I’m always a big fan of homeopathic remedies and avoiding the doctor at all costs. Let’s not forget, it’s the medical industry and in addition to symptom relief everyone is there to make money. When I found the link between turmeric and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome I wasn’t surprised – turmeric root is an anti-inflammatory, but in addition what can you do to relieve carpal tunnel at home? If you’re looking for carpal tunnel relief start at home and start with the basics:
- Avoid inflammatory foods and add more anti-inflammatory foods to your diet
- Take vitamin B6 and a potent complex-B vitamin
- Take the time to do carpal tunnel exercises daily
- Start cooking with turmeric
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
WebMD defines symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as, “The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain felt in the fingers or, less commonly, in the palm.” Those close to me define it similarly with great emphasis on their carpal tunnel pain and sleepless nights due to it.
In an effort to find the best homeopathic remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome, I ran across a few commonalities; the most interesting to me was turmeric. Diet is always the first place I go when it comes to solving a health problem. You truly feel like what you eat, so make it something good!
The list of turmeric health benefits goes on and on, but some are very helpful for carpal tunnel relief. If you’re asking yourself, “What is turmeric?” then ask no more! Turmeric root is related to ginger root – you’re probably most familiar with its use in Indian cuisines, curry and even used for dyeing things a
hideous vibrant orange hue. I like Melissa’s brand whole turmeric root from the our local Sprouts grocery store. The health benefits of turmeric include:
- Natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent – You can use turmeric in a pinch to disinfect cuts and burns.
- Shown to block additional growth of blood vessels in tumors
- Used in Chinese medicine to treat depression
- Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it great when treating
- Natural painkiller and cox-2 selective inhibitor
- Natural liver detoxifier
With all of these healthy side-effects you may be wondering why turmeric isn’t used in everything (I know I was). Well, it looks like there was a person who reportedly took a ridiculous amount of turmeric – over 1500mg twice a day – and experienced an “abnormal heart rhythm”. Additionally, it shouldn’t be taken in medicinal amounts if you’re pregnant because it’s “likely unsafe”.
What do you think? —
Would you use turmeric instead of big brand drugs?
Did you give the recipe a shot?