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Are there alternative treatments for diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Although their efficacy has not been proved, some alternative treatments are used for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. A great number of people find relief from acupuncture, a procedure done by placing very thin needles into various places of the body. Others use a natural substance called capsaicin, which is found in hot peppers, in the form of cream, spray, or roll-on, to relieve pain. Studies show that an antioxidant called alpha-lipoic acid can promote healthy nerve function and relieve the pain caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Ask your doctor about incorporating an alternative remedy into your treatment plan.

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