Best Acupuncturists Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach Dr. Stefanie Bennett

Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr. Bennett uses the time-tested science of acupuncture with innovative medical solutions like ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ to treat your peripheral neuropathy.

The treatments and techniques focus on increasing blood flow and stimulating blood vessels for regrowth, providing the peripheral nerves with the proper nutrients to heal and repair.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy affects the peripheral nerves with burning, tingling pain, and sharp electric sensation. For many, walking on hard or cold surfaces can be very painful. Worst yet, for some, they feel like they are walking on broken glass or stepping on pebbles.

Patients are more likely to experience sensory losses and weaknesses in the feet and hands when larger nerves are affected.

Small (microscopic) nerve fiber involvement typically shows up as painful sensory symptoms with changes to the skin, such as thinning and extremity hair loss—muscle wasting in the feet and hands.

Peripheral neuropathy’s common causes include diabetes, thyroid disorders, auto-immune conditions, alcohol abuse, a vitamin B12 deficiency, and exposure to toxins. Dr. Bennett has noticed more people coming in with peripheral neuropathy after chemotherapy and certain types of cancer.

Peripheral Neuropathy-Associated Symptoms

  • Numbness
  • Prickling/Tingling
  • Sharp electric pain
  • Burning pain
  • Cramping
  • Hurts to walk
  • Balance problems
  • Diabetic nerve pain
  • Restless leg
  • Arthritis

What Causes Neuropathy?

  • Diabetes
  • Chemotherapy
  • Certain medications
  • High Alcohol Usage
  • Certain infections
  • Tumors
  • Trauma
  • Low back issues

How Bad Are You? How Do You Know the Extent?

Dr. Bennett will perform The Peripheral Neuropathy Toronto Scoring Exam. Dr. Bennett compares several sensations between that of the feet compared to another body part of the body with normal sensations. 

There are so many stages and levels of numbness, making this very complex. Most people are unaware of sensation loss progression, giving you and Dr. Bennett valuable information.

Dr. Bennett also uses the testing to see how much progress you make during treatment. 

Our Approach

In some cases, medication is the sole treatment for peripheral neuropathy. Still, suppose you are working with a medical doctor. In that case, Dr. Bennett can work with them, offering a more holistic, comprehensive approach to treating both your symptoms while addressing the underlying causes of your neuropathy.


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