Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
is a condition caused be repetitive stress on wrist which is compressing on mainly median nerve and results in weakness, numbness & or pain. Increased circulation and healing allows acupuncture to work well for repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist tendonitis radiating to the neck. In Western medicine, first line of treatment are Pain killer medications. Because of side effects of all these medications, more people are attracted to alternative medicine for pain relief. In Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture in order to eliminate pain, we need to look at the root cause of each ailment. In Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture the etiology of pain is Qi stagnation, blood stagnation or both. There is a saying in Oriental Medicine, “if there is pain there is no flow of chi and when there is flow , there is no pain“.Acupuncture open up the meridian blockages, bring back free flow to body and restore health. Other factors such as diet, exercise and emotion can affect the healing process. Anti inflammatory and herbal formula enhance the recovery.
Herbal medicine/dietary recommendation to enhance the treatment:
- Bromelain (pineapple enzyme)-
- Boswellia serrata-
- Curcumin (turmeric extract)-
- Picrohiza extract
Phytoprofen by THORNE research which contain all these ingredients may prevent connective tissue breakdown and enhance healing of the tissue.
*Conclusion from one of the latest research on Acupuncture & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome suggest:”Acupuncture may be more effective than corticosteroid injection. ”