Carpal Tunnel

What can Acupuncturists Treat

What can Acupuncturists Treat

Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that is more than 5000 years old.  Although it is called Alternative medicine in western world, people relied on Acupuncture as a mainstream medicine for a long time.

Acupuncturists go under an extensive training in USA. They have to know about anatomy in western medicine terms as well as eastern medicine. Acupuncturists have to pass a very difficult national exam and obtain their licenses from their states.

Acupuncture compliments the western medicine in many conditions.

In Lifetime Acupuncture we have helped many patients with the following conditions throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties in Long Island. With three locations in Deer Park, North Babylon and Hauppauge, we are easily reachable from many towns.

Some of the conditions acupuncture is really effective are as follows:

  • Chronic Pain:
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines, Headaches, and Neck Pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Heartburn & Indigestion
  • Bell ’s palsy
  • Weight Loss,
  • Back Pain,
  • Facial Pain,
  • TMJ,
  • IBS,
  • Depression,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Chron’s
  • Colitis,
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Infertility,
  • Digestion,
  • Sciatica,
  • Carpal Tunnel,

Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – NY Times Article

Acupuncture can relieve wrist pain, and researchers have tracked the brain and nervous system changes that may help explain why.

Scientists randomized 80 people with mild or moderate carpal tunnel syndrome — pain caused by nerve compression at the wrist — to one of three groups. The first received acupuncture at the wrist and ankle. The second got acupuncture at the wrist alone. And the third received sham acupuncture, using “fake” needles near the affected wrist, as a placebo. Using functional M.R.I. and nerve conduction tests before and after the procedures, they measured the effect on brain and nerves.

All three groups found relief from pain, but both of the true acupuncture groups showed measurable physiological improvements in pain centers in the brain and nerves, while sham acupuncture did not produce such changes. Improvement in brain measures predicted greater pain relief three months after the tests, a long-term effect that placebo did not provide. The study is in Brain.

“What’s really interesting here is that we’re evaluating acupuncture using objective outcomes,” said the senior author, Vitaly Napadow, a researcher at Harvard. Sham acupuncture was good at relieving pain temporarily, he said, but true acupuncture had objective physiological — and enduring — effects.

“Acupuncture is a safe, low-risk, low side-effect intervention,” he continued. “It’s perfect for a first-line approach, and it’s something patients should consider before trying more invasive procedures like surgery.”

 

Full Article Can be Found at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/well/live/acupuncture-can-ease-wrist-pain-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FAcupuncture&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection&_r=0