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Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in combination with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a safe, pain-free, natural treatment, without any side effects for harmful medications.

Studies suggest that acupuncture can both reduce swelling of soft tissue and stimulate production of cortisol, a hormone that reduces inflammation. Since CTS is caused by the swelling of the soft tissue that leads to inflammation of the carpal tunnel, acupuncture can be effective in treating CTS.

In addition to improving your CTS, treatment may also improve other symptoms often associated with this condition such as headaches, neck pain, and shoulder stiffness.

More importantly, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help relieve the emotional stress of living with this painful condition.

How Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Works

An important part of acupuncture and TCM is the concept of Qi. Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the vital energy that animates the body and protects it from illness. It flows through pathways called meridians (see diagram below), and provides nourishment to all the body’s organs.

When there is an imbalance or blockage in the flow of Qi, physical symptoms may result. Qi stagnation may be the cause of your carpal tunnel pain.


Meridian Pathways that demonstrates how acupuncture works


During treatment, in order to restore the balance and flow of Qi, fine sterile needles will be inserted at specific points along the meridian pathways. Based on your unique symptoms, your acupuncturist, Jenny Bisset will choose to concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs.

Afterwards, a variety of self-care techniques may be prescribed to further expedite your healing process. Jenny may also recommend herbal remedies, vitamin supplements, massage, and stretching as part of your treatment.

With proper care, you can recover from CTS. As you continue with treatment, you may even find that your overall health and well being may improve along with the relief of your carpal tunnel symptoms.


“Jenny is an incredible acupuncturist, but more importantly, she exemplifies everything an excellent practitioner should be. She is extremely knowledgeable, flexible, genuinely caring and compassionate, and offers the best holistic care I’ve experienced.

Jenny is resourceful, and is great about offering advice and recommendations on anything that might help her clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough.” – Miriam M., Redwood City

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Acupuncture in San Carlos, CA
Jenny Bisset, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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