Get Rid of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Acupuncture

If you’re dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome we empathize with your struggle. It is a painful and bothersome injury that can effect work performance as well as quality of lifeAcupuncture is an alternative therapy that is highly effective 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 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 Treatment

Within the context of Chinese medicine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a disruption of blood and Qi within the human body. Along with acupuncture treatment, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies and exercises are involved to address the related shoulder stiffness, headache, sleeping problems and neck pain. In terms of Chinese Medicine, it is believed that the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are caused by the dampness, cold, or wind that enters the muscles of the wrist.

The therapy enables practitioners to give the proper relief to the patients by treating the exact symptoms whether it is the numbness, tingling sensation, pain, or plain weakness. Depending on factors like the pain intensity, the frequency of usage, the history of syndrome, and the overall health of the person, the sessions are ideally held twice a week in the beginning until pain and weakness dissipates. When a practitioner can witness increasing progress, the duration is allowed to be varied.

Thin, pre-sterilized needles are inserted along particular points to overcome blockages in the meridians to allow an improved flow of energy and blood. Points along the thumb, wrist, forearms and elbow are selected to manipulate the body’s natural mechanism to discharge pain-relieving chemicals into the bloodstream, thereby alleviating pain.

As stated earlier, acupuncture has been proven to be a highly effective treatment for this syndrome. And within a few session 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.