Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS is wrist pain from a median nerve compression by the forearm tendons; it is caused by trauma and overuse and found especially in computer office workers, musicians, assembly workers and many others.

Carpal Tunnel symptoms include pain, tingling, and numbness of the fingers especially on the palmar side of the thumb, index and middle fingers. This sharp tingling can wake the person up and is much worse during the night. There may be weakness and atrophy of the thumb muscles, too.

In Chinese medicine, CTS is an overuse injury to the wrist area whereby the tendons and sinews have a blockage of the vital nutrients like blood and oxygen to the wrist.

Instead of the Western Medicine approach of invasive surgery for CTS or steroid injections with potential unwanted side effects.

Chinese medicine takes a more relaxing, gentle and direct approach to treating this issue. Acupuncture and herbs can treat the root cause of CTS by improving the blood flow to the arm and hand by using a group of acupuncture points and herbs to strengthen the Liver which controls the body’s blood supply. Thereby bringing oxygen rich blood to the wrist.

Acupuncture alone has no unwanted side effects; the only good side effect is the gentle, increased healing of the effected wrist.

This month at the Acupuncture and Nutrition Clinic we are offering “discounted” acupuncture packages for our Fall only promotion!

Each bundle includes the initial comprehensive assessment which is valued at $130 but is included in the bundle. Bundles must be paid up front.

  • 3 Acupuncture Treatments: $300
  • 4 Acupuncture Treatments: $390
  • 5 Acupuncture Treatments: $475

All the acupuncture treatments do not include herbs which cost extra if prescribed and any other additional services will cost extra.

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