Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture combined with moxibustion alleviates carpal tunnel syndrome and heals injured peripheral nerves. Studies using electromyography, nerve conduction, and ultrasonic imaging confirmed that electrophysiological peripheral nerve responses and repairs peripheral nerve tissues for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Carpal tunnel syndrome is due to nerve compression which may cause pain, numbness, and weakness of the forearm, wrist, and hand. Some patients experience difficulty in discerning hot from cold sensations and others experience deterioration of local tendons, muscles, ligaments, and sinew.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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