Get Rid of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Acupuncture

If you’re dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome we empathize with your struggle and we want to help. CTS is a painful and bothersome injury that can affect work performance as well as quality of lifeAcupuncture is an alternative therapy that is highly effective for carpal tunnel syndrome and with long lasting results.

Acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome can be a preferred method of treatment over conventional methods for several reasons. It’s safe, there are no side effects, it decreases any need of anti-inflammatory drugs or surgery, and it gets a quick response equivalent or better than steroidal therapy.

In other words, it works! With only a few acupuncture needles you can greatly reduce or eliminate your pain sometimes in just a few short sessions.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The narrow tunnel formed in between the base of the fingers and the arm and wrist bones comprises of both the finger flexor tendons and the median nerve. When the median nerve (the nerve that runs from the forearm to the hand and allows movement and feeling in the thumb side of the hand) is compressed along the wrists, the person is said to be suffering from this syndrome.

More common in women and people falling within the age group of thirty to sixty years old, it can be a congenital/hereditary condition. It could also result from the improper positioning and use of the hand and wrist while at work in front of a computer.

Moreover, hormonal changes from pregnancy or menopause and conditions like obesity, thyroid gland imbalance, rheumatoid arthritis, or diabetes can influence its onset.

The weakness, pain, and numbness will gradually spread in the whole arm from the hand and wrist where it first originated. The situation becomes serious when the patient gradually begins to lose their grip on objects and is unable to perform small tasks or even clench their fists.

Other symptoms like the pins and needle sensation that increase with time also aggravate the situation. The pain can even be worse at night when you sleep.

Acupuncture and CTS: The Science Behind Relief

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is characterized by numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and arm, resulting from the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Acupuncture, a traditional medical practice, has been shown to offer substantial relief for CTS sufferers, and understanding the underlying mechanisms can be beneficial for both practitioners and patients.

  1. Neurological Effects: Acupuncture stimulates various nerve endings. When these nerves are activated, they send signals to the brain, which then releases neural hormones such as endorphins. Endorphins are natural painkillers, and their release can significantly reduce the perception of pain in the affected area.
  2. Increased Blood Flow: Acupuncture has been observed to increase blood flow in treated areas. Enhanced circulation can reduce swelling and inflammation, two primary contributors to the pain experienced in CTS.
  3. Muscle Relaxation: Acupuncture can cause the stimulation of blood flow and muscle relaxation around the needle insertion points. This relaxation can alleviate the tension and pressure on the median nerve, directly addressing one of the primary causes of CTS.
  4. Reduction of Inflammation: Certain biochemical changes occur when acupuncture needles are inserted. These changes can lead to the release of anti-inflammatory agents in the body, helping reduce inflammation in the carpal tunnel and relieve pressure on the median nerve.
  5. Regulating Neurotransmitters: Acupuncture has been found to regulate neurotransmitters, the chemicals that transmit signals in the brain. This regulation can help in modulating pain signals, leading to decreased pain perception in CTS sufferers.

In essence, acupuncture offers a multi-faceted approach to addressing the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. By acting on the neurological, circulatory, and muscular systems, it provides a comprehensive method for alleviating pain and discomfort associated with CTS.

As stated earlier, acupuncture has been proven to be a highly effective treatment for this syndrome. And within a few sessions most of our patients find tremendous relief. If you’ve exhausted all options, please give acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome a try. We are confident it will work for you.

Do you have any questions about acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome? Please call us at 786-537-7022 to find out more or to book your first treatment.