Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Several alternative medicine treatments may help people with autonomic neuropathy. However, because autonomic neuropathy is a serious condition, discuss any new treatments with your doctor to ensure that they won't interfere with treatments you're already receiving or cause you any harm.

Alpha-lipoic acid

Preliminary research suggests this antioxidant may be helpful in slowing or even reversing neuropathy that's causing blood pressure or heart rate problems. However, more study is needed.


This therapy, which uses numerous thin needles placed on specific points in the body, may help treat slow stomach emptying. More studies are needed to confirm what acupuncture's role is in treating autonomic neuropathy, however.

July 12, 2012

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