Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Pain

From chronic pains to other health conditions like arthritis, allergies, cancer, infertility, depression, and many more, the Marino Clinic has been known to provide various benefits promoting general well-being.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm disorder characterized by symptoms like numbness, weakness, tingling sensations and pain. Pinched nerve in the wrist, specifically pressure on the median nerve, is the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Accepted treatments for carpal tunnel include:

  • Splinting

  • Physical therapy

  • Oral intake or injection of corticosteroids

  • Surgery to release the transverse carpal ligament

For an alternative non-drug treatment, acupuncture can do wonders for carpal tunnel syndrome. Acupuncture needle insertion helps regulate nutrient and blood circulation in the arm, hand and wrist whilst enhancing the body’s healing process. It also promotes the body’s release of endorphins which are neurotransmitters that help reduce pain response by increasing ones pain threshold.