Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Acupuncture

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in the wrist where the middle nerve is trapped. The middle nerve runs from the forearm along the carpal bones to the palm. The gap between the carpal bones is called the carpal tunnel. When nerve tissue and or the tissue in and around the tunnel swells, it presses on the nerve, resulting in complaints of a different nature. The condition shows a lot of overlap with other neurological disorders and is more common in women than in men.

Commonly experienced symptoms:

  • nocturnal tingling and pain in the hand that will wake you from sleeping;
  • tendency to flutter with the hands in the hope that the symptoms deminish;
  • reduced feeling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and part of the ring finger;
  • awkwardness and the feeling of losing strength in the hand (when wringing a mop or writing for example);
  • usually occurs on both sides at the same time;
  • tingling and pain can also be experienced during the day, for example while cycling, using the computer mouse, et cetera;
  • varies from moderate pain to very severe pain in the hand or forearm which make sleeping impossible;
  • in some cases the pain spreads out over the entire arm.

How does acupuncture help?

LaserNeedle acupuncture is extremely suitable for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. By directly treating the pinched off nerve locally with the painless LaserNeedle, the blood circulation improves and practically immediately pain reduces. After a few treatments, most people already notice a considerable relief from their complaints. With the ChinaMedic Approach, we also support the process by applying multiple techniques, so that we have often been able to achieve results earlier.

Frequently asked questions

What exactly can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist, the approach is simple: energy flows or it doesn't flow. The symptoms show where there may be a blockage in the body and this affects the rest of the body. In addition, the acupuncturist is about activating the self-healing capacity of the body. This makes acupuncture applicable to both sleep disorders and skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal symptoms, burnout, rsi and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, make an appointment for a 1st consultation and have yourself fully examined. The acupuncturist can then immediately tell you what we can do for you.

How many times do I have to come?

To give you a reliable and accurate estimate of the number of treatments you need, it is best to discuss this with your acupuncturist. If you have never been to an acupuncturist, you can make an appointment for a first consultation with possible treatment. The acupuncturist can then give you an estimate based on your complaints and the consultation.

Is acupuncture painful?

We use extra-thin needles for Abdominal Acupuncture. The punctures are hardly noticeable. People sometimes don't even feel where they are. Occasionally, someone may perceive a strange feeling, also described as nagging, numb, upset or painful. This feeling is often over.

The LaserNeedle that we often use in combination with puncturing needles is invasive and you don't feel it. The LaserNeedle is ideally suited for those who are afraid of needles and small children.

What does an acupuncture treatment cost?

A 1st consultation with subsequent treatment costs € 75.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 60.00. ChinaMedic is affiliated with the NVA (Dutch Association of Acupuncture) and treatment is reimbursed by most insurers in the supplementary. It is advisable to contact your insurer what exactly this means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

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