Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? Unfortunately, CTS has become fairly common in people who have jobs requiring repetitive hand-wrist movement, such as typists, programmers and data entry clerks, musicians and certain athletes.

Conventional carpal tunnel treatment may include cortisone, expensive and with significant side effects you may wish to avoid.

Try a natural approach to carpal tunnel treatment. There are many foods, supplements and herbs with demonstrated and substantial pain-relieving and healing effects.

Let's take a closer look at some of these natural healers.

Here are some foods to include in your diet: Bananas, pineapple, dark-green vegetables, potatoes, the white meat of chicken, curry dishes, and brown rice. These foods all contain nutrients and enzymes beneficial to a carpal tunnel treatment program. They help with inflammation and nerve health.

Include minimal amounts of saturated fats and fried foods to reduce inflammation. If it suits you, eliminate them completely from your diet.

It's sometimes difficult to get remedial amounts of nutrients in your diet, and supplements of the following are recommended. You can purchase these at your pharmacy or health food store.

Bioflavonoids: In a carpal tunnel treatment program, nutritionists suggest 1000 mg, three times daily. In addition to boosting your resistance to illness, these help relieve pain and promote healing of damaged nerves.

Vitamins B2 (Riboflavin) and B6: These work together, so don't take one without the other. Hospital and medical university studies concur on the benefit of these B vitamins in carpal tunnel treatment. As yet unproven, there are strong suggestions that a deficiency of these two B vitamins may be a cause of CTS.

Stress can deplete your available supply of B6 in particular. Genetic factors may play a part, as individual requirements vary. Some people need more of the entire group of B vitamins than others.

Nutritionists suggest 10 mg of B2, and 50-200 mg of B6 per day for increased mobility and relief from pain. One three-month study showed improvement in 85% of the patients.

Curcumin: Take 250 to 500 mg a day, between meals. Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory contained in the herb turmeric.

Bromelain: The recommended dose, in a carpal tunnel treatment strategy, is 250 to 500 mg per day, between meals. Bromelain is an enzyme with powerful anti-inflammatory effects, found in pineapple.

Try some of these herbs, all having significant anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving properties: Cumin, Mexican Wild Yam, Chamomile and Cayenne. Cumin is a common spice in Chili and Mexican dishes, and is beneficial in recipe amounts. The same goes for Chamomile. Drink a few cups of the tea each day.

A final alternative you might explore is acupuncture. Some clinical studies showed that acupuncture may be a promising carpel tunnel treatment strategy. A number of patients found normal function of nerves and long lasting pain relief with acupuncture treatment.

These are some of the most researched natural remedies for carpal tunnel treatment. Try some or all, and see which works best for you.

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Now before you say you've tried everything to get rid of your carpal tunnel syndrome, let me say that I'm very sure you have NOT tried what I'm about to reveal to you... and I guarantee you, your doctor, accupuncturist or therapist has no clue about this approach... because if they knew about it and used my straight forward, results focused, self treatment system, you and thousands of other carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers would not be in pain right now... it's that effective!


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