Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Are your thumbs, middle finger often tingling? Do you have pain in your fingers, or difficulty holding or griping objects? If you are suffering from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, you know how uncomfortable and painful it can be.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes inflamed and compressed. The median nerve runs from the forearm to the hand through a narrow tunnel of bones and connective tissue in the wrist. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome normally occurs due to an injury or repetitive flexing and extension of the tendons in the hands and wrists.
Women are more likely to suffer from this condition, between the ages of 30-60 years, however some conditions such as diabetes or arthritis can trigger it. The condition causes pain in the hand and fingers that worsens over time, numbness, tingling, and pins and needle sensations in hands and fingers and weakness in the hands. The pain can extend from the wrist up to the shoulder, or, down into the fingers and palms.
Acupuncture can help reduce the pain and inflammation of the tissue and stimulate the production of cortisol, which is a hormone that reduces inflammation. Acupuncture also provides long term lasting effects from carpel tunnel syndrome as well as the daily stress of living with it, and is noninvasive, natural and holistic.