Acupuncture Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Administrator 19. November 2015 17:54

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common medical condition causing numbness and tingling sensation the hand as well as wrist. It is caused due to a pressure on the median nerve from where it passes through the carpal tunnel, a narrow passage in the wrist. The nerve is responsible for controlling sensations that allow the fingers and thumb to move. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more commonly seen in women and people with certain nerve damaging conditions, such as Diabetes.


  • Wrist fracture or dislocation
  • Repetitive activities involving the wrist, such as typing
  • Heredity
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Excessive weight
  • A fall or blow to the wrist
  • Swollen tendons


  • Pain in the hand and wrist
  • Numbness and tingling sensation
  • Pain may radiate up towards the arm and shoulder
  • Thumb weakness
  • Pins and needles
  • Decreased grip strength
  • Difficulty in forming a fist and grasping small objects

How acupuncture can help?

From traditional Chinese medicine point of view, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is believed to be an interruption of the flow of energy (Qi) and blood to the areas that control the muscles as well as functioning of the wrist. Acupuncture therapy works by stimulating the nervous system and triggering the release of certain neurotransmitters. With this, the body’s homeostatic mechanisms are motivated to function properly, thereby, promoting physical and psychological well-being.

Acupuncture may help to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by:

  • Reducing the sensitivity to experience pain and stress.
  • Neutralizing the analytical brain to promote relaxation and reducing anxiety.
  • Triggering the release of a neurotransmitter, adenosine, to increase the ability to bear pain.
  • Controlling functioning of the limbic system of the brain, including hypothalamus and amygdala.
  • Preparing the brain to cease processing of sensory nerve input from the affected wrist and fingers.

Besides reducing the pain, swelling and tingling sensation in the wrist, acupuncture also aims at addressing the shoulder pain, arm stiffness and other symptoms associated with the condition. Any underlying medial problems, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, thyroid disorders, Diabetes, menopause, hormonal imbalances etc. that may have contributed to the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are also addressed during the treatment.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer comprehensive acupuncture treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at our clinic, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How Acupuncture Can Help?

by Administrator 14. November 2015 15:20

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by extreme tiredness or fatigue. Also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), the condition makes a person feel so tired that even performing the routine tasks becomes difficult. Women are more prone to suffering from this disorder as compared to men. The condition is more prevalent among mid-aged people and may last for months and years.


The exact cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not known but it may be considered a result of:

  • Viral infection
  • Immune system reaction
  • Extreme stress
  • Anxiety
  • Bad eating habits
  • Flu like illness
  • Psychological conditions including neuroticism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder etc.
  • Depression


  • Chills accompanied by fever
  • Severe fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen armpits and lymph glands
  • Muscles and joint ache
  • Improper sleep
  • Mood swings
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Weak immune system
  • Abnormal hormone levels

Acupuncture Treatment For CFS

Acupuncture has been found to be effective in treating symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome like depression, fibromyalgia, headache etc. The treatment boosts the immune system and induces sound, restful sleep, so the patient feels less tired.
Acupuncture treatment is based on the belief that any disruption in the flow of ‘Qi’, the energy that flows through the body, leads to illnesses and diseases. An acupuncturist uses fine, sterile needles at certain points in the body, called meridians, i.e. the channels through which the energy flows. The treatment helps in restoring the flow of the Qi and thus, eliminating any symptoms.

The treatment stimulates nerve endings below the skin; thus sending impulses to the brain that leads to release of endorphins, pain-easing hormones. Acupuncture boosts the blood flow to the thalamus and relays pain messages to the entire body. The patients may feel a slight burning sensation or mild tingling during the treatment. The duration for which the needles are inserted depends on the severity of the symptoms. Usually, the needles remain in place ranging from 10 to 40 minutes. The acupuncturist keeps on moving the needles achieve the desired results.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide effective acupuncture treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at our clinic, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or call at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Killeen Acupuncture For Chronic Cough

by Administrator 5. November 2015 17:15

Coughing is a body’s reaction to any foreign body in the lungs or airways. It helps to clear the mucus and secretions in the upper air passages. Chronic cough usually lasts for eight weeks or more. It is not usually a condition in itself, but symptomizes an underlying medical condition.


  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chest infections
  • Sinus problems
  • Postnasal drip
  • Acid Reflux
  • Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease
  • Smoking
  • Environmental irritants such as pollens, dust, particulate matter


  • Fever
  • Sputum or phlegm
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Hoarseness
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath and wheezing

How Acupuncture can help?

Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment that involves inserting thin needles at some specific points to balance the body’s energy flow. The treatment boosts healing, improves immunity and promotes well being. Acupuncture is based on the flow of ‘Qi’ within the body. It is considered that an imbalance of ‘Qi’ disrupts the normal functioning of the body organs. With Acupuncture, the ‘Qi’ is balanced and the health is restored.

In case of chronic cough, acupuncture helps by improving nasal congestion, sore throat, headache and other symptoms of the condition. Once the ‘Qi’ is balanced, the energy freely flows throughout the body, which makes it easy for the body to supply the necessary nutrients to the cells, tissues, muscles, glands and organs. This restores the balance, eliminate pain and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture helps in treating the underlying causes of chronic cough and its symptoms. After inquiring about your medical history, the acupuncturist will plan an effective course of treatment. Chinese medicine classifies cough into two categories. The first one is caused due to external factors, including environmental influences on the body such as wind heat, wind cold and wind dryness. The second category involves cough caused as a result of dysfunction of some internal organs, either due to genetic deficits or poor lifestyle habits. The symptoms experienced by the patient help the acupuncturist to determine the nature of the cough and its causes.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive acupuncture treatment for chronic cough. The acupuncturists at our clinic will diagnose the cause of your condition to help you find relief. To schedule an appointment, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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