Carpal tunnel syndrome can be a debilitating condition. It often leads to other issues, such as weight gain and depression, since the pain makes activities difficult.
If you've been suffering from this condition and want relief, you're in the right place! We'll help you understand this syndrome and how it can be treated safely and effectively!
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused by pressure on the bones and legitimates. Carpal tunnel is a part of the nervous system located near your hand's palm. When there is pressure on this area, it can cause sharp pains throughout the body.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is characterized by hand and arm pain. It can also exhibit numbness and pins and needles in the arms, fingers, and possibly other body parts.
This can be debilitating, especially for those performing manual labor or for musicians.
This condition typically begins gradually. It doesn't occur all at once and typically manifests in the teenage years or early twenties. It's triggered by prolonged damage or use to this part of the arm, wrist, and palm.
You could have carpal tunnel syndrome if you have pain that continues for weeks and always flares up after use. This sets it apart from sprained or sore joints and ligaments. Many people don't know they have it until it becomes persistent.
How Can Acupuncture Help Address Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Acupuncture can effectively address the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Most carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include persistent pain, fatigue, and loss of interest. Acupuncture helps stimulate the nerves and promote healing in the affected areas.
Acupuncture has been demonstrated in several studies to treat symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. A study performed in 2017 tested acupuncture on three groups of volunteers.
The first group was given acupuncture on the wrist and arm where their symptoms occurred. The second group received treatment on the ankle, which was located opposite the wrist they have symptoms. The third group received placebo treatments. The study concluded all three groups experienced slight improvements. However, only the groups that received acupuncture had marked improvements in pain relief. They also exhibited improved neurological patterns, which doctors believe helps alleviate tension.
Other trials done in 2012 and 2016 showed similar improvements. The trial in 2017 helped demonstrate how acupuncture rewires the brain, while the earlier trials confirmed pain relief.
Therefore, clinical trials have demonstrated that acupuncture can treat the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Can Acupuncture Treat or Cure Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Sometimes surgery has been an effective way to cure carpal tunnel syndrome. While acupuncture isn't clinically proven to cure the condition, many claim it has reversed their symptoms. Continual acupuncture treatments can reverse carpal tunnel syndrome and promote healing in the affected areas.
Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome usually consists of cutting the ligament. However, surgery is rarely the first recommendation for those suffering from CTS. The surgery runs the risk of several adverse side effects, including:
- Excessive bleeding
- Issues with the surrounding blood vessels
- Damage to the nerves
This is usually only used in extreme circumstances after other methods have failed.
Acupuncture is a much safer and non-invasive treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Many who get this treatment claim it reverses their condition. If you redamage your wrist, you might feel pain again.
However, if you continue your acupuncture sessions, you should feel this pain subside again. This means acupuncture can decrease symptoms so effectively your syndrome no longer impacts your life.
We believe acupuncture is safer and more effective at treating and reversing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Start Feeling Better With Acupuncture
Acupuncture isn't a treatment that just anyone can perform. It's a highly professional practice with a deep history in Asia. You should always get treated by a certified professional! You can trust Fast Relief Acupuncture to help you on your journey to natural pain relief!
My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
If you have any of the following:
- Headache/ Migraine
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- Nerve pain
- Neck/Back pain
- Fibromyalgia pain
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- Scar Tissue
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