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Peripheral Neuropathy – Homeopathy Treatment

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system that causes numbness, tingling, burning, or weakness. It usually begins in the hands or feet and can be caused by certain anticancer drugs. Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. Several remedies are available for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system that causes numbness, tingling, burning, or weakness; it usually begins in the hands or feet and can be caused by certain anticancer drugs.

The peripheral nerves are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. When there is damage to the peripheral nerves, peripheral neuropathy symptoms depend on which type peripheral nerve is affected. There are three types of peripheral nerves:

Sensory nerves allow us to feel temperature, pain, vibration, and touch.

Motor nerves are responsible for voluntary movement; they allow us to walk and open doors, for example.

Autonomic nerves control involuntary or automatic functions, such as breathing, digestion, swelling, and bowel and bladder function.

Cause of peripheral neuropathy

  • Drugs – isoniazid, vincristine, heavy metals, cisplatin.
  • Metabolic – e.g. diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease (renal failure).
  • Alcohol abuse (with or without vitamin B1 deficiency.)
  • Guillain Barre syndrome
  • Malignancy-e.g carcinoma of the lung, leukemia, lymphoma.
  • Vitamin deficiency (e.g. B12) or excess
  • Connective tissue disease or vasculitis
  • Hereditary – e.g hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
  • Others, e/g amyloidosis, HIV infection
  • Idiopathic

Peripheral neuropathy diagnosis

Because peripheral neuropathy has so many causative factors proper history and physical examination should be done. Viabration and monitoring tests are important in this condition during physical examination.

Blood tests, electrodiagnostic studies (nerve conduction studies, and electromyelography are also very useful tests in order to diagnose peripheral neuropathy.


Peripheral neuropathy treatment with homeopathic medicines

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat peripheral neuropathy symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available for the  treatment of  peripheral neuropathy that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy:

Anacardium, Plumbum Met, Phosphorous, Zincum Met, Pulsatilla, Graphites, Causticum, Phosphoric Acid, Gelsemium, Baryta Carb, Picric Acid, Zincum Phos, Zincum Pic, Sepia, Silicea, Natrum Sil, Agaricus, Mercurius, Sulphur, Lachesis, Cuprum Met, Rhus Tox and many other medicines.


About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, - visit Dr. Bhatia's website.


  • This subject is dear to my heart as i suffer from peripheral neuropathy and alongside having diabetes.

    I found this article overwhelming but great to read and hopefully i can take some comfort away with me. Thanks for a lovely article.


    • Hi my son is 11 yr old and he feels pin and needles sensations on his middle of his hands /palm and under neath his feet in middle area since last 3 yrs. Since last year he is getting more. So we did blood test, lead test, MRI, electric magnetic test. None of the test help. Please suggest some treatment or medication.
      Thank you

  • good to find a article on Peripheral Neuropathy , however it is at very high level.

    Request to throw some light with details of the symtoms and the associated Medicine options with potency to be prescribed.
    I am inclined to know more on the Peripheral Neuropathy treatment caused by Cheomotherepy of Brest Cancer.( trouble with speaking (voice changed , slurr ) , chewing ,swallowing,excessive SLiva , weakened muscles legs , Arms and hands, Cant stand upright, can stand and walk with great difficulty using walker only,cant hold spoon , imbalance Trips on small things like slipper)

  • hi
    This is Mr Kumar 40 years, last 3 years iam suffering with chronic axonal nueropathy
    i visited so many neurologists in india everybody is saying the same thing , there is no cure
    i have to use medicines pregabalin 150-300mg mornging and 150-300 mg eviening .
    iam suffering with muscular pain ,pain starting from foot to thie ,what could i do , please refer some medicines

  • I am 70, heaving a healthy/active life style, playing golf. Had angioplasty twice .. 1/2011 and 12/2018. Have been under medication clopidogril(75), ecosprin(75) and atorvastatin(20) for almost 10 yrs. For the last 4-5 months sympotoms of polyneuropathy have crept in especially in my left leg muscles. Slight limp has developed in the left leg while walking. Got nerve conductivity test and EMG. Some of the nerves have been found partially damaged. My atorvastatin has been replaced with rosulip 5mg. Apart from it I am taking CoQ 100 mg and meconerve forte (vit B12) injection(weekly) , in addition, for the past one month. I would like to have further professional help to treat this

  • I am suffering from neuropathy mostly in my right foot and a little bit feeling in left foot as well. This condition has started since last 2 yrs, but has a bit increased recently. My HbA1C is 5.7, blood sugar fasting 95.
    Please suggest some homeopathic remedy and how can I take your treatment. I reside in West Delhi. Thank you,

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