Acupuncture proves effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome

By: ARIRANG NEWS

Acupuncture has been long known to relieve pain, but there hasn't been much scientific evidence to back it up. Recently, researchers from Korea and Harvard University were able to prove that acupuncture is effective in relieving wrist pain. Park Se-young has the details. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common work-related condition that can be caused by repetitive hand and wrist movements. In a clinical study of the condition, researchers from Korea and Harvard University were able to present scientific evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture for relieving the pain. In a study of 80 people with carpal tunnel syndrome, the researchers found that real acupuncture led to measurable improvements in median nerve function at the wrist. The subjects were broken into three groups -- the first got acupuncture at the wrist and ankle, the second got it only at the wrist and the third had fake acupuncture. "The measure of nerve conduction at the wrist only improved in the groups that had real acupuncture, and not in the group that received sham acupuncture." The effects of the acupuncture treatments were observed by measuring the brain's reaction.

This is the first time that the principle of the treatment was identified through objective data from clinical research and brain imaging technology. "The interesting thing that we found is that the brain, in chronic pain patients, is the important organ for transmitting acupuncture effects and we specifically used MRI research." The study was published in the journal Brain, and the researchers plan to devote further research to acupuncture treatments for pain relief. Park Se-young, Arirang News.

Carpal tunnel syndrome animation

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain and numbness in your hand and fingers. It affects one of the main nerves in your hand. It travels from the armpit, down…

Views: 37 437 By: NHS Choices
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Abroad - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Trusted by thousands of people every year, PlacidWay is a leading medical tourism company that helps you compare and customize the most affordable treatments worldwide. Subcribe to…

Views: 76 By: PlacidWay Medical Tourism
3D Pathology: Wrist - Median Nerve Entrapment - SonoSite Ultrasound

- [Voiceover] A linear array transducer with a musculoskeletal exam type is used to perform an ultrasound examination of median nerve entrapment. The patient is in a sitting position…

Views: 14 878 By: SonoSite
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | guo ctr blog

What the surgical establishment doesn’t want you to know about minimally invasive carpal tunnel release! Thread carpal tunnel release is as effective as open surgery for carpal tunnel…

Views: 86 By: Nathan Wei
Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome : What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

ALEXSON ROY: Now, you're wondering what is carpal tunnel? A lot of people complain about carpal tunnel. They have the little wrist thing on, the little brace and everything, and…

Views: 1 036 By: Expertvillage
Common Nerve Problems in the Elbow -- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Q&A)

Hi. My name is Dr. Khurram Pervaiz.I am a shoulder, elbow and hand specialist with the Orthopedic Associates of Central Maryland and I work at Howard County General Hospital. There…

Views: 13 785 By: Howard County General Hospital