Acupressure Points for Carpal Tunnel

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Carpal tunnel is the result of repetitive use of one hand, causing intense pain. Find relief for carpal tunnel using acupressure with the help of an acupuncture physician in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Hilary Talbott, acupuncture physician and clinical herbalist. Today, we will be discussing acupressure for carpal tunnel syndrome. Now most of you know that carpal tunnel is a result of overuse of repetitive use on one hand. And what it does is it creates intense pain and diminished mobility here in the wrist area. So, the point that I almost always use when I treat use acupuncture to treat carpal tunnel is pericardium seven. Now pericardium seven is located in between the two tendons at the base of the wrist. Now what's really helpful when you use needles instead of your finger is that it allows me to actually put a needle up into the hand and open up the carpal tunnel pathway, kind of similar to what they do during surgical procedures only it's not surgery. Ten minutes, I take it out, and you have regained range of motion and diminished pain in that hand. You can however stimulate this point with acupressure daily. So self massage on this point as if to open up this area all the way up into just where the palm begins can oftentimes be helpful. As well as stretching exercises and of course avoiding that repetitive motion that got you there in the first place. Another point on the same channel that you can use to open up the meridian is pericardium nine. Located at the top of the middle finger. And I like to stimulate this point with the fingernail, actually to get a lot of stimulation and that really helps to open up the point. You may find that this is more effective than the local stimulation here than P seven. I'm Hilary Talbott, and that was acupressure for carpal tunnel syndrome.

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