Neuromas can be quite common, and also difficult to treat. A neuroma happens when the tissue around nerves begins to thicken, and causes pain and discomfort. This irritation can become unbearable and hard to live with. Patients can experience this after a surgery (most commonly amputation) or on the feet and toes. Doctors usually suggest surgery for the treatment once the pain becomes severe. However, many people don't know that Acupuncture can treat neuromas. This can save patients from undergoing unwanted surgeries.
How does acupuncture treat neuromas?
During the treatment, needles are placed around the neuroma and other parts of the body. These needles can help loosen up the tissue and prevent stagnation. It helps to reverse the thickening of tissue around the unhappy nerves. Patients report that the acupuncture treatment does not cause them pain. The treatment protocol starts with two treatments per week. Once the pain decreases, the acupuncture treatments are schedule further apart.
This is a tool that is used in conjunction with acupuncture. An electrical stimulation machine is hooked up to 4 acupuncture needles surrounding the neuroma. The circuits produce a pulsing sensation with voltage through the needles to break up scar tissue. It helps the needles treat the pain and the inflammation. The machine is hooked up for about 30 minutes while the acupuncture needles are in the body.
Different herbal topicals can be applied to the area to reduce pain. Some of these important topicals are White Flower Oil and Frankinsence oil. The White Flower Oil works to open up the blockages which are causing pain. It is made up of healing herbs that are completely natural. Frankinsence is used to break up scar tissue and heal the skin. When patients use herbal topicals in conjunction with acupuncture treatments the neuroma is treated more quickly.