Neurological Disorders

offered in Pearl River, NY

Neurological Disorders services offered in Pearl River, NY

As many as a billion people have neurological disorders worldwide. At Pearl River Acupuncture in Pearl River, New York, leading acupuncture and Chinese medicine specialist Yoonyoung Lee, DACM, LAc, Dipl. OM, treats patients with common neurological disorders like peripheral neuropathy. Acupuncture can restore blood flow and improve sensation in the extremities, significantly improving quality of life. Call the office or book your appointment online now.

1. What parts of the body do neurological disorders affect?

Neurological disorders affect the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (all nerves outside the brain and spinal cord).  Neurological disorders can affect almost every part of your body. 

The most common neurological disorder Dr. Lee treats at Pearl River Acupuncture is peripheral neuropathy, which usually affects the nerves in the feet, legs, hands, and arms.  

2. What symptoms do neurological disorders cause?

Neurological disorders often cause symptoms including: 

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Foot and leg pain
  • Hand and arm pain
  • Severe headaches (migraines)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Impaired memory
  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Poor coordination

Some neurological disorders, like peripheral neuropathy, primarily cause irritating and uncomfortable physical issues, while disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease also cause severe mental and cognitive effects.

3. What are the causes behind peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy most often occurs because of long-term diabetes. With diabetes, persistent high blood glucose levels cause nerve damage, leading to issues like tingling, pain, and numbness in the extremities. 

Another common cause of peripheral neuropathy is working in cold environments for long periods.  Surgery can damage nerves and affect how they function, leading to peripheral neuropathy, as well. 

With other neurological disorders, many causes can contribute, including genetics, toxins, viruses, and medical events like strokes. 

4. How can acupuncture treat neurological disorders?

At Pearl River Acupuncture, Dr. Lee has successfully treated many patients with neurological disorders, particularly those with peripheral neuropathy.  In acupuncture treatments, she uses very thin needles to improve the blood flow to the affected parts of the body.  The blood brings oxygen and nutrients to the damaged nerves, which helps them heal so you can experience normal sensations again. 

According to The National Library of Medicine, acupuncture is quite effective in treating neurological disorders. 

At Pearl River Acupuncture, Dr. Lee has helped many patients who struggle with the symptoms of neurological disease, and she’s ready to help you reclaim normal feeling in your limbs now.  Call the Pearl River office or click the online appointment maker to set up your consultation with Dr. Lee now.