Holistic Therapy For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pt 3
Some studies point to the fact that a deficiency of vitamin B6 might be partially to blame for the development of
carpal tunnel syndrome although this has not been proved beyond the shadow of a doubt. Studies have shown that
individuals who boast higher levels of vitamin B6 in their systems tend to have fewer painful symptoms that are
associated with carpal tunnel.
Through research studies it has also been discovered that people who show greater levels of vitamin C and lower
levels of vitamin B6 tend to have more painful as well as recurrent symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. There are
certain foods that are particularly high in vitamin B6 and therefore are excellent foods for sufferers of carpal
tunnel syndrome to consume on a regular basis.
These include chicken, bananas, brown rice, chick peas, potatoes, turkey, salmon, pork, avocadoes, sweet
potatoes, barley, bok choy, mangoes and sunflower seeds. Carpal tunnel sufferers should make sure to take 50
milligrams of vitamin B6 at least two to three times on a daily basis for optimum effects. Be aware that there is
the risk of side effects if you decide to increase your consumption of vitamin B6. The number one potential sided
effect is an increase of urination.
However this should dissipate within a couple of days. It can take up to six weeks time to notice an improvement
in symptoms when you increase the amount of vitamin B6 you take in. The maximum amount of vitamin B6 you should get
from all sources whether they be food and/or supplements is less than 200 milligrams on a daily basis.
The vitamin B12 is also supposed to do some good for carpal tunnel sufferers although studies have only been
done on those with severe and chronic carpal tunnel syndrome and not those who are only in the beginning stages of
the syndrome. Vitamin B12 however has been should to be of help to those who suffer from severe carpal tunnel
Taking enzyme supplements such as bromelain for example or taking a combination of enzyme products such as
Wobenzym can help to decrease the swelling of tissue but it can sometimes take many weeks for improvement to be
noted. The number one source of bromelain is the pineapple.
Today's Holistic Tip for Pain
Alternative ReliefWhen you choose fruit and vegetables that are both local and in-season attempt to buy them as close to the day that they were first picked as possible. Never buy anything that has been in the market for a number of days. Buy the majority of your groceries not at the local grocery store but at a farmer's market and the health food store. Avoid junk food, fast food, fried and fatty food at all costs and do not drink sugary drinks loaded with chemicals, artificial sweeteners and sugar such as soda pop. Avoid chemical preservatives wherever possible such as mono sodium glutamate (Otherwise known as MSG), nitrates (which are commonly found in such products as bacon) and any animals that were fed antibiotics or hormones of any kind. pain treatment
The homeopathic herbal medicine called arnica whether taken orally as a tablet or applied to the
wrist and hand as an ointment has shown it is capable of bringing relief to carpal tunnel sufferers in a variety of
research studies although it has not been shown to improve the incidence of swelling or to improve grip strength in
patients. Therapeutic touch makes use of the hands in a therapeutic manner to concentrate and then transfer what is
referred to as energy fields from one individual to another in order to help bring relief to those who suffer pain
in relation to their carpal tunnel symptoms.
Therapeutic touch makes use of the hands in a therapeutic manner to concentrate and then transfer
what is referred to as energy fields from one individual to another in order to help bring relief to those who
suffer pain in relation to their carpal tunnel symptoms.
Don't exercise if it causes you back pain, but do try to do as much as you can to
An immobile lifestyle can contribute to back pain, as well as other problems.
Unfortunately the reach of therapeutic touch can only go so far. The function of the median nerve does not
improve in relation to this holistic therapy and some people question whether it really relieves pain to any large
extent or not.