Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel

Our exclusive acupuncture treatment for carpal tunnel and other pain conditions in the hand.

Acupuncture Treatment for Carpal Tunnel

Our approach to treatment of Carpal Tunnel

How a simple water bottle experiment validates my approach to treatment of Carpal Tunnel and other pain conditions in the hand.

As we see in the video, water flows much more quickly through a water bottle that has been depressurized.  This experiment demonstrates Bernouli’s principle, a scientific observation that speed of fluid movement increases as pressure in a system is decreased.  The same principle applies to molecules of lactic acid, neurogenic inflammation, and circulation of oxygenated blood in your forearm and hand. Acupuncture and Manual Release of proximal (closer to the elbow than the hand) forearm tissue reduce tension in the tissues, and thus creates space. Space allows for the diffusion of molecules, even through the relatively narrow Carpal Tunnel.  Thus, nerve conduction, which depends on the healthy flow of said molecules, and the absence of excessive inflammation, can normalize.

Acupuncture Treatment for Carpal Tunnel

Dr. David Blake Jones, DACM, the owner of Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture, knows exactly where to needle in the forearm, and which muscles to manually release, to apply Bernoulli’s Principle of fluid dynamics, to restore proper flow in your forearm and hand and thus heal your Carpal Tunnel pain Trigger Finger pain, and other hand and wrist pain.

About The Carpal Tunnel Treatment Protocol

Gentle insertion of Acupuncture needles along the Pronator Teres forearm muscle and other muscles as needed, with or without electrical stimulation depending on chronicity of problem

Manual release of said muscles

Appropriate stretching recommendations

Optional: Stress Management tools like Meditation, Customized Botanical Formulas

What will happen if carpal tunnel syndrome is not treated?

If left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to weakness and lack of coordination in your fingers and thumb. Treatment can relieve pressure on the nerve and, for most people, eliminate their symptoms. The carpal tunnel is a small passageway on the palm side of your wrist.

What does carpal tunnel pain feel like?

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes a tingling feeling or pins and needles, numbness, and sometimes pain in the hand. The symptoms can sometimes be felt in the forearm or further up your arm. It tends to come on gradually over a period of weeks.

How long does carpal tunnel usually last?

The muscles of the hands or wrists are weak and actually getting smaller because of the severe pinching of the median nerve. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome have lasted 6 months or longer with no relief.

How many treatments are needed?

For Acute or Sub-Acute patients (condition having lasted less than six months), generally, 2 visits per week, for three weeks is an effective strategy.  For chronic patients, there may be a need for 12 or more visits over a longer period of time, with fewer treatments needed as the treatment plan gets closer to completion.

What to expect during your acupuncture treatment

After your acupuncture treatment

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