Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

ACUPUNCTURE FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (CTS)

Increasingly, people are turning to Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) over surgery. One of the most common job-related  injuries, CTS is responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work-related injuries. Over two million visits to physician’s offices and over 465,000 operations each year are directly attributable to CTS.

Using acupuncture to treat CTS often eliminates the need for surgery or the use of anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids. Manhattan acupuncture for pain Recent studies suggesting that acupuncture is at least as effective as corticosteroids in treating CTS may explain why it has become a primary reason that people get acupuncture. In addition to reducing the inflammation and pain in the wrist, acupuncture can help address any neck pain, shoulder stiffness, headaches, and sleeping problems that often accompany this painful condition.

If You Have Even Some Of These Symptoms:

  • Gradual tingling, burning, or numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the thumb, index, and middle fingers.
  • The symptoms often appear at night.
  • As symptoms become more frequent, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand and wrist, radiates up the arm during the day.
  • Decreased grip strength may make it difficult to grasp small objects, form a fist, or perform other normal manual tasks.
  • If left untreated, CTS can cause irreversible nerve damage and permanent deterioration of muscle tissue.

TREATING CTS

Along with Acupuncture, stretching exercises and nutritional supplements often are effective in reducing or even eliminating the pain.

SUPPLEMENT THERAPY:

  1. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can be helpful for reducing numbness and tingling, and can support the nervous system.
  2. Vitamin B6 can reduce numbness and tingling
  3. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for reducing inflammation
  4. Tumeric, ginger and bromelain (found in pineapple) reduce inflammation.
  5. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can be helpful for reducing numbness and tingling, and can support the nervous system.
  6. Vitamin B6 can reduce numbness and tingling
  7. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for reducing inflammation

One of the reasons that acupuncture works for CTS is that inserting an extremely fine pin (acupuncture needle) into one or more areas related to the CTS zone frees up ‘stuck’ electromagnetic energy’, which then stimulates blood circulation through the area. 

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