Many studies have shown that using nutritional support with lipoic acid 300 mg 2x day, Acetyl-L-Carnitine 2,000 mg a day, Inositol (500-1,000 mg a day), and vitamins B6 (50-100 mg a day) and B12 can actually help heal the nerves and decrease or eliminate the pain.
Nerves take time to heal, so natural remedies need to be taken for 3-12 months. In the interim, holistic pharmacies can make powerful creams combining multiple medications effective against nerve pain. These are rubbed over the painful areas and can be very effective after 1-2 weeks of use. Because they are applied topically, the total dose to the rest of your body is very low, making it largely side-effect-free. Other medications can also be very effective.
- Complementary Therapies