Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are a number of holistic, natural, treatments available for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Here are some of them:
Complementary Treatment Options
Shiatsu has been found to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, assisting the muscles in the forearm to relax while creating a feeling of wellbeing in the receiver. Shiatsu practitioners can work with conditions of both acute and chronic natures. Shiastu is often used in conjunction with Sotai.
Using post-isometric relaxation (Sotai) allows the muscles in the forearm to relax while reducing pain, also increasing flexibility and strength.
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can be helpful for reducing numbness and tingling and support the nervous system.
- Vitamin B6 can also reduce numbness and tingling.
- Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for reducing inflammation.
- Ginger, tumeric and bromelain (in pineapple) reduce inflammation.
Allopathic Treatment Options
Carpal tunnel syndrome often disappears without treatment. Resting the affected hand and using a splint, avoiding activities that may aggravate the condition, may alleviate the symptoms. If the symptoms persist, an injection of a corticosteroid drug may be injected under the ligament in the wrist. Ultimately, if all else fails, surgery may be performed to decrease the pressure on the nerve.