Acupuncture resolves nerve pain best. We say this with confidence based on our experience treating thousands of patients over nearly 20 years in our clinic at Raleigh Acupuncture. Here’s a list of the most common nerve-related illnesses we treat:
- Peripheral neuropathy (numb feet and hands)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist pain, numb fingers)
- Pinched nerve neck (pain radiating down arms)
- Sciatica (a.k.a. piriformis syndrome)
- Shingles (a.k.a. Herpes zoster)
- Post-herpetic neuralgia (nerve pain after shingles)
- Bell’s Palsy (facial paralysis)
- Trigeminal neuralgia (a.k.a. the suicide disease)
Peripheral Neuropathy Relief with Acupuncture
Peripheral neuropathy affects millions of Americans, resulting in burning, numbness, and tingling sensations in the feet and hands. While often associated with diabetes, most of our neuropathy patients don’t have diabetes. In addition, this condition affects many cancer patients, as neuropathy is a common side effect of chemotherapy.
We have developed a highly effective peripheral neuropathy protocol with over a 90% success rate. Specifically, our treatment heals the nerves in the hands and feet responsible for burning, numbness, and pain. Typically, patients feel the benefits after just a few treatments and find lasting relief after six to eight sessions. Our peripheral neuropathy treatment is an example of how acupuncture resolves nerve pain best. The gentle insertion of sterile, single-use, hair-thin needles painlessly promotes healing in their nerves themselves, without the need for medications, and with no adverse side effects.
Carpal Tunnel Relief with Acupuncture
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel—a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand—contains the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers. The median nerve provides feeling to the palm side of the thumb and the index, middle, and part of the ring finger (although not the little finger). In addition, it controls some small muscles at the base of the thumb.
Acupuncture heals the carpal tunnel and the pinched median nerve at the wrist. This treatment, as opposed to surgery, restores normal function naturally, using your body’s innate healing potential. While it seems impossible, the proof is in the outcome – acupuncture heals carpal tunnel for good, typically in just four to eight sessions.
People ask, “How can acupuncture stop this debilitating pain, when doctors say surgery is required?” Remember, acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. Imagine what surgery will be able to accomplish after it’s been refined for over two thousand years!
Pinched Nerve Relief with Acupuncture
Patients will often come to acupuncture describing pain in their neck that travels into the shoulder, down the arm, and into the fingers. The source of this pain is typically nerve impingement either in the neck or shoulder. Acupuncture relieves the impingement at the source by releasing tight muscles and then heals the damaged nerves. Furthermore, this approach is the most effective, natural method for resolving pinched nerve pain.
Sometimes the nerve is compressed by a bulging disc or cysts. In these cases, acupuncture increases qi and blood circulation to the area of impingement, dramatically speeding up your body’s ability to heal. The body can reabsorb bulging discs and protruding cysts, resolving the impingement at the source. Acupuncture resolves nerve pain best because it taps into the human body’s innate potential to heal itself, as opposed to masking the pain with medications or cutting out the problem with surgery.
Sciatica Nerve Pain Relief with Acupuncture
Sciatica is pain traveling down the leg from the lower back and hip. In addition, this pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg. Onset occurs following activities like improper heavy lifting and weekend warrior sports participation, although onset may occur for no apparent reason (brushing teeth, forceful sneezing, slipping on a wet sidewalk). The pain, which involves the sciatic nerve, is often described as shooting and typically affects only one side of the body. Furthermore, lower back and hip pain can accompany nerve pain, and weakness or numbness may occur in various parts of the affected leg and foot.
Acupuncture has excellent results in resolving sciatica. That’s because we treat the root and branch responsible for the pain. So, first, acupuncture promotes healing to the source of the problem, either a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine or a muscle spasm in the hip (most commonly the piriformis muscle). This approach tackles the source of nerve impingement and begins with the first needle insertion.
Next, acupuncture heals the damaged nerves. Often, patients will not have back or hip pain but rather a burning nerve pain in their calf and lower leg. This pain reflects damage to the sciatic nerve as it courses through the body from the low back to the foot. However, acupuncture heals damaged nerves anywhere in the body, enabling them to return to normal function and resolving pain.
Shingles Relief with Acupuncture
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral disease causing a painful skin rash with blisters in a specific area. Typically the rash occurs in a single, wide band on the left or right side of the body or face. While Western medicine treats shingles with antiviral medication and steroids, the rash often takes weeks to subside. Afterward, nerve pain can persist, sometimes for years.
Acupuncture speeds the healing of active shingles, showing improvement after a single session. We can resolve most cases in two or three treatments. If more people knew about acupuncture’s effectiveness in speeding up healing from shingles, doctors would refer all their shingles patients for acupuncture as part of the standard protocol. However, most folks, including Western doctors, are not familiar with acupuncture, even though it’s been around for thousands of years. As a result, millions of people suffer needlessly from this common nerve affliction.
Post-Herpetic Neuralgia Relief with Acupuncture
Post-herpetic neuralgia is the most common long-term complication of shingles. The condition affects nerve fibers and skin, causing burning pain that lasts long after the rash and blisters of shingles disappear. Furthermore, the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia increases with age, primarily affecting people older than 60.
Nerves damaged by the shingles virus will not heal on their own. That’s why Western practitioners say the condition has no cure. We’ve had patients diagnosed with this condition who have been taking gabapentin (nerve pain medicine) for years, complaining that the medications provide only partial, temporary relief.
However, acupuncture can heal these damaged nerves. Our treatment provides permanent, comprehensive relief from the nerve pain caused by the shingles virus. We have developed a robust protocol to relieve patients from this painful, debilitating nerve condition. Given the choice, taking medication for years (which provides imperfect, temporary relief at best) or resolving the pain in a hand full of acupuncture treatments (with no adverse side effects), which makes the most sense? You can see why we believe acupuncture resolves nerve pain best.
Bell’s Palsy Relief with Acupuncture
Bell’s Palsy causes temporary paralysis of facial muscles. It occurs when a condition, such as a viral infection causes inflammation and swelling of the seventh cranial nerve (the nerve that controls facial muscles). Specifically, this condition causes the face to droop on one side, causing a crooked smile, an eye that won’t close, and the inability to wrinkle the forehead in a “surprised” look. These effects can last several months or longer. It may surprise you to know that 40,000 people in the U.S. develop Bell’s Palsy every year.
Acupuncture speeds up the healing process, resolving facial paralysis and restoring normal muscle function in the face. While rare, some cases of Bell’s Palsy become permanent, and acupuncture dramatically increases the likelihood of full recovery. The treatments work to restore normal nerve function, reactivate the paralyzed muscles, and help reconnect the brain with the facial nerves. At Raleigh Acupuncture, we have successfully treated patients with Bell’s Palsy for nearly 20 years.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Relief with Acupuncture
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain disorder affecting the nerve responsible for facial sensation, biting, and chewing. Specifically, it is a form of neuropathic pain presenting as episodes of severe, sudden, shock-like pain on one side of the face that lasts seconds to minutes. Health care practitioners call this condition the suicide disease because the pain is devastating, with no real Western medical cure or treatment.
Acupuncture has good results in relieving nerve pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. As a general rule, acupuncture needles “calm” the nerves, regardless of the cause or location of the disruption. That’s why we can reduce nerve pain, whether it’s in the feet (neuropathy), the leg (sciatica), or the face (trigeminal neuralgia). As with all acupuncture, there are no adverse side effects. Give acupuncture a try if you have trigeminal neuralgia. You’ll know within three or four sessions if our treatment will be able to help.
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What our Clients are Saying
I got the shingles shot and still got shingles! Anyway, a friend had gotten relief at Raleigh Acupuncture for her shingles, so I tried it. What a huge difference. The first week, before getting acupuncture, my pain levels from the rash were 10 out of 10. As soon as I started my acupuncture, the pain decreased. They had me better within a few weeks. I was thrilled and am very grateful.
My wife had gone through shingles a few years back and had gotten relief from acupuncture. So when I got it, we called the next day and set up an appointment. The docs at Raleigh Acupuncture are now two for two, helping both of us. Thank you!
I developed a terrible case of shingles last year. The rash ran from back to front. It was burning, painful and very itchy. I was beside myself. I had been to Raleigh Acupuncture for knee pain and decided to call to see if they could help. Sure enough, they said come in immediately. I’m so glad that I did. I felt better after the first treatment. I ended up having about half a dozen treatments over the course of two weeks. They completely resolved my shingles. I strongly suggest you try acupuncture for shingles. It works amazingly.
For the past 13 years I suffered from peripheral neuropathy in my calf, ankle and foot. I tried numerous medications, therapy with lights, neuromuscular massages and back decompression. I felt like I had stones under the ball of my foot. After the first couple of sessions with Dr. Mark, feelings returned to my calf, ankle and the “stone like feeling” under the ball of my foot began subsiding. Thanks to Dr. Mark, I am able now to walk without pain and discomfort. The extraordinary care and attentiveness I am receiving from Raleigh Acupuncture in treating my neuropathy is remarkable and I recommend them without reserve!
I’m a massage therapist and never had a problem with wrist or hand pain until last year. My whole hand (right worse than left) starting throbbing and going numb with searing pain through the wrist, thumb and pointer finger. It was waking me several nights a week and interfering with my work. I started getting treated at Raleigh Acupuncture. It has dramatically reduced my pain, to the point where I can work and am not waking up at night. I think the nature of my work puts alot of strain on my wrists, but I’m not ready to give up my profession. I’ll need regular acupuncture for this, but I don’t mind. It’s the only thing that’s helped.
I’m a computer programmer and have been sitting at a desk working a mouse for years. It finally caught up with me a few months ago. I developed a terrible pain in my wrist that made my whole hand go numb, especially at night. The acupuncturist said the condition was easy to treat. My friend had surgery for the same thing. I figured I might as well try a few treatments. That’s all it took. The pain went away and hasn’t returned. Thank you Raleigh Acupuncture!
Raleigh Acupuncture cured my carpal tunnel syndrome for good! This has been plaguing me for years, waking me at night. My hands would go numb and shooting pains would go up my arms. I was nervous about the treatments beforehand, but they babied me! It wasn’t bad at all. Anyway, the pain is gone, gone, gone! I’m hooked on acupuncture now.
I’m a semi-professional weight lifter. I never had a problem until my hip went out doing squats. The pain was tremendous, like a sharp nerve pain down the back of my leg into the calf. It had sidelined me for two months while I tried unsuccessfully to work out the pain. Then a buddy suggested acupuncture. He had a similar hip pain and got relief at Raleigh Acupuncture. I went there and got treated. They told me to stop stretching until the injury was healed. I followed their instructions and got half a dozen treatments. The pain started easing after the first few treatments. I continued for another 6 treatments and was totally cured. I was able to get back to lifting with no residual effects of the injury. I’ve recommended this practice to a number of friends since that time and they all have had good experiences.
I have neuropathy that is a burning, tingling pain down my legs and into my feet. The doctor said there was nothing I could do besides pain medicine, since I am diabetic. The meds didn’t help much and made me feel groggy all the time. I tried acupuncture, after seeing a segment on Dr. Oz. I found Raleigh Acupuncture online and liked their website. They had a lot of useful information. The treatments were interesting. They used electric acupuncture on my legs and feet that felt like a tingling massage. They said it
would take a few treatments to start kicking in, and they were right. The burning pain slowly started to recede, and the tingling went away. I was truly amazed to feel such a difference in my legs and feet. I know so many people with neuropathy, and they are afraid to try acupuncture. I think they are crazy not to try it. What a difference not to be in constant pain anymore. I don’t need medication for my legs.
I woke up one morning and started getting these excruciatingly painful shooting electric pains on the left side of my face. My wife took me to the emergency room and they said I had trigeminal neuralgia. They gave me some pain medicine, but a nurse there suggested I try acupuncture. She had this pain once and it was cured by acupuncture. She gave me the name of Raleigh Acupuncture. When I explained the situation they took me in the same day. After just one treatment I started feeling better. They saw me every day for six days, at which point the pain was completely gone. What a life saver. I strongly recommend getting acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia.
Ever since my hip replacement I had terrible hip pain that radiated down my leg into my foot. They were talking about redoing the hip, which I didn’t want to do, so I tried acupuncture. The doctors at Raleigh Acupuncture were wonderful. They gave me lots of time and told me what they were doing. They got rid of 90% of my pain. I can live with that!
I’ve been suffering from sciatic pain for years, since I was in a car accident. I tried everything and nothing helped. I couldn’t walk right and had a bad limp. My son made me go to Raleigh Acupuncture (I am afraid of needles!). They told me they would treat me 4 times to see how I responded. Well, I responded great. I had to get 6 treatments to get rid of the pain. Now I walk fine (no limp) and feel all better. Great place!
I woke up in the morning and could not feel the left side of my face. I could not close my left eye. I have been to several doctors and have taken different drugs. I have a little improvement but majority of the problem remained. Out of desperation, I called Raleigh Acupuncture to check out if they treat this condition. They said they have successfully treated this condition and encourage me to come in as soon as possible because the sooner I come in, the better. I came in that same day. To my surprise, after just the first treatment, I could close my left eye. That was huge for me. Because I did not need to tape my left eye shut when I went to sleep for the 1st time since this happen. And during the day, I did not need to keep putting in drops to moisten it. I continued my treatment with them. I got better and better. I started to have sensation coming back. I could drink water without spilling all over myself. I could smile. Anyway, I am 100% cured. If you have this condition, don’t wait, call them and get treated right away. It surely saves a lot of anxiety and struggles.