Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Condition Resources

Important to know: Chronic health conditions should be addressed under direct medical supervision of your GP or consultant, and acupuncture would be an adjunct or complement to usual care – we advise that you let you doctor know when you use this approach.

1 in 10 people develop CTS, and a number of studies and reviews have looked at acupuncture in this field as it is popularly used as an approach. Specific research suggests that acupuncture may be effective in this area, and trials looking at how acupuncture works have found several mechanisms by which it can improve microcirculation, reduce inflammation and downregulate pain systems in the body.

References: British Acupuncture Council evidence based factsheet about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome including specific research, trials and mechanisms of action for acupuncture in this condition.

Helen
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