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Do you have sore wrists that pain so much that you can’t even move? Do you frequently drop things? It might be a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS). I never had this problem until the birth of my Son. It all started when my Son was 6 months old. I started to feel that my wrists were getting weaker and they felt so fragile at times I even felt that they would break easily. I was suffering from pregnancy induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
According to WebMd “The carpal tunnel is a small space or “tunnel” in the wrist formed by the wrist bones (carpal bones) and a ligament (transverse carpal ligament). The median nerve and several tendons pass through the carpal tunnel from the forearm to the hand. The median nerve controls some movements of the thumb, and this nerve supplies feeling to most of the thumb and to the index finger, middle finger, and part of the ring finger.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a combination of health conditions and activities puts pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. Anything that decreases the amount of space in the carpal tunnel increases the amount of tissue in the tunnel, or increases the sensitivity of the median nerve can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
The swelling that is common in pregnancy can crowd structures in the tunnel and lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, especially when combined with forceful or repetitive hand and finger movement .”
Who is at risk?
Women are three times more likely than men to get carpal tunnel syndrome. Conditions that may increase your risk of carpal tunnel include:
Any injury to the Wrist
Typing or writing a lot everyday
If you are suffering from CTS you would be glad to hear that it can be healed naturally (sometimes the pain might come back but you can take care of it without using any conventional pain medication). Physiotherapy and Chiropractic adjustments can also be very helpful.
Try these 3 Natural Remedies For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Aromatherapy Essential Oils For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Yes, aromatherapy can do wonders for CTS pain. Here’s a Carpal Tunnel Blend:
You will need:
5 Drops Ruta Essential Oil
5 Drops Marjoram Essential Oil
5 Drops Wintergreen Essential Oil
1 oz (30ml) Carrier oil (sesame would be good because it has warming properties ).
Mix well and massage the wrists.
Do not use it during Pregnancy.
Homeopathy For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Homeopathic remedies are so powerful that they not only mask the pain but also treat the root cause of the pain and inflammation. There are 2 main remedies for CTS and they are:
Rhus Tox (Buy here)
Ruta (Buy here)
(Ruta in homeopathic form is safe to be taken during pregnancy, Ruta can even be used for threatened miscarriages/preterm births usually in the 5th month but DO NOT use Ruta as a herb or essential oil during pregnancy).
Both are excellent remedies for CTS, you can try one and see if there’s any improvement. If you don’t see any improvement with one of these remedies try the other one, 99% of the time one of these 2 remedies works.
Take 30c 3 times a day for a day or two or 200c 1 dose.
Crystal Therapy For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
I love Crystals and I have a huge collection of Crystals. Crystal Therapy or Gemstone Therapy is a very Powerful therapy because Rocks and Minerals carry vibration that can alter the Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Energies.
I recommend Amber (you can buy it here) for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome because Amber contains succinic acid which has analgesic (pain relieving) properties. Amber is technically a Resin but in Crystal therapy it is viewed as a stone and is extensively used for relieving pain and healing inflammation. Amber is also a protection stone, I wear an Amber Necklace for my Migraine all the time and so do my Babies for teething pain and fussiness. You can wear Amber Bracelet because it works quicker when its worn close to the affected area.
Since CTS is an inflammatory condition you would want to stay away from inflammation causing foods like gluten, sugar, additives and preservatives.