Neuropathy Remedies

Last Modified on Oct 01, 2014

Neuropathy Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Bernice (New Orleans ) on 07/31/2013

Hi in need of help for neuropathy. My name is Bernice. I had back surgery in August 18 2008 for a herniated bulging disc, L4, L5, which left me with my right foot numb from the knee down. After a while, my foot came back to life somewhat. It was still numb and would burn, but was bareable. Over a course of five years with a limp I have learned to walk normaly again with exercise. Neurotin and lyrica did not help and I still had some back pain. This past May, I had to undergo another back surgery. After this surgery, my right foot has become worse. I get burning and tingling pains. It is still numb, even more so. My doctor has told me that it will take more time to heal. I'm 51 years old. I would love to know if anyone has any advice and/or remedies to help.

Posted by Renee
Bergen Co., Nj
Bernice, a friend of mine had peripheral neuropathy due to chemo treatment. I recommended B-vitamins, but knowing the seriousness of this, I was not willing to take chances. I advised her to buy a very good food-based B-Complex and an additional B-12. She had a very quick recovery (symptoms diminished in one day and resolved within a week or so, with no recurrence throughout chemo). Her neuropathies had just started a week or two before, so I'm sure that helped her heal quickly. The B-complex & B-12 supplements she took were Vitamin Code/Garden of Life. This is a raw, whole food formula with live probiotics and enzymes. Find it at any healthfood store in the US. She took it according to the package directions. The amounts are much less than typical supplements & it's a little pricey, but there is absolutely no doubt that this one was well-absorbed and effective for my friend. Her recovery was nothing short of amazing.

Having had plenty of back problems myself, I learned to be mindful of how mental stress causes me to tense up in my back and hips. Just being aware of this has helped me mentally combat the stress and relax my back. Easier said than done, I know, but I wish you all the best.

Posted by Bernice
New Orleans
Hi my name is Bernice I have had neuropathy for five years now after having back surgery for and herniated disc in 2008. Numbness, burning , tingling in my right leg. Witch left me with a limp which I later learn from exercise help me to walk better over the years. But the numbness got better it was just numb under the ball of my right foot. To make along story short. I just had another back surgery which left my right leg numb, I have a limp again. But it is more painfull. My toes burn more at night. I never try any type of vitamins. Just drugs from the doctor over the years like lyrica, Neurotin. Which have never work. Can some one please give me some advise. I am tired of hurting and starting all over again is so depressing. I am 52 years old. This is the only sickness I ever had. Always in perfect health until I had my first back surgery. Like the saying goes, you never think it could happen to you.
Posted by Mama To Many
Middle Tennessee USA
705 Posts
Bernice, There are lots of different things people on Earth Clinic have tried... I would personally start with the turmeric and burdock root. They could be taken together. Also, the apple cider vinegar is good for many things, and I notice people use it for neuropathy. Burdock Root helped me with neuropathy a number of years ago. It took a couple of weeks of consistent use to see a difference. I didn't know about turmeric back then or would have used it, too.

Also, peppermint and St. John's Wort are good for the nervous system. You could make a quart of this tea and drink it daily. But I would give it a good month try before deciding it doesn't work. You could put 4 tea bags (2 of each type) into a quart jar and pour boiling water over it. Let steep for 15 minutes. Strain. Sweeten. Drink hot or cold through the day.

Lots of water is important to help the body flush itself of toxins. I would also try Epsom Salt Baths twice a week. (2 cups of the salt per bath.)

I hope you find some relief soon! Please let us know what helps you.

~Mama to Many~

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Posted by Rita (Wareham, Ma.) on 04/28/2013

Hi Bill from the Phillipines. I am a newcomer (3 months) to this site. This is my first post. I have terrible peripheral neuropathy. I was told that would help me. I just went trough a 3 weeks trial of arginine and the other amino acid recommended by Dr. Louis Ignaro on his site... 6000 mgs of argine a day and 1000 mgs of L-Citrulline... I was on this for 3 weeks and it set me bak 1 1/2 years. I can hardly walk and excrutiating pain. The supplements on are not cheap and I would like your opinion. Thank you very much and blessing to you.

p.s. Forgot to mention that I also have hep-c and have tried every protocol including BHT and only made my heart race 100BPM and every protocal for P.N. I have spent about $10,000.00 on supplements and am getting nowwhere and am getting broke as well. Thx again.

EC: Please note, the mentioned website appears to us to be untrustworthy in the extreme.

Posted by Nolongersad
Queensland, Australia
3 Posts
Hi there, just reading your post and felt I wanted to comment about your periphal neuropathy. My husband also had this, started with the soles of feet and pain/ burning. He was diagnosed with POEMS disease. This is quite rare but maybe a visit to the G.P is needed. Most doctors have never heard of it so maybe read up on it first. His diagnosis took 3 years.
Posted by Rita
Wareham, Ma
I may have been unclear on the previous post. What I meant to say was I have spent $10,000.00 on supplements from other sources. I was trying to see if Bill from the Philipines knows anything about that site before I get involved. Thx and sorry if I created any confusion. It's sort of a new concept and I am skeptical of anything until it's been proven not just take their word for it...
Posted by Tiny Dancer
Dayton, Oh
Try B12 "PATCHES"..... it worked for me and is still working.
Posted by Kathy
the USA
334 Posts
Hi Rita--Blackstrap Molasses is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It is also an excellent source of B vitamins. A nutrition almanac emphasizes taking B vitamins as a whole because if you take just one, you cause a deficiency in the others so if a B-12 patch is being used a TBP of BSM would very beneficial. The B vitamins can also reduce pain.

Binders and fillers of vitamins, supplements and medications cause more trouble than is being recognized. They can cause more pain than the active ingredient is helping. I learned over twenty years ago that I cannot ingest the gelatin capsule without causing problems. Another culprit was in my table salt. That tiny amount used to cause me excruciating sciatica. The flowing/anti-caking agent in the spices are another thing to watch out for. This has been a result of piecemeal learning for over twenty years. I'm just sharing what I have learned, applied and what worked for me.

I will add that I've had multiple head, neck and back injuries from horses, cars and hurried missteps. Since I have using food and spices as my medicine, with better results, even my PCP is impressed and after looking at an MRI, the MD for the head and neck traumas wondered why I was not in so much pain. He had me go to neck specialists questioning whether I should have surgery to no avail. I just wish I had learned what I know now long ago. That's what makes me sad.

Both of my babies were breech but only one was a caesarean. Learning how to eat to avoid pain has helped the bowel difficulties, but I wish I had known this twenty-nine years ago because there is damage that cannot be repaired.

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Posted by Hartrose33 (Lansing, Mi) on 01/05/2014

Do you know what I can do for painful Polyneuropathy? I am not diabetic and the only thing the Doc's give me are pain meds. Please let know as soon as you can.

Posted by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado
Hartrose33: Google daily strength raw vegan diet for neuropathy. Take the hawaiin spirulina and chlorella in a 2:1 ratio. Whole Foods in Lansing has whole trade bananas at 60c a lb. These are organically grown without the costly organic certification. Most of the nutrients are in the peel. You can make soothies from 4 peels per day. They have grass fed liver. this is very high in b vitamins. You can take 3og/day with 5000 iu d3 or the a to d ratio is too much, 4oz/day raw grass fed hamburger, and 3 raw pastured vital eggs/day, 1 tsp. flax oil, green smoothies from organic baby leaves, high in b vitamins and growth factors, and raw honey. They have bee pollen in the fridge. Soak for 24 hours in an acidic juice before taking. Eat 80% carbs from fruit and honey, 10% raw protein, and 10% fat per calorie. 1/2 the fat is saturated. God's Goodies are the raw whole foods that He gives his lovable creatures because He wants them to be well and happy so they can adore creation.

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Posted by Delores (Kansas City, Mo) on 05/14/2013

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Art/Vancouver/R-lipoic acid: I tried Art's protocol for neuropathy. He recommended 500 mgs 3/day...I got up to 700 mgs once a day and woke up with calf cramps on both legs front and back. From 4:00AM to 6:00AM screaming calf cramps. Maybe I'm using the wrong brand (natrol)? They do seem to differ a bit.

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Posted by Diane (Sherborn, MA) on 08/04/2014

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Hello Bill from the Phillipines. I have recently found out that I got my peripheral neuropathy from Cipro. The last 3 years I thought it was from hepatitis c, but the neuropathy came on right after my doctor gave me a double treatment of Cipro.

After looking at all the web sites devoted to this problem I have discovered that my neuropathy is due to FLUORIDE poisoning from the Cipro which is a very extensive problem. Do you know of a way to get the fluoride out of my system?

My neuropathy is getting worse and I even have double vision and bladder issues recently...And the pain and spasms are going up my legs and are in my thighs.. Numb from the knees down. Cipro is a "Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic, " all of which cause neuropathy and it's still on the market..BEWARE EVERYBODY..Thank you very much.

Posted by Bj
Michigan, US
2 Posts
Diane, having been on the cipro merri-go-round and fluoride issues, I began Ted's borax protocol. For a woman: 1/8 tea borax to 1 liter of water (I use a quart jar, as it is close). This is sipped throughout the day. 4 days on, 3 days off. Fluoride is chelated from the body by borax. We also filter our city water using a fluoride filter, and I bathe using 1/2 c borax to 2 quarts of water, to help counter fluoride absorption through the skin, in the shower. I found that many issues improved after 1 month and I continued to improve as I continued to use it, and many of my fluoride issues have abated. I now use the borax protocol about every other month, especially if I have had to drink fluorinated water for some reason. I also added magnesium to my diet, which boosts the borax protocol and well being. EC also has a neuropathy page that may be of additional help.

Diane, I forgot a key ingredient to the borax water for fluoride detox and that is sea salt. I add 1/4 tea to the borax solution.

I hope things improve quickly for you. -Bj

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
951 Posts
Hi Diane...I think Cipro is an awful drug. Not only is Cipro a dangerous antibiotic (that will destroy your intestinal flora) but it also contains fluorine.

To remove the excess fluorine from your body, I would take Borax as the previous post advises.

I would also take lugol's iodine at doses recommended in the Iodine Supplementation Guide by Stephanie Buist. Take ALL the iodine companion nutrients with lugols iodine that are advised in this guide.

Iodine is a wonderful remover of heavy metals and halides. It removes cadmium, aluminum, lead, mercury, arsenic as well as removing bromine and fluorine from the body.

Taking the Cipro and all that excess fluorine in the body will also tend to inhibit the thyroid -- making you hypothyroid. So Iodine will benefit you here as well and will help to return your thyriod to normal operation.

i would also advise that you take the following at mealtimes: Alpha Lipoic Acid(300 mgs twice day), Milk Thistle(450 mgs twice a day) and selenium(200 mcg twice a day). This will help your liver and help to keep your blood pure. It also helps against neuropathy and Hepatitis C.

Posted by Diane
Sherborn, MA, USA
Hello Bill, Thank you and Bj for the feedback with regard to Lugols Iodine and borax...I used both and in 3 days it was the most relief I have had since I came down with neuropathy, 3 years and one month ago...I used it for 4 days and stopped just the borax the 5th day and stayed with the Lugols for that day...That night my neuropathy came back...I have seen many different suggestions on how to use borax.

I have seen several suggestions on how to use borax...4 days on-3 days off. 5 days on-2 days off. 3 weeks on- one week off. What is the reason for going off borax? If possible I would stay on this and completely knock the neuropathy out of my system...I also have gone up to 50 mgs of Lugols as the literature you sent me says that people have gone as high as 300 mgs..It says your nose will run when you hit your maximum dose tolerance. I even stood for and hour and talked to someone. I couldn't stand for over a minute. The pain in my feet was indescribable! I had to keep walking. I was close to crippled. Thank you very much.

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
951 Posts
Hi Diane...Borax affects the hormones in the body and tends to bring your hormones back to normal youthful levels. Thus increasing your hormones in such a fashion can put a strain on the all organs and processes concerned if you are an older person. That's why its best to have regular rests from the Borax protocol.

Your own borax dose should be an 1/8 tspn taken with a litre of water and drunk throughout he day. When I took the borax protocol for my candida issues, I took it for five days on with two days off. So I took it during the week and stopped taking it at weekends. But if you want to take it for 4 days on and 3 days off that's fine as well. Whatever suits your own needs.

I wasn't surprised about what you said concerning the increased energy that iodine gives you. It also helps you to think with more clarity as well -- brainfog just disappears. In other words, it radically improves low thyroid issues thus also improving the function of all your other hormones as another wonderful benefit and side-effect. I take iodine every day now -- its a must for me.

Posted by Rickdavis (Av) on 07/09/2014

For the last little bit, my hands tingle if I hold the phone/fork/toothbrush for several minutes. Why?

Posted by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
472 Posts
Hello Rickdavis;

Do BOTH hands tingle when you hold an object for a few minutes? Or just the right hand? Or the left hand. If the problem is in just one hand, I'd guess a muscle is pulled or a ligament is torn. I'd had something like that before and I try to use the thumb of the other hand to push the muscles and find the tender place. If you find that spot (you'll know it)...then apply some DMSO onto skin there and repeat a day or two later.

If BOTH your hands are doing this, the problem may be in the neck but normal numbness in the hand caused by vertebra misalignment is on one side or the other...usually, but not always. Any neck pain?

If there is damage in the vertebra caused by lesion damage to the nerve, then that might account for such symptoms. Multiple Sclerosis can cause numbness but I don't want to frighten you. MS is usually associated with mercury toxicity. That and coupled with a virus...some contend, that the combo of mercury (or other heavy metal) and virus can cause lesions. You'd need an MRI to confirm the presence of lesions. I believe there is a program that one can employ to kill MS progression; such as the use of Calcium AEP (google, "nutrition review calcium AEP") as well as cleansing the body of mercury and using anti viral substances.

Posted by Rickdavis
Yes, whichever hand I use starts tingling. It makes driving difficult, because the hand controlling the steering wheel starts tingling and the other is tingling from where it rests on the wheel. Thought maybe blood flow? I do have arthritis in my neck, but that's from years already and the tingling is new. I was exposed to mercury as a child, but over 40 years ago--would it take this long to show up? Thanks.
Posted by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
472 Posts
Hello again Rickdavis;

OK, that bit of info helps. The fact that you have an arthritic neck would well explain the problem. That would mean not just a vertebra is out but calcium deposits are in your neck and such a condition could be cause for the tingling in the hands.

The mercury issue is possible and I'd have a toxicity test done to see if I had heavy metal problems. Mercury can be chelated out of the system.

Back to the arthritic neck; I have that too. Calcium in a curved cervical. Manipulation for me was the answer (not cure) as I was able to obtain relief by mechanically moving the curved vertebra back to normal (alignment). And a good chiropractor was able to help by using a drop table (face down) to get the curve back into the neck. The curve of the series of cervical should be toward the throat a bit...Not protruding outward. One should not be able to "feel" with fingertips the neck vertebra coming out the back of the neck; that would indicate a reverse curve. Usually the misalignment in the neck is out left or right also.

Well, back to the problem I have what you may be experiencing.... I'd visit a number of chiropractors for a consult. Only let one take x-rays and be sure to obtain a copy for yourself. Use that to visit others. In my opinion I would NOT let a doctor "twist" your head (face up) holding your head in his hands. That, in my experience is counter productive.

Again, you want a doctor who will have you face down on a drop table (it drops maybe a half inch as the doctor slightly forces the catch mechanism to release and with his hand on the part of my neck that needs to mechanically move back in place.)

My neck curve was restored to a reasonable degree and I could even feel (with fingers) the movement because the vertebra that HAD been bulging were back in place. Instead of out the back of neck and to the side, after six or seven treatments that bulging was gone and literally I could feel the vertebra deeper into neck.

The technique is called by some of the doctors the "Pierce technique" named after a chiropractor who developed the method...or at least who made it popular.

Stay away from the neck twisters variety if you decide to get some help. I speak from experience.

Posted by Rick
Thanks so much for your response. I had forgotten, but years ago I had a 'neck twist' by an amatuer--said she could 'lift' me by my armpits and fix my back and wow did it hurt! . For my arthritic neck, I had a neighbor who was a physical therapist who showed me exercises for a bulging disk (over 15 yrs ago). I had forgotten all about that, so will start that again.

Posted by Trishb (Denver, Co) on 05/06/2014

I have been diagnosed with polyneuropathy which started after an auto accident a few years ago. My doctor diagnosed it as Restless Leg Syndrome at that time. Diagnosis now polyneuropathy. It feels like I have no strength in my legs, get tired just from doing almost nothing and my feet feel like I am walking on prickly blocks of wood. I had back surgery last year and although back is fine, legs/feet still the same. I have tried ALA and saw some relief, lots of B-12 and found to be deficient in Vitamin D so I have been working on fixing that. Wondering what Niacin might do.....just bought L-carnitine as someone suggested that as well. Also will try boswelia and turmeric combo. Appreciate all info and I am grateful to have options as pharma drugs not for me! Thanks in advance for your help.

Posted by Toddr34 (Sumter, Sc) on 04/25/2014

My wife survived chemo/radiation for female cancer which appears to be successful, however only weeks after finishing treatment she developed terrible nerve pain in buttock then moved down the whole left leg and foot. Doctors think there is nerve damage in the hip where a nerve bundle passes through. Thigh muscle now barely can lift up her leg, she is using a walker for about a week. on high pain meds twice a day, but still has pain all day and break through pain that is terrible, pain doc says he has given all the meds he can and see you in 2 weeks. Getting a second opinion next week. I need help for the pain and neuropathy, especially bad in the foot. There are so many people selling an answer it can be daunting trying to sort out what might really work. She stands to lose her job if no solution can be found. We have three boys and our life has changed drastically, any help is appreciated!!!

Posted by Timh
1294 Posts
Toddr34: First thing to do is see a Chiropractor. Nutritional supplements that will help are GABA 1grm before retiring. 1grm NAC daily will improve detox. Selenium/Vit-E/CoQ10 will improve detox and energy. Whole body hot bath w/ 1/4 cup Epsom Salts & 1/4 cup Baking Soda will help eliminate poisons also. Fish, Krill, or Flax Oil will improve integrity and regrowth of nerve tissue (as will the GABA). Be sure to eat adequate high quality protein. Canned Sardines has quality protein, Essential Fatty Acids, and DNA/RNA. A high quality Multivitamin/Mineral w/ super foods will help. Solaray has a very good Women's Multiglandular that will help in healing and restoration. Raw Liver Tablets are a great superfood.

All these suggestions will help clean, strengthen, and rebuild the body as well as nerves. Toxic cancer treatments are very catabolic (leaving the body sick & weak). These suggestion will increase the anabolic potential of healing & rebuilding.

Posted by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas
The B vitamins support the nerves, especially B12. "Could it be B12?" is a book discussing how nerve damage can come from a simple vitamin deficiency. She can supplement with liver and brewers yeast for the b vitamins at low cost.

Also look into the book "Drug Muggers" to find out what vitamins and minerals were depleted by the particular chemo drugs so you get an idea as to what may need to be replaced.

High dose vitamin C may help with the pain. I think it was Dr. Hoffer who used gram dosages of vitamin c to relieve pain in a cancer patient. You can get the powder on Amazon.

Posted by Larry T. Jackson (tommy) (Olive Branch, Ms.) on 03/23/2014

I have neuropathy. A lot of control loss in my legs. I'm on disability and the insurance I have is a joke with medicaid. I get very little help from them and I'm looking for something affordable that I can do to help myself. I tried acupuncture but at $70 per visit and they wanted me to come 3 times a week, that was not an option. I'm looking for someone that can give some direction. I'm 50 yrs old and get around like I'm 80. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
472 Posts
Hello Larry T Jackson,

Re the neuropathy problem...

I've been a big advocate for the "nutrient" and vitamin like substance called AEP... known as Calcium AEP, but do not be confused....this AEP is not another form of calcium. The nutrient is the AEP.

Just fantastic for neuropathy. I'd take four in the morning and four at night.

There is a good web "nutrition review calcium AEP" and you will see how many problems AEP can help with. LOTS of history to AEP.

Just this morning I'd overdone the sugary pastry (Sunday addiction) and my feet started hurting. Four AEP later... aching gone.

Posted by Tony (Jacksonville, Florida) on 02/05/2014

My fingertips have been numb for 7 days. Any suggestions?

Posted by Candy
Fort Madison, Iowa
Go see a chiropractor. Your neck or back might be out of alignment.
Posted by Man
Sojouring America
Question Tony: Do you also have the issue in your toes? The question I would explore is blood sugar. Is yours right? The first thing that comes to my mind is diabetic nerve issue from excessive blood sugar. Just a thought when I saw your statement.

Posted by Geno (Eureka, Ca) on 01/26/2014

Hello! I have had gradual symptoms of neuropathy since 1998. The latest have been cold like sensations starting in my feet and are now all over my body including my face/head. I've already had the burning sensations in hands feet and legs.Wwhich have went away except leaving a dull achiness. Which is tolerable as long as I stay away from nightshade foods. DO YOU KNOW OF A CURE? are there supplements that can treat this? I appreciate any feedback. Thank you, Geno

Posted by Prioris
Fl, Usa
264 Posts
Take 5000 mcg sublingual B12 methylcobalamin every day. This is the most popular cure. Lots of success with this alone. Will know within 2-4 weeks whether it is working.

Take 300 mg B1 benfotiamine in morning and 300 mg B1 benfotiamine in evening for two weeks. Then down to 150 mgs B1 benfotiamine in morning and 150 mg B1 in evening for maintenance. I believe you should know within 2-4 weeks whether it is working.

Try Alpha Lipoic Acid but I think this is really for diabetic neuropathy

I'd start with both the methylcobalamin and benfotiamine

Posted by Mike62
Geno: Put 1 cup spring water, 1/4 organic lemon including the peel, 1tsp. expeller pressed coconut oil, and 1 tsp. flax oil into a blender. Grind up and drink. Do this 4 times per day. This must be done properly because the citrus pectin is required to emulsify the oil. Cut the ends off a large organic banana. Cut into 4 sections including the peel and put into the blender with 1 cup spring water, some organic chili, 1 tsp. raw cocoa powder, 1g colostrum, 1g Hawaiian spirulina, and 1/2g chlorella. Grind up and drink. Do this 8 times per day. Put 1tsp. desiccated Argentinian liver, 1tsp. sunflower lecithin, and 1tsp. non denatured whey isolate into 1 cup spring water and drink. Do this 4 times per day. 3 times per day take 1ml skate liver oil.
Posted by Robert Henry
Ten Mile ,tn
HI U GENO, , , , , , , , , , , I learned this from a patient who has neuropathy due to Hepatitis C. She takes Alpha Lipoic Acid daily and also takes It by IV monthly. My problem is due to diabetes and although I take ALC daily, about twice a year I do an I.V. and which keeps my feet free of pain.

=====OLE ROBERT HENRY==========

Posted by Om
Hope Bc Canada
A couple of years go or more I suffered from neuropathy badly in my left foot. I did research and also came across ALA but decided not to use it as there is eventually a loss of certain vitamins, as well as the cost.

Since then I have taken high amounts of vit C from the Indian goose berry which is AMLA. I take it daily in powder form, soaked in water with some honey. I also use the same regimen with turmeric. But the AMLA has removed that terrible electric pain to this day. By the way, honey is a good conductor rather than DMSO and is good for diabetes regardless of those voices that cry "sugar". Amla keeps the arteries supple and prevents the damage from diabetes, together with turmeric with hemp oil.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Becca
Abilene, Tx
21 Posts
I have found 900 to 1200 mg of sustained alpha lipoic acid a life saver for some neuropathy that I was experiencing from 4 herniated discs in my neck and back, along with burning mouth syndrome. I also take A C E Selenium, and Zinc supplement and 15,000 IOUu of vitamin D3. I do alkalize with lemon/baking soda each morning.
Posted by Prioris
Fl, Usa
264 Posts
Just a note for Becca. If you still have the herniated discs, refer to my posts on Hyaluronic Acid. As people get older, their synovial fluid can become depleted of HA causing herniated disc. It needs to be highly absorb-able kind.
Posted by Betsy
San Diego
Robert Henry, What do YOU take for neuropathy and have you been successful?
Posted by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn
HI U BETSEY, , , , , , , , , , , , , What all need to understand is that I am not a guru. I am just an old dog that has been down lots of dusty trails. I am a polly parrot as I just repeat what I have experienced or what I have read. I have no lab which I have done all these grand and glorious experiments. I have neuropathy because I am a diabetic. I take Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements and do the IV's twice a year. It works for me as I have no foot pain. I just tell all what works for me. Others have solutions that you may want to consider.

What makes me want to cry is that I have an MD within 20 miles who does Naturalpathic things that most of you have no access to. Times are changing as more doctors are disgusted with conventional medicine of only treating symptoms. Hope this gives you a trail to follow. Read and read some more.

=======OLE ROBERT HENRY============

Posted by Becca
Abilene, Tx
21 Posts
Thanks...I will. I do still have the herniated discs but therapy and ALA has made a huge difference. I also had a sudden onset of burning mouth syndrome about 6 months ago when a specialist that I started seeing put me into a hyperthyroid state with a medicinal overdose of thyroid medication and the ALA has been a God send for that as well. I still take a low dose compounded thyroid medication (from a different doctor) but am supplementing thyroid/adrenal builders in hopes of getting off of the prescription meds. I will be ordering blood work in a couple of weeks to check some of my levels to see if my regimen is working. I also have noticed that my blood pressure has dramatically decreased to the point that I only take a BP pill once or twice a week if I feel that I need it and my vision has improved. My hope is that the next time I see my doctor and show her my lab results, I will be medicine free and feeling great! At the moment she has no idea about the regimen that I have researched and put myself on...but she is a great doctor and firmly supports natural healing over prescription when it can be achieved!

Posted by Grannyguru (Oro Valley, Az) on 11/28/2013

I tried licorice extract for shingles. It did nothing to help.

I stopped taking L-arginine and that did help a lot, but the shingles still continued.

Spraying calamine lotion also helped.

I tired a ton of things from earth clinic; I can't even remember them all.

I still have shingles, but it IS going away.

Posted by Little Wing
My mother cured her shingles with massive doses of L-Lysine (1500-3000 mg/day), ACV soaks (soak towel, let sit for 10-15 minutes a few times a day) and this phenomenal gunk called WonderSalve from Durham's Bee Farms. Hope this helps you.
Posted by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
472 Posts
Hello Grannyguru,

About Shingles;

Here's a salve remedy that has worked amazing well over the years.

Ten caps of cayenne pepper. There are different units of heat, just choose any

Five caps of NATURAL Vitamin E to make sure the cayenne does not burn the skin.

Twenty drops of colloidal silver.

Twenty drops of DMSO to carry the ingredients to the site of the nerve where the virus is raging.

Apply the salve (gooey) to the eruptions. Let dry for two hours. Rinse off and next day you should notice the eruptions have gone from angry red to rust color. Re apply the salve the next day. Let dry for two hours.

Repeat two days later if necessary. I got rid of mine in two applications. If the immune system is impaired then you'll see a longer time for recovery.

Also, drink a tablespoon of the Colloidal Silver daily for a week or so and two caps of cayenne and a 200 iu capsule daily of the natural E (NOT synthetic) daily for two weeks.

The cayenne will cauterize the virus and the CS will also kill it. The DMSO is a carrier/solvent and the E is a healer and will keep skin from being burned by the pepper.

Posted by Joanna (Philadelphia, Pa) on 10/31/2012

I have terrible peripheral neuropathy. I have tried everything to no avail.. Recently heard about Helichrysum essential oil for neuropathy. Does anyone know anything about this? and how do you take it? Thank you

Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
Joanna from Philadelphia, Pa: My mother has seen dramatic improvement in her neuropathy conditions incl Sciatica, pain from Osteoporosis and Arthritis and Scoliosis.

Helichrysum Essential Oil is a wonder oil in her opinion, she uses it diluted 50/50 (with a base oil like almond, jojoba, etc) on the location of the pain, and also on the feet (where the nerve endings of hundreds of nerves are located). And finds relief from pain within 10 mins at best.

It is IMPERATIVE to use therapeutic grade essential oils, because they are absorbed by the skin (the largest organ) and if not the right type, they can do damage to the body. My mom swears by Helichrysum oil and alternates that with a blend of essential oils for neuro related pains.

I hope you get some relief, Tina

Posted by Wayfinder (Modesto, Ca/ Usa) on 10/18/2012

Having done some reading on this, have found that early gangrene involves great pain in legs, followed by numbness, then skin turning black. One suggested treatment was a hyperbarric chamber to put oxygen back into body, or use of home-oxygen. Definitely seek doctor's care if skin is turning black! Right away!

And here is a quote:

"Of particular interest at this point is the recent work of Dr. Steinberg (1), of Jewish Memorial Hospital in New York City, in the successful treatment of gangrene of the legs and feet with sodium ascorbate. In five cases of long-standing gangrene, resistant to other forms of treatment and some scheduled for amputation, the administration of up to 5 grams of sodium ascorbate daily, in addition to other treatment brought about improvement and healing in a few weeks."


Posted by Karen (Tampa, Fl) on 10/16/2012

I have peripheral neuropathy and hepatitis C. I currently have very cold legs (from the knees down) and EXTREMELY cold feet. My toes and the top of my feet are turning black. Don't know what to do. I cannot take cayene as it makes my tinnitus increase too much. Any suggestions would be greatly apppreciated. Thank you for reading.

Posted by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales
Are you able to prop your legs above your heart?? LAY ON YOUR BACK and prop your legs ABOVE YOUR HEART. If you are able LAY ON YOUR BED AND PUT THEM UP AGAINST A WALL or on any furniture with a wall you can do this xxxxxx Also try magniesium. I am not trying to scare you, but you REALLY need to try to get that circulation going again. Is there any one that can help you?? I live on my own so I crawl, around when no 1 is here in agony, just to do simple things xx But will your self to live!!! It helps also xx Many times I wake up feeling very negative, then argue with MYSELF!!! LOL XXX Wether it be inside my head, or if I can I shout at myself in a mirror as well xxxxxxx hope this helps you sweetie I KNOW how afraid you feel and the pain you are going thru xxx I get days when I think SOD THIS!!! But that's when I shout at myself, and force myself to do what I need to do xx I am not always succsesful, but I KEEP ON TRYING!!!!! NEROPATHIC PAIN IS A BITCH!!!! I know, I have had it for years, but if you can do something to distract your self that will help too. Sitting thinking about the pain makes it a LOT WORSE because you become 'trappped' by that thought xx I am still learning and I am not saying its easy love, but the more you dwell on it or tell youself it's coming the worse it will get. I don't see many people so I have to keep my mind occupied so I do things like 2x2 in my head to give me something to think about and tell the pain to ^%$##@!!!!! I hope this helps love xx I know how bad it gets, even typing, etc. Have you tried CAYENNE in a much smaller dose at all?? J ust a tiny bit on the edge of a teaspoon?? You don't need to take loads of it for it to work xxxxxxxx Hope I have been of some help Love Andrea c xxxxxxxx
Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Karen, can you try putting cayenne externally? I've heard it helps too.
Posted by Karen
Tampa, Fl
Andrea, I thank you for your great concern and thoughtful suggestion. I am trying to get over the constant pain and numbness and electrical shocks etc. Etc. I will survive although it's a day to day thing...Bless you
Posted by Karen
Mmsg, I'll mix some castor oil with cayenne and put a small amount on one foot and see what happens... Thx for advice.. Bless you
Posted by Connie
Slc, Utah, Usa
110 Posts
Hi Karen; This sounds like a potential Emergency to me. Blackening of toes and feet may indicate gangrene is occurring. Please Go to the Emergency Room. The infection could spread quickly and threaten your life!

The ER may have to use IV antibiotics, but it may be necessary because of this type of infection.

This infection could be from high blood sugar, diabetes. Take very serious measures to lower blood sugar.

Many people have had success with Alpha Lipoic Acid for lowering blood sugar.

Posted by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Andrea - I love your attitude and spirit... You go girl!

For Karen, I was wondering (along with Mmsg) if she couldn't put some cayenne into lotion and massage it in. There are even creams you can buy at the health food store containing capsicum (although it's cheaper to do it yourself - starting with a small amount of cayenne and working up gradually). My Dad has bad leg circulation and he has to sleep with his feet/calves on pillows. If he doesn't, he's in severe pain in the morning. Good luck! Bess

Posted by Wayseeker
Modesto, Ca/ Usa
Hi Sweetie: I also had creeping numbness, agonizing chronic pain in my legs, and some muscle wasting, and electric shocks and brain sloshing. I was on a popular serotonin re-uptake inhbitor that nearly killed me, and left me bleeding from my eyes and ears: signs of liver shut-down. The doc only wanted to give me more and different. I quickly titrated down and off instead, which saved my life. Had I followed his orders, it would have killed me... And he didn't even recognize the clear signs of liver failure. I ended up with full-blown fibromyalgia due to the stress the drug caused me. People have sued. The stuff is potentially deadly.. And handed out like candy... With very little indication of its neccesity, and super-fast, no-test diagnoses. Of course, docs get a substantial kick-back, and even trips to Tahiti, and own stock in the big pharm that makes the drug, which you then stay on for life, paying residual income to them. That's a conflict of interest if I ever heard one!

Now, solution time. The thing that helped me most of all, was an ancient Native American recipe called Ojibwa, what we call Essiac tea, or Floressence tea. I also researched Guaifenisen thoroughly, and followed the protocol. This removed lactic acid and took away 1/2 of my pain. However, I now believe such stressors and drugs gobble up ravenous amounts of Vit. C, which leads to a downward spiral. Hot baths and keep moving when on your feet. I had a circulation problem somehow, too. An initial diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy was proved incorrect by a mild shock-machine nerve-test by a top neurologist, showing the problem was not with my nerves at all. I have now healed about 3/4 of the way, by natural means. And I surely am fine mentally, and always was. Go for it! --T.

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