Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common in pregnancy. It is caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. The symptoms are more common at night and include numbness, tingling and pain in the fingers.
Western medicine usually treats the condition with splints or bandages. Acupuncture works very well but a daily treatment is required. I use PC-5 with the needle angled towards the carpal tunnel, and ST-36, the empirical point of the wrist. Obtain Deqi and leave the needles in with even technique.
Relief is usually given for the first night but the pain returns again next morning. The condition improves spontaneously after the baby is delivered.
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