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Acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome
  1. Jonathan Freedman, general practitioner
  1. St Albans, Hertfordshire, Jonathan.Freedman{at}gp-e82060.nhs.uk

    Summary

    Acupuncture was used to treat a 51-year-old ‘lollipop lady’ (school crossing patrol officer), with severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affecting her dominant hand, and co-existing cervical spondylosis. I postulate that her symptoms were work related. She responded well to acupuncture, which provided good symptomatic treatment rather than cure and allowed her to continue working whilst she awaited surgical release.

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