About 5.5 million U.S. adults suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This condition is from swollen tendons that compress the nerve within the canal in the wrist. The cause is normally from repetitious use of your fingers wrists and/or arms (people who do a lot of computer work, or cleaning, hair stylists, seamstresses, etc.).
Smoking, being overweight and not exercising can increase risks of CTS.
You can help prevent CTS by stretching or flexing your arms and fingers before you do your repetitious work, and at intervals while you’re working.
People have also reported preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by using Chinese Steel Balls. The rolling motion massages the ligaments and tiny muscles in your wrists and hands that can cause CTS. Use them often while doing your repetitious activities.
If you’re having trouble sleeping because of pain, it helps to wear a splint or wrist brace to bed.
Herbs that help CTS~
The Green Pharmacy book recommends the following herbs and remedies for CTS.
*Willow bark – steep 1 to 2 tsp. of dried, powdered bark or 5 tsp. of fresh bark for about 10 minutes and then strain.. Drink 3 cups of this a day. Click her to purchase Willow Bark.
*Chamomile – drink several cups of this tea a day. Make it the same way as suggested above. Click here for Chamomile Flowers.
*Take 250-1,500 mg. of pure bromelain a day, between meals. Click here to try bromelain. You can also eat fresh pineapple, which contains bromelain.
*Add several teaspoons of cayenne pepper to 1/4 cup skin lotion and rub it on your wrists to help with pain.
*Another remedy I’ve read about is cumin. Sprinkle it on your food liberally. Click here to try cumin.
Let me know how these herbs help you! Using natural remedies for ailments is always best! 🙂