If you are one of the millions who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, then you know there are very little successful treatment methods out there. And, we all want to avoid surgery of any kind. But, especially surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as it has one of the least patient satisfaction outcomes of all surgeries. Sometimes, the surgery will help for a little while, but if the root cause for the problem has not been eliminated, then most likely the problem will likely return. And this happen in a great number of cases.
There are a number of alternative therapies out there that you may have heard of or even tried such as vitamin B6 therapy, home hand exercises, acupuncture or acupressure, or prolo-therapy to name a few. It’s possible you have tried some of these and some will work for a handful of people.
A recent new therapy has recently gained some popularity which you may want to try if you happen to be suffering from this frustrating illness. In this recent article from Natural Solutions Magazine, they go over the basics of this little known method you may want to try:
“What’s My alternative? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A year ago, Judy Reynolds of Asheville, North Carolina, began having pain in her left thumb and index finger. It got so bad that I had to go to the ER, she says. That’s where she was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) a condition caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which results in pain, numbness, and weakness in the hands and fingers. Although most people associate the condition with heavy computer use and other repetitive movements, there are several known causes, including pregnancy and diabetes. Data show that the condition strikes women three times more often than men.
The Conventional Rx: Cortisone pills or injections, or surgery. Cortisone, an anti-inflammatory steroid, is fast acting, but the results last for only a couple of weeks. Many doctors also suggest a minimally invasive surgery in which an incision is made to relieve pressure from the median nerve. But after discovering that surgery is only sometimes effective, Reynolds decided it wasn’t for her.”
The article goes on to provide an unusual alternative RX for carpal tunnel which is based on Chinese medicine and it’s definitely worth a try before opting for surgery. So, go on over to the original article and check out the method at Natural Solutions Magazine