Traditional Chinese Medicine and Human Immunodeficiency Virus‑Associated Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common neurological complications of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and continues to impact people living with HIV/AIDS. The pain associated with peripheral neuropathy can be severe and debilitating. Most pharmacological agents are inadequate in symptom management and are accompanied by adverse side‑effects. Acupuncture and moxibustion offer treatment approaches that can
reduce HIV symptoms and/or the side‑effects of anti‑retroviral therapy and improve patients’ quality of life.