Applications for Acupuncture

From chronic pains to other health conditions like arthritis, allergies, cancer, infertility, depression, and many more, acupuncture has been known to provide various benefits promoting general well-being.*

Acupuncture and Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm disorder characterized by symptoms like numbness, weakness, tingling sensations and pain. Pinched nerve in the wrist, specifically pressure on the median nerve, is the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Accepted treatments for carpal tunnel include:

  • Splinting
  • physical therapy
  • oral intake or injection of corticosteroids
  • surgery to release the transverse carpal ligament

For an alternative non-drug treatment, healing hands acupuncture can do wonders for carpal tunnel syndrome. Acupuncture’s needle insertion technique helps regulate nutrient and blood circulation of the arm, hand and wrist whilst enhances the body’s healing process. It also promotes the body’s release of endorphins which are neurotransmitters that helps reduce pain response by improving pain threshold.*

 

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Acupuncture and Vertigo

Vertigo is that feeling like you or your surroundings are moving, spinning or swaying. Symptoms associated with vertigo include:

  • headache
  • sweating
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • nystagmus or abnormal eye movement and
  • hearing loss

Common causes of vertigo are usually problems in the inner ear or the brain and sometimes, it can be caused by migraine, head/neck injury, medications that results to ear problems, and brain conditions.

Acupuncture for vertigo and dizziness treatment has been a subject for various research conducted. In traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, vertigo is caused by problems in the internal organs like the liver, kidney and spleen as well as mucus toxin or phlegm. In applying acupuncture, the strategic points in the body linked to these organs are stimulated to treat the imbalances and restore harmony within the body.

Acupuncture and herbal clinic treatments further improve the success of treating vertigo. Apart from the healing benefits of acupuncture, herbal formulas can further help address the imbalances whilst remove toxins accumulated in the body.*