Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an injury caused by too much pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Traditional Western medicine treats CTS with anti-inflammatory drugs, wrist splints, corticosteroid injection and surgery.

In traditional Chinese medicine, there are six meridian channels flow through the arm and wrist. Since CTS is an existed condition, regardless the cause, it has already blocking energy flowing through the wrist, and may require acupuncture points from all six meridians to smoothen the energy flow. The moment energy starting to flow freely, the healing begins.

Early treatment is the key for most of disorders and extremely true for patients suffering from CTS. Prolonged and untreated CTS may eventually lead to surgery in order to prevent permanent nerve damage.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is common and more often than not patients came to us after operation has performed and pain restarted, however, the by-product from surgery such as scar tissues may not always be treatable and definitely irreversible. At Great Wall Health Centre, we recommend people with CTM contact us and begin acupuncture treatment as early as possible.