Acupuncture is extremely effective at addressing carpal tunnel syndrome. Visiting my Austin Acupuncture and Wellness Center can potentially eliminate the need for surgery or the use of anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids. In fact, one of the most common reasons people get acupuncture is for repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when swelling or irritation of the nerve or tendons in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway in the wrist, results in pressure on the median nerve. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers, as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move. In Oriental medicine, carpal tunnel syndrome is seen as a disruption of the flow of Qi and blood within the area. Acupuncture points, stretching exercises, herbal medicines and nutritional supplements are a powerful all-natural and safe therapy combination that works to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain in the wrist. My Austin Acupuncture and Wellness Center also takes into account any underlying conditions that may be contributing to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome, including obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid problems, diabetes, and hormonal changes.
But that’s not all! As well as addressing the typical symptoms, acupuncture can reduce other problems associated with carpal tunnel, such as headaches, neck pain, shoulder stiffness, and sleeping problems! Trying acupuncture today could change your life; all you need to do is take that first step. Give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment!