Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a condition where the median nerve in the wrist becomes impinged causing pain, tingling or numbness in the wrists, hands or fingers. There may be difficulty in holding or gripping objects. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by local inflammation of tendons and the surrounding area but is also often in the later stages of pregnancy and as a complication of thyroid disorders. If you’re living in Hollywood, Florida and suffering from the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome then you should visit our acupuncture clinic in Hollywood, Florida. We are the experienced acupuncturist provide you the best acupuncture treatment for carpal tunnel Hollywood Fl.
Acupuncture works by invigorating the flow of qi and blood throughout the area in order to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and promote the body’s own healing ability. With associated techniques of electro-acupuncture and cupping, the best results can often be achieved.
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. Carpal Tunnel syndrome is one of the conditions which the World Health Organization states can be effectively treated with acupuncture.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel at the wrist.
It is much more common in women than in men and is often experienced during pregnancy. Symptoms include:
Standard treatments include splinting of the hands at night, steroids and surgery.
Research carried out by a team at Harvard medical school found that acupuncture helped to reduce the patient’s experience of pain and discomfort at the wrist, and also led to changes in specific areas of the brain associated with sensitivity to pain, as measured by MRI. The researchers concluded that improvements elicited by acupuncture “can predict long-term clinical outcomes for carpal tunnel syndrome.”
Acupuncture channels cross over the carpal tunnel region and points on these channels can help to disperse stagnation, aid circulation and relive the nerve discomfort.