Acupuncture Santa Cruz of Capitola
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
I have extensive experience in eliminating carpal tunnel syndrome. Typically caused by cumulative trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome is nerve entrapment of the forearm, wrist and hand caused by circulatory obstruction and tissue inflammation. The median nerve is often the culprit and acupuncture to the wrist region reduces swelling and enhances circulation to the area. The pain, weakness and numbness subside as a result of acupuncture care.
The acupuncture has a unique benefit in allowing the patient to continue heavy use of the forearm, wrist and hand without aggravating the area. This work hardening effect prevents further injury even though the patient may continue to engage in repetitive motions that previously caused carpal tunnel syndrome. Bookkeepers, hair stylists, cashiers, tailors, assembly workers and more are able to continue working without pain and disability.
I often see patients who have tried medications and even surgery without results. In the case of medications only, the patient can expect a complete recovery in almost every case. For post-surgical patients, significant recovery is expected but there may be some residual issues due to scar tissue build-up from the surgery.
If you haven’t tried my specialized acupuncture procedures for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, I strongly suggest that you give it a try. I use a Chinese medicine technique that provides fast, effective relief. A nice benefit of the acupuncture treatment is that it induces deep relaxation during the acupuncture procedure. The points that relieve carpal tunnel syndrome overlap with points that reduce stress and also benefit sleep patterns.