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Homeopathic Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


An effective treatment for carpal tunnel can save you from the surgeon’s knife and you can have my word for it. After having treated dozens carpal tunnel syndrome cases with homeopathy I can surely bet on the efficacy of homeopathic medicines for Carpal Tunnel syndrome treatment.

Before I discuss the remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome, let’s understand what carpal tunnel syndrome is all about?  Carpal tunnel syndrome is a narrow band made of fibrous tissue, which gives support to the wrist. Through this band median nerve bones and ligaments pass through it. Whenever there is swelling in the tissues of the carpal tunnel it leads to the compression of the median nerve and hence the whole syndrome or symptomatology of carpal tunnel syndrome starts to take place.  i.e pain, numbness, weakness and tingling sensation in hand or fingers.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a variety of factors that lead to repeated trauma to the tissues inside the carpal tunnel. Certain medical conditions also predispose towards the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. They are Diabetes, alcoholism, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, wrist fracture, and pregnancy.

It is quite common to find the carpal tunnel syndrome in people who perform repetitive movements of hands and of the wrist. Carpal tunnel is most common in people who use computers. Typing is one of the most common causes that lead to Carpal tunnel syndrome. Other mechanical jobs that may lead to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome are driving vehicles, sewing, using hand tools (especially those vibrate – carpenters are at high risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome), writing, piano players and other musical instruments. A strange case that I recently treated with homeopathy was a Retired Army Colonel, who had taken to yoga after retirement and was doing a clapping exercise in the morning (kind of yoga exercise to treat stress). This excessive clapping was going on for the last 2-3 years. This was the only cause that I could identify in his case. Once he started with his remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Causticum and Ruta later on) and stopped clapping exercise, he recovered in no time.

Homeopathic Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The main medicines for treating carpal tunnel syndrome are Ruta, Causticum, Hypericum, and Arnica.

When to use Causticum for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Causticum ranks the top. I have treated many cases (successfully) with causticum. The main symptoms are a weakness in hands, numbness, and loss of sensation in hands and fingers. It is more indicated when the  Carpal tunnel syndrome has increased to a level where there is an excessive weakness in the hands and the muscles of the hand have atrophied. For causticum to be given in a case of carpal tunnel syndrome the palmar side of had should have the flattish appearance (reduction in the musculature of hand.)

 Using Ruta as For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Ruta Graveolens is one of the best medicines for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is used when there is tendonitis from overuse of wrist or after a sudden strain or fracture of the wrist. Arnica and Hypericum also come in handy when there is an injury relating to the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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