Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook
Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest
to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience.
Due to limitations of time, not all information that Dr. Weyrich knows or would like to further research is
Dr. Weyrich welcomes financial contributions to support specific research topics, as well as copies of
non-free access journal articles for him to review on a topic.
Constructive criticism is also welcome.
Overview of Paresthesia
Paresthesias are abnormal sensations, such as numbness, tingling, burning, or a feeling
of ants crawling on the skin (formication) [Starr2005, pg 125].
Complimentary and alternative treatments for paresthesia that are considered below include:
Low Dose Naltrexone
Etiology of Paresthesia
Paresthesia is a multifactoral disorder; potential causes include:
Pinched or damanged nerve due to structural imbalance
Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
According to the Low Dose Naltrexone home page [LDN], LDN has been seen to benefit
many different neurodegenerative diseases associated with autoimmune processes,
including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease.
Although Dr. Weyrich is not aware of any reports of treating paresthesia using LDN,
Dr. Weyrich speculates that paresthesia may also respond to LDN.
Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN).
However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of paresthesia