Shooting, burning and needle pains in the arms and legs can be initial hints of the diabetic neuropathy. It is the complication which is associated with the diabetes.  In the diabetic neuropathy damage occurs to the nerves of all over the body. Depending on the nerves affected, symptoms may vary from numbness and pain in the extremities to issues with blood vessels, digestion, urinary tract and heart. There is no second opinion while saying that doctors are god on earth. On the other hand we can’t even deny this fact that a healthy life style and natural remedies play an immense role to improve the quality of life. Due to the lack of knowledge about the natural ways to manage the diseases we don’t get exact way to cure the sickness. Life style and home remedies for diabetic neuropathy are very fruitful to manage the problem to a greater extent.

Lifestyle and Home Remedies for Diabetic Neuropathy

Turmeric – Turmeric is the one of one most used spice in Indian kitchens. It is considered as the effective home remedy for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.  Use of this spice is known to be quite effective in patients who are suffering from neuropathic pain in diabetes. Cur cumin present in turmeric is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to provide the relief in symptoms like tingling, numbness and pain in hands, feet, neck or shoulders. Moreover turmeric also helps to lower the blood sugar levels in body.

How to consume

  • Take half - 1teaspoonful of turmeric along with low fat milk.
  • Take it twice daily for better results.

Wheat grass juice:

Wheatgrass is packed with iron calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, K, E and B-complex, selenium and amino acids. Wheatgrass juice is very useful to manage the problem of diabetic neuropathy. It helps in oxygenation and provides the blood supply to damaged tissues. It also helps in the repair of damaged nerves in diabetic neuropathy.

How to consume:

  • Take 1teaspoonful of wheatgrass powder with water twice in day.
  • Alternatively   one can prepare the fresh wheatgrass juice. Consuming the 10-15 ml of this juice twice daily is quite good in diabetic neuropathy.

Indian Gooseberry (amla) – It is commonly named as amla and is a rich source of vitamin C which helps to promote the functioning of pancreas.  So consumption of amla juice is fruitful to lower the blood sugar levels in diabetes. Being a rich source of antioxidants it helps to manage the diabetic neuropathy symptoms also.

Directions to use:

  • One can take the 10-15 ml amla juice two times in day.
  • Alternatively one can mix one tablespoon of Indian gooseberry juice in a cup of bitter gourd juice. Consume it every day for best results.

Fenugreek – Fenugreek (methi) is used as a spice in Indian kitchen and is an effective home remedy for treatment of diabetic neuropathy.  Hypoglycemic activity helps to decrease the blood sugar levels. Being rich in fibers, it aids to slow down the absorption of sugars and carbohydrates from foods. Moreover anti-inflammatory activity of fenugreek seeds helps to reduce the shooting pains in arms, feet and shoulders in diabetic neuropathy.

How to consume

  • Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight and consumes it along with water.
  • Consume it two times daily until you observe the noticeable change.

Flax seeds (Alsi) – Flax seeds are also one of useful home remedy for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. They are rich source of fibers and helps to absorb sugar and carbohydrates from blood.

Directions to use:

  • Take one tablespoon of flaxseed powder with a glass of warm water or low   fat milk twice in a day.
  • Do it regularly two times in day.

Life style:

“It is well said that if you are following a healthy life style then you can conquer over your disease”

  • Monitor the blood sugar levels at specific period of time.
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure.
  • Yoga and meditation should be an integral part of your routine. It helps to decrease the oxidative stress in body and also helps in healing of damaged nerves.
  • Keep yourself away from negative thoughts.
  • Cut down on sugar.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners.
  • Avoid processed and junk food.
  • Eat vegetables like broccoli, leafy greens, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots. Cut down on starchy vegetables like corn and potatoes.
Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our webiste: & Download our Android App Planet Aurveda from Google Play Store