Warm-needling plus Tuina relaxing for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Author: Cai DF.
Zhangjiagang First Municipal People\'s Hospital, Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu 215600, China.
Conference/Journal: J Tradit Chin Med.
Date published: 2010 Mar
Other: Volume ID: 30 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 23-4 , Word Count: 93

OBJECTIVE: To probe into quick and effective therapies for carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: Totally 98 cases of carpal tunnel syndrome were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group received warm-needling plus Tuina relaxing, while the control group was treated by hormone block therapy and drug medication. RESULTS: The cure rate was 81.7% in the treatment group and 47.4% in the control group, with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture plus Tuina manipulation is a simple therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, but with remarkable therapeutic effects.