While many neurological diseases, for instance stroke, require immediate life saving treatment by western medicine, the chronic long term effects of this and other debilitating neurological disease is less well dealt with by western medicine.
However, specialist neurological physiotherapy is one treatment that is essential for recovery for lost function. Along side this, acupuncture has shown very positive effects on the alleviation of symptoms for a variety of conditions.
Acupuncturists often employ a mixture of body acupuncture and modern scalp acupuncture, with or without electro-acupuncture.
Some neurological disorders:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – ALS is an irreversible neurological disease that destroys the nerve cells that invigorate our muscles.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Also known as median nerve entrapment, it occurs when swelling or irritation of the nerve or tendons in the carpal tunnel results in pressure on the median nerve.
Headaches – Headaches includes migraines, tension headaches, headaches occurring around the menstrual cycle, sinus headaches and stress-related headaches.
Myasthenia Gravis – A neuromuscular disorder causing muscles under voluntary control to tire and become easily fatigued.
Peripheral Neuropathy – Presenting as damage to the peripheral nervous system, which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body, this kind of neuropathy can be caused by diabetes and often affects the feet.
Trigeminal Neuralgia – Facial pain, sometimes called Tic Douloureux, affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for impulses of touch, pain, pressure and temperature sent to the brain from the face, jaw and gums.