Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A recent study determined that short-term acupuncture treatment may result in long-term improvement in mild-to-moderate idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome.  Acupuncture treatment can be considered as an alternative therapy to other conservative treatments for those who do not opt for early surgical decompression.

Source: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Acupuncture Versus Oral Steroids for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Long-Term Follow-Up,” Yang CP, Wang NH, et al, J Pain, 2010 Nov 24