As we know, our conventional medical system is a reactive system when it comes to chronic conditions. The US is ranked among the best when saving someone from near death experiences, but our mortality and health ratings are at 57th. We commonly try to fit these chronic conditions into an acute care model and we fail miserably with drugs, surgeries, and injections. With neuropathy, we are dealing with a multitude of causes that create a condition called hypoxia, the lack of oxygen getting to the tissues. This requires addressing the root cause and unfortunately there is no pill, potion, lotion, or surgery that addresses this. We have to look at the body’s physiology to correct this.
So let’s talk about the most common types of neuropathy that account for around 95% of patients.
The first type of neuropathy is circulatory neuropathy. With this type of patients, we find commonly that they have pre-diabetes, diabetes, circulatory challenges, and also have been on a downward spiral with their overall health which have caused the constriction of the circulatory system, cutting off blood flow to the micro-vessels in the extremities.
The second type of neuropathy will be toxicity-induced neuropathy. This type of neuropathy can be caused by chemotherapy and/or statin medications. The majority of our patients will have had heart problems, may be on a pacemaker, and have strict rules with their cardiologist. We are still be able to help them while they are taking all of their medications.
In simple terms, I like using the analogy of a plant. With these conditions, our body starts to form a process called hypoxia. This is when the lack of blood flow and nutrients are being cut off from the nerve causing the nerves to start to die. So just like a plant, when we cut off oxygen, nutrients, sunlight, and water from that plant it starts to die.
Patients are being told day in and day out that nerves cannot regenerate. The reason why they are being told this is because in most clinics the tools they are using are all reactive: Cymbalta, which is for bi-polar & depression, Neurotin, Gabapetin, Lyrica, or maybe some nerve blocks to kill the pain. We all know that the nerve is an organism just like a plant. If we give it what it needs, then it will regenerate. If we tried to feed a plant poison, chemical, or infected in with needles, we all know this would not allow the plant to regenerate. Quite the opposite. So it’s simple, we give the nerve what it needs. The entire program revolves around driving blood and oxygen to the nerves.
Now that we know that neuropathy is from the lack of blood flow, then we have to give our patients tools to increase blood flow to that nerve by addressing the damaged areas with stimulation and light therapy, and address the hypoxia internally with the non-inflammatory diet along with specific supplements that are going to alkalize, detox, and increase blood flow through the nitric oxide effect. Simply by restoring normal physiology, the body knows exactly what to do.
If you are interested in learning more about our neuropathy program and if its a good fit for you, please call our office at (209) 838-3434 to schedule a free consultation.