8Jun

How can I get rid of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The most conservative method of treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is acupuncture because it has the lowest incidence of serious side effects of any known treatment.  Several studies have been done to demonstrate the effectiveness of treating Carpal Tunnel with acupuncture.   Our Orlando clinic has treated hundreds of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and has been successful in significantly reducing or eliminating the symptoms in about 90% of cases. Research about […]

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8Jun

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist made up of ligaments and bones. The median nerve is the main nerve involved in both wrist pain and hand pain. The tendons that connect the muscles of the forearm to the fingers pass through a tightly spaced tunnel that houses the median nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as median nerve entrapment, occurs when […]

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8Jun

What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

True carpal tunnel is caused by a compression of the median nerve due to a structural problem, meaning that something is pushing on the nerve.  This can be due to arthritis, a trauma or injury to the wrist, or a congenital malformation of the area.  Most commonly the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are due to repetitive strain, or overuse, of the wrist and hand […]

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8Jun

What are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Symptoms usually start gradually and include one or all of the following: burning, tingling, pain, and numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the thumb, index and middle fingers. The symptoms often first appear at night, during sleep.  As the condition worsens the area and intensity of the symptoms may increase.  So what was a mild tingling in the thumb may […]

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8Jun

What are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Symptoms usually start gradually and include one or all of the following: burning, tingling, pain, and numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the thumb, index and middle fingers. The symptoms often first appear at night, during sleep.  As the condition worsens the area and intensity of the symptoms may increase.  So what was a mild tingling in the thumb may […]

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8Jun

How does Acupuncture Treat Carpal Tunnel Pain?

Acupuncture treats carpal tunnel at its source by increasing blood circulation to the hand and wrist area including the median nerve. This is how acupuncture is able to reduce the swelling and inflammation that causes the pain, numbness, tingling, and other symptoms of carpal tunnel.  Acupuncture also addresses any headaches, neck pain, shoulder stiffness and sleeping problems that may accompany this condition.  If the condition […]

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