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Acupuncture and How it can Help in Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common post-treatment adverse side-effect that is triggered by damage to the nerves that manage the movement of our arms and legs. These are understood as peripheral nerves and are positioned away from the brain and spine. Some common signs are a serious pain, muscle weakness, and loss of sensation or pins and needles. According to Chinese medicine, chemo is an extremely harmful drying force that disturbs the internal physiology of an individual. The organs most impacted by chemo are the spleen, liver, and kidney. Acupuncturists support these organs to promote internal balance and get rid of the symptoms. CIPN has many characteristics that differ from other kinds of neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome or metabolic neuropathy. It is an actually damaging condition that limits the capability of an individual. It can show to be a hindrance to the dose of administered chemotherapy and may even trigger discontinuation of tre