If you’re dropping things frequently and suffer from sore wrists, the problems can be caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is a condition which affects both sexes, with women frequently experiencing it due to pregnancy.
Here’s how WebMD explains it: “The carpal tunnel is a small space or ‘tunnel’ in the wrist formed by the wrist bones (carpal bones) and a ligament (transverse carpal ligament). The median nerve and several tendons pass through the carpal tunnel from the forearm to the hand. The median nerve controls some movements of the thumb, and this nerve supplies feeling to most of the thumb and the index finger, middle finger, and part of the ring finger.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a combination of health conditions and activities puts pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. Anything that decreases the amount of space in the carpal tunnel increases the amount of tissue in the tunnel, or increases the sensitivity of the median nerve can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
The swelling that is common in pregnancy can crowd structures in the tunnel and lead to CTS, especially when combined with forceful or repetitive hand or finger movement.”
Who’s exposed to the risk?
Conditions that may increase the risk of CTS are diabetes, gout, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, wrist injuries or frequent typing. Women, however, are three times more exposed to the risk of CTS than men.
If you’re suffering from the condition, don’t worry: there are several natural ways which can help you relieve the problem.
Aromatherapy essential oils
Although it sounds strange, aromatherapy works wonders against Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Here’s a mix that can help you:
5 drops of Ruta essential oil
5 drops of Marjoram essential oil
5 drops of Wintergreen essential oil
30 ml. of some carrier oil
Mix the ingredients well and apply the blend on your wrists. You shouldn’t use the blend during pregnancy.
Homeopathic treatments can relieve the pain and treat the underlying condition. The two main homeopathy remedies for CTS are Rhus Tox and Ruta.
Either one of them works great – try one and see if there’s improvement. If it doesn’t work, there’s a 99% chance that the other would work. Take 30 cc. 3 times a day for a couple of days.
Crystal therapies are very powerful against many diseases and can alter the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual energies. An Amber crystal for example, can heal CTS due to its succinic acid content which has analgesic properties. Amber is technically a resin, but Crystal therapy sees it as a stone that relieves pain and inflammation. Wearing an Amber necklace is considered a protective measure against migraines.
If you’re dealing with this condition, you should also avoid inflammatory foods such as gluten, sugar, additives and preservatives.