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Acupuncture and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Learn How You Can Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or median nerve compression is a numbness, tingling or weakness in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. It is a very common problem, with over 3 million cases in the U.S. per year. The condition can be disabling. The median nerve runs the length of the arm, passing through the wrist and ending in the palm of the hand. This nerve controls movement and feeling to the thumb and movement of all fingers except the pinky.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include increasing numbness and tingling in the hands that may extend all the way to the shoulder. Intense sensations such as shock-like feelings, burning and itching may occur along with hand weakness.

How can Diane help you?

  1. Some patients want to alleviate the pain with drugs and/or surgery, but many prefer to cure the problem and live a pain free life. Western medicine fails at this point and acupuncture has a great advantage. Acupuncture can actually heal the median nerve which is the root cause of the pain. Acupuncture, both body and auricular treat chronic and acute Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the associated nerve pain numbness, restricted movement, radiating pain and inflammation of tissues.
  2. Graston Technique uses metal instruments on the hand surface to treat scar tissue, fascial restrictions and restricted range of motion by getting deep into the tissue where adhered fibers are broken up to invoke change and restore function.
  3. MR4 Cold laser therapy uses a laser emitter placed over the area being treated on the hand, wrist and forearm. Wavelengths of light are used to treat the pain and inflammation, heal the tissue, reduce any swelling and increase circulation to the area.

Call or text Diane today at 619-808-1099.