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When we look for non-surgical solutions for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or trigger finger, we would commonly look to chiropractic as a solution to the problem. This is a smart rationale since chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to manage most problems related to peripheral nerves.

In addition to chiropractic, people may look to physical therapy and acupuncture as additional ways to manage carpal tunnel syndrome as well as trigger finger and these services also have the capacity to provide some relief.

Nutritional supplementation would probably be the last non-surgical solution people would consider for these conditions because they appear more structural in nature. However, we must always remember that structure is dictated by the building blocks that create the structure and that will always come back to nutrition.

According to Dr. John Ellis MD, who wrote the book Vitamin B6 Therapy: Nature’s Versatile Healer, vitamin B6 deficiency can be the culprit in most cases of both carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger. Dr. Ellis studied vitamin B6 and disease for over fifty years and his theory is that the synovium surrounding tendons undergoes changes in the absence of vitamin B6, that results in carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and tenosynovitis, as well as many other forms of soft-tissue diseases. A dose of 20-50mg of vitamin B6 three times daily for about two months is what is commonly recommended to eliminate these two conditions.

Dr. John Wright MD, a world-renowned physician using an integrated health approach, has stated that supplementing with vitamin B6 has worked on every case of carpal tunnel syndrome he has treated for over thirty years.

If you are not getting the results with the vitamin B6 supplementation after two months, it may be caused by a zinc deficiency.  Zinc is needed to convert B6 into the active form of the vitamin B6 called pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P). It is recommend to take a product that has the active B6 in the formula such as Daily Balance to prevent any issues of conversion to the active form. Taking 2 capsules of Daily Balance three times daily will provide the 50mg three times a day as recommended.

For best results, utilize a combination of chiropractic care and nutritional supplementation with vitamin B6.

Links and References:


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