Paul Enright, Dipl. Acup.

Neurological Issues

Most of the points used in acupuncture are along nerve pathways. Acupuncture has also been shown to influence neuropathways and as such has a very good reputation in the treatment of neurological issues. The most common neurological concern that I treat is migraine headaches. In fact I received acupuncture for my migraines back in the mid 1990's. Typically acupuncture can help decrease the frequency and severity of migraines. It also works well for stress and cluster headaches.

Some of the other neurological issues that I have successfully treated include: bell's palsey, trigeminal neuralgia, piched nerves, neuropathy and complications from stroke. With most neurolgical problems the sooner you do the acupuncture the better the results. For example you are much more likely to get positive results with acupuncture following a stroke if you don't wait too long. If it has been 10 years since your stroke, the chances of acupuncture helping are definitely reduced. Not saying it is impossible, just less likely. If it has been a few months or a few weeks, then acupuncture can have a real impact.