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Release your hand and wrist pain with acupuncture.

Acupuncture, a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body, has been widely used to relieve pain in clinical settings. Due to its effectiveness and minimal side effects, it has become a popular treatment option for various pain conditions. A recent systematic review aimed to investigate the effects of acupuncture on hand and wrist pain intensity, functional status, and quality of life in adults. The study findings indicated that acupuncture may be effective and safe for short-term pain reduction and functional improvement in hand-and-wrist conditions. The systematic review examined the results of several trials on different conditions. One trial focused on cryotherapy-induced pain and showed significant pain reduction post-treatment. Another trial looked at rheumatoid arthritis and found significant pain reduction and function improvements post-treatment and in the short-term. A third trial focused on carpal tunnel syndrome and dem

Having carpal tunnel syndrome, tried acupuncture?

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent condition that occurs when the median nerve at the wrist is compressed. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand, wrist, and fingers. In severe cases, muscle atrophy may occur, making it challenging to perform daily tasks. Therefore, effective and safe non-surgical treatments for CTS are highly sought after Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular and accepted worldwide as a treatment for neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Studies examining the effectiveness of acupuncture for CTS are starting to emerge. One research review analyzed data from 16 eligible studies involving a total of 1,025 participants. The average age of participants ranged from 36.4 to 53.6 years. Fifteen of the studies focused on patients with mild to moderate CTS, examining the effects of acupuncture as both a standalone and adjunctive therapy for CTS. The review found that compared to night splints, acupuncture as a