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Alternative Medicine For Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

...the study, and for using fake acupuncture points for comparison. Many people with neuropathy believe that acupuncture has helped them. For More Information For more information, see the web site of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/ .
Ask the Experts

neuropathy

How are people with HIV related neuropathy supposed to exercise and stay healthy if they can barley stand up on two feet without it hurting. I dont want to die young because I have neuropathy and am unable to excercise and stay healthy. really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...for a long time but their quality of life is negatively impacted due to the pain. I work with neurologist, pain clinic staff, alternative medicine/acupuncturists to try and provide the best pain relief possible. KH Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost Read more »

Drowsiness from meds for neuropathy

I have been HIV + for 23 years and have taken AZT, DDI, DDC, sistiva and videx in the past. I am resistant to all NNRTI's and had pancreatitis related to videx last year. I currently take atazanavir, norvir and truvada as well as Dapsone (I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...peripheral neuropathy is often very challenging/frustrating. I often seek help from neurologist/pain specialist/ alternative-complementary medicine specialist(s). KH Read more »

Are any of my current meds worsening my neuropathy?

I have peripheral neuropathy, which is largely ignored. I usually walk in sandals, even in winter. It is progressing, slowly.Meds: Truvada, Viracept, Actigall (ursodiol), Provigil 100mg QD, Seroquel 25mg HS, Klonopin 3mg TID, and as of today...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treatment of pain with analgesics can usually at least blunt the discomfort-you don't list any. I often seek help from a pain or complementary medicine specialist when faced with severe peripheral neuropathy particularly when there is no clear... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Complementary Medicine and HIV: The Research Dilemma

...in complementary therapies lies in the increased status and authority given by the U.S. Congress to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (formerly the Office of Alternative Medicine) at the National Institutes of Health... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Read more »
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chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »