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Painful Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms can be Relieved with Herbs and Acupuncture

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One of the best treatments for Carpal Tunnel syndrome is acupuncture. This wonderful treatment has the ability to relieve Carpal Tunnel syndrome symptoms within a short span of time. A person can suffer from carpal tunnels from syndrome long, frequent repetitive movements of his hands and fingers like typing in a keyboard 5 days a week, 8 hours a day for several years. Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS can come about when a nerve in the wrist is pinched. This usually causes pain and weakness of the thumb, and pain and numbness in the middle and index fingers. CTS got its name from carpals which is the part of the hand has a tunnel-like shape through which the nerve that extend to the hand passes through.

Carpal tunnel syndrome originates from a median nerve disorder affecting the first two fingers and the thumb. Occasionally, due to certain factors, the median nerve gets trapped in a pathway near the wrist known as the carpal tunnel. CTS is marked by painful symptoms felt in the forearm as well as a paralyzing sensation in the arms and hands and coldness in the fingers. This disease is usually described by doctors as dysesthesia (unpleasant sensation) or pins and needles paresthesias”.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

Besides Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include frequent irritation in the hands. However, following are the other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms:

-Frequent irritation in the hands
-Shooting hand pain quickly moving up to the shoulder and arms
-Loss of strength in the muscle located near the palm at the base of the thumb
-Fingers that suddenly swell
-Night and day pain and tingling of the affected hand that can be followed by an inability to squeeze objects
-Paralyzing sensation in the fingers and hands

Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CTS detoxification is important for long-term relief of pain and irritation as well as the restoration of normal nerve functions. Acupuncturists usually insert the needles on specific points corresponding to the gall bladder, kidney, and liver meridians where qi usually gets blocked during a CTS condition. The needles stimulate the meridians to help relieve pain.

To help boost the effects of acupuncture, herbal remedies may also be given to the CTS patient. These may include wild yam, St. John’s wort, and cramp bark. These herbs can be in the form of teas, tinctures (alcohol extraction), or dried extracts [capsule, tablets and pills). In tea form, mix tea to water in a cup and drink it thrice a day for faster results.

Written by Valerie

January 20th, 2015 at 11:59 pm