Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are your wrists feeling sore or tingling in the hands?

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Neuropathy. To learn more about how we can help, give our office a call at (425) 686-4498 and set-up your initial consultation.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Definition:

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition. It causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms to occur. Neuropathy aka nerve pain, is seen as not one “disease” but a complication found in several underlying medical conditions.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes:

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be cause by repetitive movements, pinched nerve, overuse/overstrain injuries.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms:

Symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • local hand and wrist pain
  • numbness and tingling
  • decrease range of motion in hand and wrist

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatments:

How we can help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

At Starting Point Acupuncture, we specialize in chronic pain. One of the common conditions we see is carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist and elbow pain.

Acupuncture is commonly one of the treatments we recommend to help decrease symptoms and to restore function.

How can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome because it can help to increase blood flow, improve range of motion, and to decrease local and systemic inflammation. In studies, acupuncture has even been shown to prevent carpal tunnel surgery. Above all it has been shown to decrease symptoms such as local hand and wrist pain, numbness and tingling, decrease range of motion in hand and wrist.

Read our pain specialist, Dr. Ellie’s previous article on carpal tunnel here.


At Starting Point, it is our goal to find the root cause of the pain. We offer a holistic wellness consult to see how we can best help you and have many treatment options available. Common treatments recommended are pain relief injections, acupuncture, cupping, and nutritional coaching.

If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or wrist pain, give our office a call (425) 686-4498 to learn more about how we can help!


Integrative care for chronic pain

Dr. Heintze provides integrative care to treat chronic pain and many other conditions.


Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon.