When the zombie apocalypse begins any day now, your daily routine will cease to exist as you know it. While today your carpal tunnel syndrome may keep you from being able to complete daily living tasks such as repetitive typing, lifting, and cooking, tomorrow none of these things may matter. Once the zombies invade, survival and fighting them off will be your only two priorities. And, of course with carpal tunnel, this can be a challenge. Because you won't have access to the conventional medical treatment you have today, you will have to turn to alternative, home remedies for relief and treatment. Luckily, there are several ways to treat carpal tunnel at home, maintaining the maximum possible flexibility in your hands and wrists with the minimum amount of pain. All you need to do is learn your options and prepare for the onslaught of the undead.
Yogic Stretches and Exercises
Yoga is one of the best ways to treat any issue you have with pain, stiffness, and flexibility. And the best thing about it is that once you learn the proper stretches and exercises, you do not necessarily need a yoga instructor to help guide you through the poses. As yoga instructors (at least not of the undead variety) will be difficult to find once the attack begins, learning them now will save you a whole lot of trouble.
The first poses to use in your yogic carpal tunnel treatment are the namaste and reverse namaste. These are prayer poses that are quite easy to perform once you have mastered them.
For standard namaste, you place your hands in prayer position in line with the top of your rib cage. Press the hands together firmly to stretch and flex the wrists. Reverse namaste is the same pose but you place the hands in prayer position behind your back, in between the shoulder blades.
Another yogic stretch that will help with your carpal tunnel symptoms is eagle arms. This pose involves crossing one forearm over the other at the elbow and then intertwining the forearms again bringing the hands together in front of the face. This thoroughly stretches the bottom arm. Just be sure to repeat on the other side to make sure both arms get properly stretched.
Herbs And Oils
Before the zombie apocalypse begins, you will want to stock up on the necessary herbs and oils that you will need to properly treat your carpal tunnel syndrome pain. A daily dose of flax seed oil, for example, will help you to feel relief from your pain and swelling.
Flax seed oil is a natural anti-inflammatory due to the omega-3 fatty oils it contains. So, by taking just a tablespoon of flax seed oil a day, you can reduce the incidence of swelling in your wrists and arms over time.
Additional herbs you may want to try are St. John's Wort, turmeric, and chamomile. These are also anti-inflammatory herbs that will help keep your carpal tunnel swelling under control, so you can be sure to defend yourself against the zombie invaders when the time comes.
By learning and using the natural remedies and treatments for your carpal tunnel syndrome, you will be well-equipped for survival when you no longer have full access to your conventional medical treatment. You will be able to fight back the zombie hoards effectively while minimizing your carpal tunnel pain and swelling.