Heal Yourself at Home

Bruises and Contusions (Bruised bones) Treatments

Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Treament objectives

1. Treat swollen / inflamed tendons trapping the median nerve

2. Heal / repair the tendons  - which are fibrous connective tissue

3. Address source of inflammation


Wild oregano oil   (Massage diluted oil (1 part WOO to 3 parts carrier oil) into palm side of wrist every 4 hours or as needed)

Arnica gel/cream

Comfrey (Symphytum Uplandicum, Symphytum Officinale) cream or oil - Comfrey is the time-proven remedy for rebuilding connective tissue. /Massage  into palm side of wrist every 4 hours or as needed. Alternatively, use an overnight comfrey leaf "mash" poultice ---  chop up" the leaves (a small food processor works well for this), optionally add some vitamin E and/or wheat-germ oil and apply to palm side of wrist. Cover with some comfrey leaves and tape to hold mash next to wrist and then place hand in a plastic bag held on with a not-too-tight elastic band on the forearm and leave overnight. Sleep on old sheets in case it leaks - stains will not come out!

St John's Wort cream - used topically on palm side of wrist every 4 hours or as as needed. Popular European remedy for pain.

Ginger root (Zingiber Officinale) overnight poultice - place fresh, ginger root slices ( sliced thin lengthwise) on the inner wrist, cover with a little plastic and use a bandage to hold it in place.

PEMF therapy using such as SOTA® MAGNETIC Pulser

Avoid more trauma to the hand and try to relieve pressure on the median nerves

•  Try and rest your hand longer than usual between activities

• Use the non-affected hand if possible

•  Keep wrist in neutral position as much as possible

 •  Keep wrists straight when typing - hands a little higher than wrists

•  Relax shoulders when arms at your sides

•  Wear a wrist splint at night or hang your affected hand over the side of the bed - prevents the wrist from flexing and putting extra pressure on median nerve.

Address illnesses / conditions causing inflammation

Utilize short-term anti-inflammatory therapies

Vitamin B6 - 100mg twice/day - Andrew Weil, M.D. suggests B6 is a therapeutic agent to treat nerve compression injuries. Not a lot of study support for this though.


Attend to Diet, Lifestyle & Emotional State

N E W  S T A R T S

C-Reactive Protein - Reliable Inflammation Marker
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Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems

How to treat CLII

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)


       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++