Synopses & Reviews
Do you have:
- Recurrent numbness, pain, or tingling in your fingers, wrist, or hand? Does it persist at night? Can it be "shaken" out?
- A sense of weakness in your hand?
- Loss of feeling of heat or cold in your hand?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. If not detected and treated, this common condition can quickly become disabling. Once the diagnosis is in, the first treatment recommended is often surgery. However, such extreme measures aren't always necessary. In Natural & Herbal Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
, Norma Pasekoff Weinberg offers strengthening hand exercises, gentle stretches, and herbal recipes that ease pain and encourage the body to heal itself. With attention to ergonomics and these simple remedies, most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome can be resolved -- or even avoided -- naturally and effectively.
About the Author
As Master Gardener, freelance lecturer and columnist, Norma Pasekoff Weinberg is the respected author of two of Storey's health and beauty books, Natural Hand Care and Henna from Head to Toe! She also self-published Herbal Secrets for Gardeners in 1997. She is producer and host of the public-access television series, Herb's Daughter, based in Massachusetts, which is a show that allows Weinberg to share her gardening, health, cooking, cosmetics and crafts know-how with her fans. She has additionally spread her knowledge in articles published in New England's Holistic Magazine and Spirit of Change magazines. Weinberg is also a member of the Herb Research Foundation, American Botanical Council, Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the American Herb Society. Weinberg lives in Massachusetts with her family.
Table of Contents
Identifying Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - 2
Anatomy of the Carpal Tunnel - 3
Testing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - 4
Trigger Finger - 6
Preventive Care for Your Hands and Wrists - 7
Protecting Your Wrists and Fingers - 7
Rhythmic Finger Exercises - 8
Chinese Exercise Balls - 10
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - 11
Rest - 11
Stretching for Relief - 12
Vitamin Therapy - 16
Herbal Treatments - 17
Dry Brushing - 27
Hand Massage - 28
Resources - 30
Mail-Order Sources of Herbs and Herbal Supplies - 30
Rehabilitation Supplies - 31
Helpful Organizations - 31