The Gilbert Clinic

Peripheral Neuropathy

We have witnessed excellent improvement in peripheral neuropathy clients at The Gilbert Clinic. What’s more, acupuncture is a safe modality with few, if any, side effects when practiced by a qualified acupuncturist. As an adjunct to your existing treatment or if there is no other treatment being offered, this is the time to find out how well our acupuncture at could work for you.

Acupuncture and Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy affects over 20 million Americans. While there are excellent treatments available if diagnosed and treated promptly, there are many circumstances where treatment for peripheral neuropathy is unavailable or involves the risk of damaging side effects. This is where acupuncture can make a serious and wonderful difference.

Clinical study after clinical study is showing that acupuncture makes a considerable benefit to patients with both diabetic and non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This is not limited to but includes those whose neuropathy is associated with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, AIDS, or chemotherapy.*

Our Acupuncture for Peripheral Neuropathy brochure lists a few specific research studies and additional prestigious institutes supporting acupuncture for peripheral neuropathy.

What Patients Say

Acupuncture may feel like a foreign treatment for your neuropathic pain from peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) or other source of neuropathic pain. To dispel the mystery and help you become more familiarized, we decided to let real people voice their experiences of our work. These are real patients with real lives, from all walks of life, for whom The Gilbert Clinic was an answer. We invite you to read these stories.

Loy Jones | Age: Senior Citizen | Patient since 2011

“I was referred to a Neurologist for a diagnosis and treatment plan. I had been experiencing tingling at the bottom of both feet and a feeling of tight rubber bands around my right ankle. Nerve and muscle tests did not point to an answer for the symptoms. ‘I suspect it’s idiopathic peripheral neuropathy,’ reported the Doctor, ‘there is no known cure and it will, in all probability, get worse.’

THIS was a diagnosis I could not accept….nothing? I had met Jonathan Gilbert after a lecture earlier in the year and I was willing to try his approach with acupuncture. Online research revealed that the Neuropathy Association on their web page suggests acupuncture as a treatment.

My sessions were twice a week at the beginning but soon tapered down to once a week; then once every two weeks; then once a month. I began to improve almost immediately. With an increase in B vitamins (especially B12) I began to feel the symptoms fading. Today, I forget I have this problem as both the tingling and the tightness have faded to barely perceived experiences. Yes, there IS something to do about PN and acupuncture is something everyone with PN should try. You might be surprised how well it works.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe?

Yes! Acupuncture is a safe modality with few, if any, side effects when practiced by a qualified acupuncturist.

Will acupuncture help?

Gilbet Clinic Brochure: Acupuncture for Peripheral Neuropathy
Acupuncture seems to improve the function of areas of the body where there is nerve damage. This is called nerve conduction. Patients being treated for peripheral neuropathy report results ranging from long-term, gradual improvement in symptoms to dramatic results in just a few visits.

Will it hurt?

Acupuncture is not at all like getting an injection, having blood drawn, or pricking yourself with a sewing needle. Acupuncture needles are hair-thin. There is a small sensation when they are inserted, but there should be little or no discomfort. Jonathan Gilbert utilizes a “painless needling technique” he learned during his post-graduate studies in Vietnam. The experience of acupuncture varies from person to person and from treatment to treatment, but “painful” is not a term we hear often from patients describing the experience.

How many visits will I need?

This is a highly individualized treatment. Mr. Gilbert will set your treatment schedule after your initial consultation. Length of treatment may depend on the severity of your condition and how long you have been experiencing the symptoms.

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