Acupuncture for the wrist is an effective treatment modality for patients with wrist problems, arthritis and carpal tunnel. Many studies have confirmed that acupuncture is typically more effective than usual care, including anti-inflammatory medications.
Acupuncture can alleviate pain, inflammation, numbness and restore motor dexterity to the affected region. Many patients report that following acupuncture treatment, their wrist will move with more flexibility, less pain, and will respond to motor and physical triggers faster than before.
The carpal tunnel is a canal connecting the forearm to the hand. The pain can be described as a numbness due to the compression of the median nerve that travels through the canal. If you find irritation any time you type, hold your phone, write with a pen or pencil, or do anything generally with your hands, chances are you have carpal tunnel syndrome.
Acupuncture directly targets the median nerve and works to alleviate pain through the improvement of nerve and blood flow, and the reduction of pressure points. Surgery and other invasive treatments can actually increase pain and swelling. Acupuncture is non-invasive and can be a great alternative.
Acupuncture reduces swelling in the wrist and accelerates nerve regeneration. It stimulates blood flow in the region through the opening of energy pathways, which reduces swelling, while the body works to repair the region and the irritated tendons. While blood is flowing more readily to the area, pressure is relieved, regeneration is restored, and tension is reduced for the alleviation of pain.
It’s important to understand every single person is unique and different. Generally, two to three treatments per week are required for a 1-2 month period. It’s an easy procedure that takes no longer than 20-30 minutes per session.
Acupuncture requires no sedatives or drugs to be effective. You can drop by for an appointment, receive your acupuncture, and return back to your day as normal.
Whether you are suffering from debilitating carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or even an acute wrist injury, acupuncture is one of the most effective and safest forms of treatment for an area as delicate and specially balanced as the wrist and forearm. Due to its non-invasive nature, acupuncture is safe for everyone with any kind of medical history, age, weight and background. It is a very-low risk alternative that is certainly worth considering.