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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) & Acupuncture

Updated: Apr 18

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) & Acupuncture

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are common conditions that affect people who engage in repetitive activities for extended periods. These conditions often manifest as pain, numbness, and weakness in the hands, wrists, and arms. The symptoms of RSI and CTS can be debilitating and may significantly affect an individual's ability to perform everyday tasks. Acupuncture has been acknowledged as one of the alternative medical treatments for RSI and CTS.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique that uses needles to stimulate specific points in the body to promote healing and reduce pain. Evidence from several studies indicates that acupuncture is effective in treating RSI and CTS. According to a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture was more effective in treating CTS than traditional physiotherapy treatments.

Furthermore, acupuncture has been shown to provide long-term benefits in treating RSI and CTS. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion showed that acupuncture reduced pain and improved grip strength in patients with RSI. The results of this study suggest that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for RSI that provides long-term benefits.

Acupuncture is an alternative treatment for RSI and CTS, but it is essential to consult with a licensed acupuncturist before starting any treatment. Acupuncture involves the use of needles and, therefore, carries the risk of injury or infection if not administered correctly. Finding a qualified and experienced acupuncturist is essential to ensure the treatment is safe and effective.

RSI and CTS are common conditions that can cause significant discomfort and affect an individual's daily life. In several studies, acupuncture has been effective in treating RSI and CTS. Acupuncture is a safe alternative treatment for these conditions that can provide long-term benefits. However, it is crucial to find a qualified acupuncturist and you may want to consult with an acupuncturist before starting any treatments, click the link below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture Wellington. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post. If you have any more questions or concerns, check out our Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find these help answer most people's questions.


Hankle Hu
Jul 01, 2023

Yes agreed. Acupuncture is very positive way of treating my RSI and does relief much of the discomfort. After several treatments I generally feel a lot better with the symptoms. Thanks Nate.

Jul 01, 2023
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Glad I could help:)

With gratitude Nate @ Acute

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