Research published in The Journal of Pain looked at the use of acupuncture in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Patients received 8 sessions of acupuncture over a four-week period, and their progress was then monitored for over 12 months.
Over 80% of the patients who received acupuncture showed good improvement which was maintained over the 12 month monitoring period. This improvement was significantly better than that seen in the group who received an oral steroid. The researchers concluded that acupuncture should be considered as an alternative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Source: Journal of Pain, February 2011; 12(2):272-9
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