Carpal tunnel acupuncture

Carpal Tunnel and acupuncture

Short-term acupuncture treatment may result in long-term improvement in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patients. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Pain.

The researchers have followed up patients with carpal tunnel syndrome after 7 and 13 months. The patients were divided into two groups. One group of patients had taken steroids for one month. Another group had one moth of acupuncture. The acupuncture group had a significantly better improvement throughout the 1-year follow-up period.

The findings are in line with research on Carpal Tunnel syndrome and acupuncture published in The Clinical journal of pain in 2009.

Reference: J Pain. 2010 Nov 24

Update: here another controlled trial on carpal tunnel syndrome and acupuncture published in J Med Assoc Thai 2010; 93 (12): 1463-9