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Are there alternative treatments for peripheral neuropathy?

Although alternative treatments are not always approved by doctors, some are routinely used for reliving peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Some try acupuncture. About 60 percent of people with peripheral neuropathy who try acupuncture say that it helped them with their pain. Some people use natural substances like capsaicin cream and alpha-lipoic acid as pain relievers. Other people try guided relaxation to try to control their reaction to their pain.

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