Study Finds Contralateral Needle Technique More Effective Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Study Finds Contralateral Needle Technique More Effective Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A recent study from May 2017 highlighted the positive effects of acupuncture treatments to address the symptoms of mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study, titled “Clinical research on mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome treated with contralateral needle technique at distal acupoints and acupuncture at local acupoints,” appeared in the medical journal Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Researchers wanted to observe if there was a difference in results between needling local acupoints versus needling local acupoints along with contralateral and distal points.
At the conclusion of the trial researchers observed a noteworthy improvement of symptoms for both groups of patients. These areas included nerve sensory conduction velocity and median nerve amplitude rates. The overall rate of effectiveness peaked at…Read full article
Source: Chen, L. (2017). Clinical research on mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome treated with contralateral needling technique at distal acupoints and acupuncture at local acupoints. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, (May), 479-482. doi:10.13703/j.0255-2930.2017.05.007
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3 Easy Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Relief

Here are some easy exercises to help relieve pain and other symptoms
Posture Adjustment
If you are on a computer all day, or if you are engaged in any other repetitive daily activity, consider setting an alarm for every 20 minutes. This will help remind you to change your posture, perform some stretches, or just take a break.
Keep your head up and your shoulders relaxed, but not slouched. Maintaining good posture, whether sitting or standing, can help keep symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome at bay.
Prayer Stretch
Put the palms of your hand together, press lightly and hold the pose for 30 seconds. Take a break for 10 seconds, then repeat up to four times. In a variation of this pose, you can hold your hands out in front of you as though you were pushing them up against a wall. Hold for 30 seconds, then…Read Full Article.