ENAR Strategy – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Therapy
- – Treat the neck, shoulder and down the arm first
Treat the neck and shoulder region. Ensure you brush from as high as you can up to the hairlinewhile maintaining skin contact and on both sides of the neck.
- Treat sticky points with brushing techniques as per your ‘How To’ manual. Page 26.
- Use the ENAR, small Y-probe and/or glove to massage high into the back of the neck at the base of the skull. The Y-probe can access skin in those areas covered with hair.
- Next move out to the shoulder area and again brush to locate any key points.
Treat these with brushing techniques, or with your glove massage techniques (pic)
- Next brush or glove down the arm to the wrist, along midline of the inner arm. (pic)
Note: If the inner elbow is ‘sticky’, gently brush this on FM for 4 – 5 minutes or until the area
warms and the ‘stickiness’ recedes.
- Start from the inner aspect of the elbow joint and brush along the mid-line
of the forearm, down to the wrist. This is tracking the route of the median nerve.
2 – Treat the wrist
- NB First, treat the arm with the unaffected wrist briefly – 1 – 2 minutes.
Micro-massage into the carpel region of the unaffected wrist with your ENAR
set on FM for 30 seconds to one minute.
- Then treat the arm with the affected wrist;
N.B. once you are on the carpel wrist area, treat for 5-7 minutes while rotating, stretching,
extending and clenching the hand.
Use FM and then FM plus AM while micro-massaging and/or going through
the Range of Motion (ROM) of the hand and wrist.
N.B. Once you are treating on the affected carpel wrist area, moving of the wrist, through its complete Range of Motion (ROM) while treating, can speed up the body’s response.
The Conductive Gloves or and Pads/Leads are also excellent for patient or self treatment. The gloves can be used to massage into the neck, elbow and wrist. Also, they can be left on with a pad on the opposite wrist for easy self treatment.
Place the adhesive electrode pads on your wrist while resting– use FM plus AM
3 – Protocol
You’ll need to treat at least once a day, preferably twice a day for 2-3 weeks.
It is best to treat when the pain is active.
Also, once or twice a week, treat both the hands,
brushing from the wrist to the fingertips on the palms and top of the hands.
The large or small Y-probe are both excellent for these protocols.
The small Y-probe is ideal to massage up under the hairline to the base of the skull.
- Micro-massage: To learn more techniques to find and treat key points
go to: https://www.enar.com.au/training/getting-started/
ENAR Accessories. Useful for Carpal Tunnel Therapy
Small Y-Probe $100 LINK
Conductive Glove $55 Glove LINK
Adhesive Pads $25 (pack of 8 small or 4 medium) LINK
Carpal Tunnel Info
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common, painful, progressive condition that is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist area.
Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness and tingling sensation in all the fingers except the little finger, pain and burning sensation in your hand and wrist that may radiate up the arm and elbow, and weakness in your hand with diminished grip strength.
CARPAL TUNNEL – ENAR Testimonial
“I treated my carpal tunnel patient 6 times over 3 weeks, then had to travel. When I returned, I phoned her to resume treatment – no need, as she reported a complete cure. This is doubly satisfying, as she works hard with her hands (kitchen cabinet-maker), so any issues would be immediately apparent. Not the first time for me that ENAR has proved to be an accurate tool for finding where to treat.”
Best regards Paul D. NZ