Tennis elbow (Epicondylitis) is a disorder not related to playing tennis but affecting the muscles and tendons of the elbow joint when becomes damaged from overuse. The typical clinical picture of this condition is with pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow. These symptoms are experienced when the elbow joint is repeatedly moving the same way over and over again. Normally, western medicine such as painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications has less or no significant therapeutic effects on this condition. Physical measures of wearing Orthotic devices such as rest band, braces or splint have been proved to be unhelpful. Furthermore, other physical therapies such as physiotherapy, massage and exercise are also not very effective in treatment of tennis elbow.
Acupuncture therapy for Tennis elbow consists of manual and electrical acupuncture. There is strong evidence on treatment of tennis elbow by Chinese Acupuncture. Many clinical research trials suggest that acupuncture can help to ease pain and improve stiffness in Tennis elbow for long-term period.
The acupuncture therapy for musculoskeletal pain is growing in acceptance, among both clinicians and consumers of health care. Many patients round the world have been using acupuncture and a large percentage of them suffered musculoskeletal disorders. The scientific clinical evidence has proved that acupuncture is to confer an analgesic effect and several hypotheses as to the chain of events resulting in analgesia from acupuncture have been proposed. The traditional Chinese theory has explained that acupuncture can clear the blockage of "Qi" or energy in the acupuncture meridians “or Channels”. However, acupuncture is often recommended for the treatment of lateral elbow pain and many studies have investigated the efficacy of this intervention and addressing the effectiveness of acupuncture for relief of pain and dysfunction associated with pain in tennis elbow.
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