Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist, and include numbness, tingling, burning and a dull ache in the hand and fingers, usually occurring at night, often waking the patient from sleep, but can be relieved within a few minutes by shaking the hand. Pain can sometimes radiate up the forearm; other symptoms can include weakness or clumsiness of the hand, dry skin, swelling or colour changes in the hand.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, please download this factsheet.