How to Get Natural Carpal Tunnel Relief in 24 Hours | Dr. Josh Axe

Hey, guys. Dr. Axe here, Doctor of Functional Medicine
and founder of Today I’m going to share with you my top natural
carpal tunnel treatments and ways to get rid of carpal tunnel in just 24 hours. Carpal tunnel is something that plagues a
lot of people, and the problem is most of the treatments today are things like surgery,
medications, or even bracing, and they are ineffective at best. So in this video I’m going to share with you
my top supplements and natural carpal tunnel treatments that you’re going to see results
with very quickly. The first thing you’ve got to know is what
causes carpal tunnel. Typically, carpal tunnel is caused by poor
posture, and it’s an over-use injury. So when you’re sitting at your desk, one of
the first things you want to do is you want to rearrange what you’re doing on a daily
basis. That over-use injury, a lot of times it’s
caused from extending the wrist too much over time and keeping it in one position. Oftentimes raising up your desk, raising up
your computer screen, and getting your body in a tight, comfortable position at the computer,
that really is step number one. Then I want to talk about some other things
you can do in terms of natural treatment. Now, if you’re going to see a physician about
carpal tunnel, I would actually highly recommend a chiropractor. A chiropractor can actually work on adjusting
the wrist bones and realigning that tunnel area and removing pressure and interference
on that nerve. So that’s one of the natural treatments you
may consider. One of the things you can do yourself in terms
of treatment is traction out your wrist. Part of this is due to a compression injury,
so, again, tractioning out your own wrist. You can also get a band and traction out your
wrist or you just hold onto a weight and let it traction itself. Those are some great natural treatments for
carpal tunnel. But to get rid of this very, very quickly,
one of the first things you need to do is start taking some good quality supplements. Now it’s been proven in medical research that
vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 are the most effective vitamins for helping out carpal tunnel. Really those support your nervous tissue and
help it heal and regenerate. So again, I’d recommend a B Complex, a vitamin
B6 or vitamin B12 supplement. The next supplement that is great for helping
get relief from carpal tunnel is magnesium. Magnesium actually helps relax your blood
vessels. It helps relax muscular tissue that can cause
compression of nerves in that carpal area. So again, what I would do is start using a
magnesium supplement, typically about 250 milligrams, two times daily. The next thing you want to do is take natural
anti-inflammatory supplements like bromelain. Bromelain comes from the core of a pineapple. It’s a proteolytic or anti-inflammatory enzyme
that works very well. Also you can take that in combination with
supplements like turmeric and boswellia as well as ginger, and that can also help relieve
some of that pressure in the carpal area. Then, in terms of diet, you want to follow
an anti-inflammatory diet, a diet that’s very high in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty
acids like wild-caught fish or taking a fish oil supplement. But remember, organic fruits, vegetables,
and omega-3 fats should be the basis of your diet if you’re trying to get carpal tunnel
relief fast. Last but not least, one of the fastest topical
treatments you can do to get carpal tunnel relief is using essential oils. Essential oils have been used for thousands
of years for healing conditions. Two essential oils are going to be the most
effective, and those are wintergreen and cypress. Now, wintergreen has an analgesic affect,
so it will actually cool the area of the inflammation, really relieve the pain. Cypress increases circulation, so cypress
is great as well. If you want to add another oil to help repair
the tissue, helichrysum oil is the best for that. But again, using a mixture of cypress and
wintergreen, you typically will take about three or four drops and maybe a little bit
of coconut oil and rub it on the area, and that’s a good natural, topical treatment that
can get into that area and give you relief as well. So again, if you’ve got carpal tunnel, I guarantee
if you follow those steps of, number one, doing some tractioning out of your wrist,
number two following an anti-inflammatory diet, number three taking some of the supplements
I talked about, like the B Complex supplement, a good quality fish oil, magnesium, anti-inflammatory
herbs like bromelain, and then doing the natural treatment of essential oils of wintergreen
and cypress, you are going to see great results in overcoming your carpal tunnel. Remember, the cause is the cure. You have to figure out what is causing your
issue, so you really need to look at what is that overuse injury, how are you over using
your wrist. You’ve got to give that area a rest as well,
and that’s going to lead to fast recovery from carpal tunnel. If you liked this video, make sure you check
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  1. I'm thinking I have carpol tunnel. I have the numbness in the fingers and thumb, my neck hurts . But my rist is swollen up up 0 to the bottom

  2. What do I try if my Carole tunnel is affecting my rist on the opposite side of my hand. The side of my palm is swollen all the way down to th e middle of my four arm?

  3. I've been investigating exercises to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome pain and discovered a fantastic website at Dariks pain destroyer (google it if you're interested)


  5. interesting points ,if anyone else wants to learn about all natural treatment for carpal tunnel try Pycanta Tunnel Syndrome Protocol (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my partner got cool success with it.

  6. He says you can start with these supplements after recommending chiropractic care. I think the answer lies with chiro because relief won't come within 24 hours alone with supplements.

  7. I agree with him =) it works but takes time, especially stretching exercises. (so much hate in the comment section, just wow)

  8. I remember back in the 1980's and the very early 1990's, especially on the job, and reading corporate weekly information brochures. I was always reading and hearing about carpal tunnel syndrome. For many years, I had not heard anything about it; not on the radio, publications, or the web, etc; having read and listened to trillions of words regarding a cross-section of topics.
    I believe the panacea was the great promoter, Bill Gates, who did more than invent the Microsoft brand, which changed the world; but implemented the instrument of cure. The employees on the job who professed to keyboard and computer discomfort, have proved their time was spent luxuriating and lying, longing for their favorite website they could peruse.

    It's the very same ones who probably have computers at home, a blogosphere; formenting and fomenting flagrant fart on Facebook. The same one's who are buying the Apple phones which are glued to their person. CT syndrome was a work hoax back then: The panacea was an effective cure, along with the techy kids of yesterday and today who had helped dramatically. Hello Marin Shkreli. The ball — or mouse should be in your court! God bless you. Keep raising the price of your product — and flush out those who bear false witness!

  9. Cure carpal tunnel naturally. Avoid meds with side effects, surgery,steroid injections, chiropractors, physical therapist. They work about 10% of the time.. Surgery is not guaranteed to fix cts. I been 7 years with cts, seen many types of doctors and nothing. Suffered many days especially mornings with painful numb tingly feelings on both hands and wasted thousands of dollars. Message me [email protected] I'm located in nyc. My treatment is 90% effective to most treatments as mentioned above. Side effect free and 100% safe.

  10. do you think that i got carpal tunnel? On the 21st of july of 2018 i was sneaking out of my girls window and i went to go try to jump off the roof part of her porch. when i landed i hit the floor with my feet and bend my legs hit my butt and left hand to the concrete. as of now i still deal with the pain on my wrist i tried icing and compressing it and has not worked for me. keep in mind, i am 17 years old and a guy that is ignorant (sort of naive in a way) but this is why i am here. I think i may have this condition and i would like to do something about it so i can attend this physical training program at my school.

  11. What would you suggest for a stay at home mom? I’ve developed carpal tunnel so severe that it has interrupted my sleep. I’m waking up in the middle of the night with a totally numb hand

  12. it started last week after my exams. i written a lot than normal in the first 3 days of the week. the pain started. i can even see my pulse in wrist till it reaches the palm when the pain is harder

  13. hi everyone ,if anyone else wants to discover all natural treatment for carpal tunnel try Zamartar Simple Tunnel Remedy (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my work buddy got amazing success with it.

  14. I didn't get carpal tunnel from a computer, I got it from video games, stabbing people, and vigorously masturbating (in that order)

  15. Exercise and surgery ! Vitamins, herbs, are old wives tales ! I say this because that would then be the medical prescription.

  16. interesting points ,if anyone else is searching for at home remedy for carpal tunnel syndrome try Niposcu Tunnel Remedy Adviser (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my m8 got amazing results with it.

  17. Chiropractors aren't physicians, but I'm willing to try them as well as massage, acupressure, magnets and even acupuncture. My fingers up to my wrists, plus my left elbow (I'm a lefty.) tingle and are numb…since August.

  18. interesting points ,if anyone else wants to uncover at home remedy for carpal tunnel syndrome try Pycanta Tunnel Syndrome Protocol (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my partner got excellent results with it.

  19. Hey doc exactly 1 1/2 years ago I watched these videos looking for answers. Turns out my carpal tunnel was an autoimmune response I was having. After an elimination diet this stopped mainly the paleo aip type diet.

  20. I'm not sure but ,if anyone else wants to learn about best home remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome try Pycanta Tunnel Syndrome Protocol (just google it ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my cousin got amazing success with it.

  21. hi everyone ,if anyone else trying to find out alternative medicine carpal tunnel syndrome try Zamartar Simple Tunnel Remedy ( search on google ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my partner got amazing success with it.

  22. I'm not sure but ,if anyone else needs to find out about alternative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome try Zamartar Simple Tunnel Remedy (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my co-worker got great success with it.

  23. Thank you!!! I just knew this had to be food related to what I was eating or not eating because the pain and numbness will come and go….despite my normal daily activity would stay the same…… but yet the pain at Night comes and goes…. so I figured it had to be something with my diet. So I'm going to add fish oil, magnesium , bromelain and get back to drinking ginger and turmeric tea ( which I used to do!!) and also I'm going to try holding onto a weight for wrist traction what a great idea thank you so much.

  24. I have been a guitar player for over 30 years and I am just starting to get carpel tunnel in my hands, particularly in my fingers.

  25. Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else wants to learn about home treatment for carpal tunnel try Pycanta Tunnel Syndrome Protocol (just google it ) ? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my neighbor got excellent success with it.

  26. This video did not help at all with Carpal Tunnel problem. Yes, supplements can help nerves but cannot just cure a pinched nerve. This guy is full of misinformation. what a waste of time.

  27. Dr. Axe your the best.Im recommending this video to a brother of mine, Juan Dr.Axe his the best. God bless you bro.

  28. Greetings,

    I have taken your advice and have purchased Magnesium, Tumeric, Bromelain, and B Complex Vitamins. I truly hope that this will rid me of this physical impediment. I let my Carpal Tunnel go a bit too long, whereas, to the extinct that I do not have the same grip strength in my right hand, as opposed to my left.

    You mentioned 250 mg of Magnesium twice a day. is there a dosage breakdown of the other supplements, as well?

    Please advise.

  29. Wait just one minute! I can't take you seriously unless you roll up those sleeves even higher. I came here for alternative Carpal Tunnel treatments but I was forced to visit a "Gun" show; this is unacceptable. How dare you kind sir! Put those things away before somebody gets hurt.

  30. Ugh, I've been typing in excess of 90 wpm since the year 2000 and I've been playing guitar for over 20 years. I don't think Essential oils I can do anything for me except make me nose deaf. I use essential oils all the time when adding "Scent" to my own beard oil for personal use. There is something though I would like to ask Doctor; I heard if someone pounds out a grumpy on your wrist that could help as well. What do you think Doc? Could pounding out a grumpy on someone's wrist really do the trick? All kidding aside the traction idea is the only option on this video as far as I'm concerned that offers a real chance at temporary relief. Cheers and thanks for posting a video about this.

  31. Best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome= SEE A MASSAGE THERAPIST. Find one that works with a chiropractor or physical therapist, they'll be your best bet.

  32. many negative comments but… the title says RELIEF not cure! I would just suggest that B supplements work much better with injection than pills. Much faster effect specially for muscle and tendon recovery.

  33. What's so difficult about my situation is I got it at young age from playing video games. But when I got older I got a job as a painting contractor. And my job since then has been the role as a brush man. So I'm constantly using my hands and the only rest I get is from Fri-Sun. And it just doesnt end.

  34. If you don't know that the mineral Molybdenum is needed to cure this, then you should not be giving advice…

  35. Pls doc how to get rid from trigger finger or tendinitis finger? i prefer home remedies than injection or surgert

  36. HELLO:
    I have questions regarding Wintergreen and Cypress Oil. Do I apply one right after the other, or do I
    wait a few minutes before applying the second? And about how fast will these work after application?
    Will these 2 bring temporary relief, or bring an end to this painful situation?
    Please reply to all questions soon?
    Thank You

  37. Before that as well get a nerve conduction study you just may have what they call double crush and this point maybe the nerve as it leaves the spine and make sure your not suffering from cubital sydrome wich the ulnar nerve gets pinched at elbow, or radial tunnel the nerve will also make thumb go numb, the fingers that go numb and tingle will let the doctor know wich sydrome you have

  38. I have this syndrome from being a mum – repeatedly bending my wrists to hold and feed the baby. I found a pure magnesium spray which I applied topically and it worked wonders.

  39. So you can get these relief items in 24 hours but will probably take weeks to see any results. But by that time, the pain may of subsided naturally to know if they even helped.

  40. Um. I have had carpal tunnel for over 10yrs and I'm 30. I've never worked a desk job. I dont even own a computer.

  41. Ha! If this was true, there wouldn’t be surgeries or meds, etc. Chiropractors think they can cure all! Let me tell you…my chiropractor damaged my. Phrenic nerve by cracking my neck. Now I’m disabled with a paralyzed diaphragm! !! This kid is full of cr—! With a name like Axe, would you go to him?!

  42. Is postpartum carpal tunnel a real thing? If so, any suggestions other than what you already mentioned?

  43. Turmeric, and a whole lot of it, helps a lot, too. I have had no problems with CTS since I began mega dosing with turmeric (which I really was taking for another reason.)

  44. I have it in my dominate hand
    It’s from my pregnancy and I can’t do anything my whole hand is numb

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