My own journey with Peripheral Neuropathy has meant that I am constantly reading  and learning about it to the degree that over …

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Balancing Your Metabolism And PN

One of the key ingredients to controlling your Peripheral Neuropathy is to increase your metabolism.  As we grow beyond our 40’s our metabolism goes into decline and thus many of us find that if we eat at the same rate as before we gain weight or alternatively that we don’t need to eat as much to maintain our weight. Because …

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Glucose – Glucose – Glucose

Those with Type 2 diabetes realize that controlling glucose levels is vital.  It is in a way a matter of life or death.  Realize that it is not only diabetics that have to watch their sugar level but also those people with pre-diabetes because it too can cause nerve damage that leads to peripheral neuropathy just like full blown diabetes. …