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What natural protocol do you recommend for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Q. Dear Terry, “What natural protocol do you recommend for carpal tunnel syndrome?” — Naomi H., Orlando, FL

A. Dear Naomi, Carpal tunnel syndrome causes numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain in the hand(s) because of pressure on the median nerve in the wrist(s).

Interesting facts regarding carpal tunnel syndrome:

·        Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

·        The dominant hand is usually affected first and produces the most severe pain.

If you are experiencing pain, I would recommend these four ingredients: highly absorbable curcumin, boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to help get you comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking these four ingredients three times daily.

You may also want to consider adding vitamin B6 to your daily regimen. When looking for a vitamin B6 formula, I strongly recommend choosing one that features vitamin B6 in the form of pyridoxal-5-phospate (P-5-P) in combination with magnesium glycinate. P-5-P is the biologically active form of vitamin B6. Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B-vitamins from food and supplements, because these forms of B-vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function. By using the form of vitamin B6 that is identical to the kind your body utilizes, you bypass this problem entirely. In addition to optimizing vitamin B6 metabolism, the magnesium in the glycinate form delivers a good dose of magnesium to help with muscle relaxation and resistance to nerve excitability. I recommend taking 60 mg of vitamin B6 (as P-5-P) and 200 mg of magnesium (as magnesium glycinate) three times daily.

Please be patient – you need to allow at least 3 months with the above nutritional program before you evaluate your progress.

Healthy Regards! 

Terry . . . Naturally

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