In a landmark study, over 4400 patients with diabetes were serially evaluated over 25 years. Neuropathy is defined as the decreased sensation of the feet and a depressed or absent ankle reflex. The onset of neuropathy correlated positively with the duration of diabetes. By the 25th year of the study, 50 percent of patients studied had neuropathy. Currently, acupuncture is the best form of therapy to treat those with neuropathy. One needle at the right acupoint can help to open up blocked channels and dissipate any numbness. There are plenty of patients that come in to the clinic daily who suffer from neuropathy and have had successful treatment with acupuncture. One patient, Mr. G, had been going to a diabetic specialist for 7 months but did not see as much improvement as one session of acupuncture. Acupuncture seems simple, however it is a craft that requires a lot of study and practice in order to be effective.