They call nerve pain “pain without a purpose” because your brain receives a pain signal with no obvious physical cause. Nerve pain, or neuropathy, can be a symptom of many different illnesses and diseases. Whether it is diabetic neuropathy, idiopathic neuropathy (nerve pain, numbness or tingling that develops without a recognizable cause), or nerve pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia, shingles and other herpes virus infections, Western allopathic medicine does not currently have great treatments available to combat neuropathy.
Neuropathy can be debilitating. Some types of neuropathy have even been classified as the most intense pain a person can feel. Alternative treatments like Acupuncture and Chiropractic care have been treating neuropathy successfully for many years. Acupuncture treatment has been particularly effective at treating this condition, because part of Acupuncture’s mechanism of action involves blocking pain messages to the brain and central nervous system, as well as stimulating the release of endorphins, your body’s natural pain-blocking chemicals.