• TREATMENT FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

     

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition associated with pain, tingling or numbness in the wrist, hands, fingers or forearms. There may be difficulty in holding or gripping objects. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by local inflammation of tendons and the surrounding area.

    Conventional treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is common with local corticosteroid injections, sometimes surgery is used in long-standing severe cases. The effectiveness is variable and many people may have the symptoms after surgery with the addition of a scar.

    Acupuncture works by invigorating the blood flow throughout the area in order to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and help the wrists regain their full movement. With associated techniques of TuiNa treatment and specific cupping therapy or herbal medicine, the best results can often be achieved.

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the conditions which the World Health Organization states can be effectively treated with acupuncture. Often succeeding where physiotherapy cannot, acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of this condition. A course of 4-6 treatments can often see the problem resolved.