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How Acupuncture Treats Carpal Tunnel

If you are affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), you understand first-hand how painful it can be. What may start as numbness and tingling can quickly move into a sharp pain, leaving you desperate for a real solution. Thankfully, Natural News reports that Acupuncture offers patients a "non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical CTS intervention."


What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?


Alternative Medicine Expert Kathy Wong describes CTS as: "a condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the fingers or hands, particularly the thumb, index, middle, or ring fingers. Loss of sensation in the fingers and weakness in the hands can also occur."


What causes the condition?

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke indicates some people may have a congenital predisposition for CTS. They go on to describe other contributing factors, which include: "trauma or injury to the wrist that cause swelling, such as sprain or fracture; overactivity of the pituitary gland; hypothyroidism; rheumatoid arthritis; mechanical problems in the wrist joint; work stress; repeated use of vibrating hand tools; fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause; or the development of a cyst or tumor in the canal." In some situations, the exact cause of Carpal Tunnel is unknown. Early diagnosis and treatment of CTS are incredibly important.


How beneficial is a holistic approach to those with CTS?


In January 2012, the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences published an Iranian university study on taking an alternative medicine route in the treatment of CTS. The university's findings concluded: "Acupuncture can improve the overall subjective symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and could be adopted in comprehensive care programs of these patients." It's incredibly encouraging to know this centuries-old practice, which has long worked on the body's chi distribution, offers significant relief to those struggling with CTS pain.




Tai Wellness 


The knowledgeable and caring team of professionals at Tai Wellness is pleased to offer Acupuncture, a traditional form of Chinese medicine, to provide much-needed relief to patients with CTS. Our holistic wellness approach to the condition is an attractive alternative to surgery or pharmaceuticals that often come with a host of side effects.