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Electro-Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Wrist Injuries

Electro-Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Wrist Injuries

The Benefits of Scalp Acupuncture

Wrist injuries are a common condition, especially in today’s digital age, where we spend significant time typing, swiping and using various hand-held devices. One of the most prevalent wrist conditions is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), a painful and often debilitating injury that affects many individuals. Fortunately, acupuncture, specifically electro-acupuncture, offers a holistic and alternative approach which can provide pain relief, tissue regeneration and improved range of motion to the wrist.

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm to your hand, becomes compressed or pinched within the carpal tunnel (a narrow passageway in the wrist).  This compression leads to symptoms such as swelling, pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist, adversely affecting daily activities and general quality of life.  The usual treatment for this condition is surgery to open up the carpal tunnel and take pressure off the median nerve.

The Electro-Acupuncture Approach

Electro-acupuncture involves a mild current of electricity applied to two acupuncture needles and provides several benefits when treating CTS and other wrist injuries.

  1. Pain Relief: Specific electrical frequencies are chosen to increase Beta Endorphins or natural pain killers in the brain. These chemicals are as powerful as morphine but completely natural.  Other frequencies may be chosen to relax surrounding muscles.
  2. Tissue Regeneration: Electro-acupuncture also stimulates blood flow and promotes tissue regeneration.
  3. Inflammation Reduction: Inflammation is a significant contributor to wrist pain and discomfort. Electro-acupuncture reduces inflammation and improves the body’s own natural healing process.
  4. Nerve Function: Using specific frequencies to heal nerves, electro-acupuncture improves nerve function, alleviating numbness, tingling and associated nerve pain.
  5. Whole Body Healing: Electro-acupuncture medicine treats not just the symptoms of injury but detects the underlying causes and addresses imbalances in the body’s energy flow and other contributing factors to disease.

Electro-acupuncture is incredibly effective for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it can also be beneficial for other wrist ailments, such as tendonitis, repetitive strain injuries, post-surgical recovery and general wrist pain.

If you’re dealing with wrist pain or discomfort, call/text Diane Bousquin at Vital Changes Acupuncture and Nutrition at 619-808-1099 for a whole-body approach to healing. Your wrists will thank you for it!

“I was diagnosed by my primary with tendonitis in both my wrists and arms, and I have heard over the years that Acupuncture helps with a great deal of things. So after realizing my insurance covers it I began to look for somewhere to go. I came across Diane and read the reviews here on Yelp actually and they were enough to get me to call and schedule an appointment. I am so glad that I did. I’ve been seeing her weekly since February, and I cant believe the improvement. Diane is so caring and gentle. She takes her time and is concerned that I am ok and comfortable at all times. I really enjoy my weekly visits with her and look forward to them. Her energy level is so peaceful and I really feel that helps in the process of healing. I highly recommend you go and see her. Even if you’ve never had Acupuncture, she will take care of you!”

– Amaris M.