Acupuncture is an effective, neurofunctional treatment to reduce pain from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Relief for Carpal Tunnel Pain
Carpal tunnel occurs due to compression or inflammation around the median nerve in your wrist. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has many causes, but is commonly irritated by repetitive actions such as typing, using hand tools, and some hobbies that use fine dexterity.
The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel include numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand, and can progress to a point where grip strength and function weakens, and performing everyday tasks becomes very painful.
Acupuncture offers proven results for carpal tunnel syndrome
Time magazine ran an article detailing the study done by Massachusetts General Hospital on the effects of acupuncture on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
In the study, one group was given real acupuncture and another group received “sham” electro-acupuncture, which used needles that didn’t penetrate the skin on fake acupuncture points. The group which received the real acupuncture showed measurable improvement in nerve conduction, significant brain remapping, and actual repair. The acupuncture group also had longer term benefits as well, and were more likely to report sustained or continued improvement in functionality—and in symptoms like pain, numbness, and tingling—than those who didn’t.
Just another reason to see what acupuncture can do for you!