Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ( CTS) is the medical term for compression in the median nerve (in the forearm) that causes pain, numbness and weakness. Although the affected nerve is located in the forearm, people suffering from CTS report often pain in the shoulder and neck area. It first gained attention in the 1960s, when golfer Ken Venturi was diagnosed with it, leading to the end of his pro career.
CTS has received a lot of attention in the media when the personal computer became commonplace in both the home and the workplace. In the early 1990s, many computer users complained of tingling sensations and numbness in their hands and wrists, usually the dominant hand that controls the mouse. Treatment for CTS ranges from physical therapy to surgery, depending on the severity and other factors.
Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in clearing the causes to carpal tunnel symptoms. Point sites chosen are located in the wrist, forearm, and the neck, upper back area. There is often quite a bit of tension in the muscles and tendons in these areas, and acupuncture releases this tension. The energy supply is restored which also improves the blood and fluid flow pathways to these soft tissue structures. Often the patient experiences immediate improvements, which encourages additional treatments to address deeper causative tensions and blockages.
CT Acupuncture Center www.ctacupuncture.com
Providing Acupuncture to Fairfield, Wilton, and Bethel, CT
Ingri Boe-Wiegaard is a licensed and fully-insured acupuncturist with over twenty-five years spent in practice in Fairfield County.
Ms. Boe-Wiegaard has appeared on twenty radio shows and five television shows, and is a member of several acupuncture associations. She is also a member of Mensa.
In addition to practicing acupuncture, Ms. Boe-Wiegaard also conducts three weekly meditation classes and is also available for lectures.
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