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by Liza Janda AAHCC, E-RYT, RPYT

What exactly is the cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in pregnancy?

 A lot of pregnant women suffer from a dull, aching, a sharp, painful, or even a prickly, tingling feeling in their wrists and forearms.  It often appears in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy can be caused by increased fluid retention and edema, or swelling.

There are solutions to carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy.

Rid your body of fluid imbalance reducing inflammation in wrists and the rest of the body.

·      Your kidneys maintain fluid balance in your body. Start every day by drinking hot or cold water with two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. This purges the body of extra fluid and stimulates elimination. Sweeten with stevia.

·     Nettle Tea is a safe diuretic because it doesn’t deplete your body’s calcium and potassium balance but gets rid of excess fluid.  Drink nettle tea hot or cold-2-3x a day. Add stevia or honey to sweeten.

·      Add dandelion greens to any salad-a delicious way to help lower blood pressure and flush fluid.

·      Drink dandelion root tea.

·      Eat bananas or apricots for added potassium.

·      Add 1 tablespoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar, daily, to water sweetened with raw honey.

·      Take omega 3’s .

·      Add turmeric and ginger supplements to your diet.

Acupuncture relieves carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy

·      An experienced acupuncturist will know just what to do to help relieve your pain

Wrist support helps

·      Get a carpal tunnel wrist brace to stabilize your wrists.

·      Wrist Assured Gloves or Yoga Paws help on the yoga mat.

A little ice and a little heat go a long way

·      Alternate ice on your wrists 10 minutes

·      Take a bath in Epsom salts-2-3 lbs.

Take these simple steps and you will find quick relief from your carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy.

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