Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed, causing severe, often chronic pain in the wrist, arm and hand. It is a very common condition today: it is estimated that about 5% of the population are affected, women more often than men.

Signs & Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Our patients often report:

  • Tingling, numbness or weakness in the hand
  • Pain in the arm, hand and fingers, radiating from the wrist
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Symptoms that become worse at night

Some of our patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome find it difficult to differentiate between hot and cold, and others experience a weakening of wrist ligaments and muscles over time.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In our experience, the primary cause of the syndrome is physical strain on the median nerve in the wrist. This can be caused by repetitive actions of the wrist, or keeping the wrist bent in the same position for long periods of time.

 

Other possible causes include:

  • Joint dislocation, fractures
  • Certain conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and thyroid conditions
  • Pregnancy

 

As is often the case, emotional stress and a poor diet can aggravate the symptoms.

How We Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

At the Nei Jing clinic in Jerusalem, our long experience in the management of pain through the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine enables us to treat even chronic cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. After an initial consultation meeting, during which we will establish a comprehensive diagnosis of your condition, we will build a treatment program tailored to your needs, that may include:

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture, that help to reduce pain and heal injured nerves
  • Chinese herbs
  • Tuina massage and cupping, especially in cases when arthritis is involved
  • Lifestyle and nutritional recommendations

For a consultation meeting please call

Practitioner

Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

I am 65 years old now, and all of my life I worked in a stressful job, that also required a lot of heavy lifting. I am retired now, but after helping some of my family members to move houses two months ago, I felt terrible pain in my left arm, radiating from the palm. I waited a few days but it didn’t go away, and was followed by numbness and shoulder pain. My wife had very good results at Nei Jing a few years ago for digestive problems, and she advised me to come here. I did five treatments of acupuncture and Tuina, and my symptoms have finally disappeared.
Michel C.
Patient

People Say

My work at the university requires me to do a lot of annotating and writing, under strict deadlines, which means a lot of writing by hand and sitting at the computer to type. My doctor told me that these repetitive movements were the cause of my Carpal tunnel syndrome. I was afraid of suffering from recurring pain for the rest of my life, and this is what led me to Chinese medicine. I did acupuncture mostly, and was also taught breathing exercises for relaxation, and advised to do yoga. I feel a lot better now, and I try to be a lot more careful not to overwork myself!
Hannah R.
Patient