Peripheral Neuropathy

Numbness, tingling, burning, coldness or sensitivities of the extremities can indicate Peripheral Neuropathy.  Founded on underlying damage to the nerves of the body caused by a variety of injuries and diseases.  Specific treatment can reduce symptoms dependent on the level of nerve damage.

What is this condition?

It can be caused by a number of factors the most common being diabetes, others include:

Autoimmune factors, associated with inflammation in nerves

Injury to nerves, e.g. carpal tunnel

Inherited traits

Lifestyle factors, e.g. alcohol or smoking

Infections viral or bacterial


Is this service right for me?

Symptoms vary depending on which nerves are affected, the duration and the severity of the damage.

Starts in the longer nerves therefore affect the fingers and toes first.

Gradual onset of numbness and tingling in the fingers and toes

Sensations of burning in the extremities

Electric, sharp stabbing pains

Extreme sensitivity to heat, cold, sunlight, or touch

Vitamin deficiencies can be associated with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Acuhealth will advise on modifications to your diet.

Acuhealth can help nerve injuries to heal faster because acupuncture has been shown to increase the anti-inflammatory response and increase blood flow.

How is it treated?

Following a thorough assessment, treatment will combine acupuncture, nutrition, and specific exercise.  Recovery may take time, and the risk of recurrence is very high.  Consequently, advice on ongoing care is essential.

Acuhealth relieves pain in a similar way to opioid painkillers, but without any adverse side effects.  Treatments reduce inflammation and promote circulation to the injury to speed up healing.

Acuhealth treatment will include some or all of the following:



Soft tissue & joint mobilisation


Laser therapy

Rehabilitation exercises

Occupational advice

How much time does it take?

Each session takes approximately one hour.

How much does it cost?


Is it covered by private health insurance?

Each session takes approximately one hour.