Acupuncture can assist with many neurological conditions, ranging from carpal tunnel to stroke recovery. A neurological condition involves the body’s complex nervous system and can manifest as pain, inflammation, impaired function in affected areas, and overly sensitive or numb skin. Nerve pain can exhibit both as periodic sharp shooting sensations, or as a more constant burning, tingling or numbness.
Neurological conditions that can be addressed with acupuncture include:
- Headaches – including migraines, tension headaches, headaches occurring around the menstrual cycle, sinus headaches and stress-related headaches
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Swelling or irritation of the nerves or tendons in the carpal tunnel results in pressure on the median nerve in the wrist
- Stroke Recovery – A stroke occurs when oxygen-rich blood to the brain is blocked, or bleeding damages brain cells. Acupuncture can help the brain rebuild neural pathways to bring back brain functions damaged during a stroke.
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – An irreversible neurological disease that destroys the nerve cells that invigorate muscle tissue