It’s no secret that people with diabetes need to take special precautions when it comes to protecting themselves from nerve damage, because one of the complications arising from diabetes is peripheral neuropathy, the nerve damage that occurs if sugar levels are too high, and for too long a period.
If you’re here on this page, you may be experiencing the pain that only someone with neuropathy can truly understand. You might also be a little worried about it, and I can’t blame you!
For many people, the answer to finding some relief comes in the form of medications, and if that’s working for you, that’s great. Others, particularly those who tend towards finding a more natural solution want to stay away from medications, and find another way.
According to some experts, there are a number of ways to treat peripheral neuropathy without the drugs.
For example, the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (whose tagline, by the way, I love! It’s “Dedicated to Reversing the Irreversible” – how awesome is that!) discusses alternatives such as biofeedback, acupuncture, and relaxation techniques.
I have come to realize that there are about 3 camps out there when it comes to working to heal a chronic illness – whether it’s type 2 diabetes or anything else.
One camp – and it seems like the majority to me – seems to follow all the advice of their doctors (I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, by any means!), without question (THAT’S what bugs me, personally – is that they don’t ask questions). They just do what the doctors say, and that’s it. No discussion like, “Hey, Doc – I know that this is what’s prescribed and what medicine says is the ultimate truth about this illness, but isn’t there anything else we could explore while I’m managing this?”
Another camp – most likely just very few people – won’t bother going to a doctor at all, and will just ignore their symptoms hoping they’ll go away.
Then another camp – which is the one I would say I fall into – would be, “Okay, this is what modern medicine says I need to deal with. So, while I’m dealing and under treatment from the doctor, I need to learn as much as I can to participate in healing. I’m going to do whatever I can to reverse this thing…”
And, I suppose that’s why this blog came about in the first place. You’ll recall from earlier posts that my dad suffers from type 2 diabetes, and has pretty much just decided to manage it with medications.
Anyway, the idea of damaging nerves to the point where I can no longer feel my feet beneath me is not something that is appealing to me. I figure that I cannot possibly be the only one thinking about this. I saw one estimate that over 20,000,000 (that’s 20 million) Americans suffer from neuropathy of one sort or another. So, it stands to reason that at least some of them want to do something about it, and want to do it naturally and without drugs.
So, if finding a natural treatment for neuropathy is something that appeals to you, you may be interested in a protocol that is described in “The Peripheral Neuropathy Solution,” developed by Dr. Randall Labrum who is a retired chiropractor and who also suffered from neuropathy. He truly does believe that this condition can be helped. He says that his system has not only worked for him, but for many, many others. He encourages readers who use his system to get in touch with him to discuss their own results. Check out the review in the video below and see for yourself if this might be just what you’re looking for! In the meantime, have a great day, and let’s work on getting better! We all deserve it!