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Archive for the 'Carpal Tunnel Syndrome' Category

Acupuncture to treat carpal tunnel syndrome

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Researchers from the Kuang Tien General Hospital, in Taiwan believe it’s an option.

And a reader agrees. (more…)

Which treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Researchers from Catholic University in Washington, DC searched the literature for treatments of carpal tunnel syndrome.

33 published studies were reviewed. (more…)

Benefits of acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

 Acupuncture provides an alternative to corticosteroid treatment, according to this study by researchers at Kuang Tien General Hospital, in Taiwan. (more…)

Targeted massage for carpal tunnel syndrome

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Researchers from Colorado compared general and targeted massage treatment programs. (more…)

Let’s chronicle the health benefits of walking

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Dr. James Levine from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has reviewed the evidence. Here are the benefits. (more…)

Massage for chronic pain not related to cancer

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Dr. Jennie Tsao from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in California has reviewed the evidence and concludes it depends on the type of pain being treated. (more…)

Comparing chiropractic options for carpal tunnel syndrome

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Researchers at the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls compared Graston instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (GISTM) vs soft tissue mobilization (STM) by hand. (more…)

Reviewing the value of vitamin B6 to treat carpal tunnel syndrome

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Its effectiveness is controversial, but vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is often used as an option before committing to surgery, according to Drs. Milly Ryan-Harshman and Walid Aldoori in a recent review. (more…)

Gliding exercises to treat carpal tunnel syndrome

Friday, June 8th, 2007

For the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), triple therapy that combines splinting with nerve-gliding exercises and ultrasound is superior to dual therapy that includes splinting plus nerve-gliding exercises or ultrasound. (more…)

Homeopathic Arnica montana for post-tonsillectomy pain control

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

The patients reported better pain control, but there was no difference in the use of other pain medicines. (more…)