Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC
Neuropathy is a widespread ailment that affects more than 3 million Americans each year. Many different diseases can cause the painful condition that results when nerves suffer damage and malfunction. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay understands the pain and disability that stems from this disabling condition; since opening her alternative medicine and holistic healthcare clinic in 1995, she has helped thousands of patients with neuropathy get and feel better using acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage.
What is Neuropathy?
Also known as nerve pain, neuropathy affects peripheral nerves, the nerves going to the hands and feet. Many people who suffer from nerve pain have relatives with the same or similar conditions, and some people suffer for years with nerve pain in their hands and feet. Lab tests or imaging may provide helpful information to assist in diagnosis and healing.
When people suffer from nerve pain, they may experience trouble walking, and they may have balance issues and other problems associated with the nerves. Putting on shoes or stretching the feet can prove challenging. Likewise, people who experience neuropathy in their hands may have trouble holding onto things, and simple tasks such as doing the dishes or writing one’s name may be complex. Putting on socks or clasping a bra, or buttoning clothes is very difficult for patients suffering from neuropathy of the hands. At Acupractic, one of our goals is to help people improve their ability to perform daily tasks with less difficulty. Acupuncture combined with spinal mobilization to free nerve impingement assists in this goal.
Peripheral nerves stem from vertebrae; messages from hands and feet go from the spine to the extremities and from hands and feet back to the spine and brain. This two-way communication model presents unique treatment opportunities in both acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Oskardmay performs a comprehensive health evaluation and physical exam of each patient to understand which nerve pathways and acupuncture meridians would benefit from care.
Dr. Oskardmay uses acupuncture therapy along affected meridians to stimulate healing qi flow. She may place acupuncture needles along with the spinal level along the water or du meridians to facilitate nerve flow at the source region. Additionally, needles placed anywhere along the line of the meridian assist in the healing process. A licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Oskardmay, uses Chinese medicine diagnosis to understand which points to restore stagnant qi movement to reduce pain and improve health and vitality from head to toe.
If you or a loved one has neuropathy of the hands or feet, contact the acupuncture and chiropractic offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay today to schedule an appointment. Call us today at (919) 929-1400, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule online at acudocnc.com. We look forward to bringing new solutions to the problem of nerve pain.