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Acupuncture improves lateral elbow pain
Categories: Tennis Elbow, Acupuncture, Acupuncture research
Acupuncture can improve pain and function in patients with lateral elbow tendinosis ...
Acupuncture reduces tendon thickness in tennis elbow
Acupuncture can reduce pain and pathological thickness of the common extensor tendon in patients with lateral epicondylitis ...
Acupuncture effective for short term relief of tennis elbow
Manual acupuncture is an effective means of short-term pain relief for the treatment of lateral epicondylalgia ...
Acupuncture and moxibustion benefit tennis elbow
Evidence from moderate quality randomised studies suggests that acupuncture is effective for treating lateral elbow pain, according to a systematic review by an international team of authors.
Acupuncture for rheumatic conditions - systematic review
Categories: Arthritis , Fibromyaigia, Back, Tennis Elbow
An overview of systematic reviews of acupuncture for rheumatic conditions has found relatively clear evidence to suggest that it is effective for osteoarthritis (OA), low back pain and lateral elbow pain, but ineffective for fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. From their evaluation of the thirty systematic reviews that met their inclusion criteria, the authors concluded that for OA, low back pa ...
ACUPUNCTURE & TENNIS ELBOW
Of 55 patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis, 23 were treated with real acupuncture and 22 received sham acupuncture, all receiving 10 treatments, with two treatments per week. At two weeks and 2 months after the end of treatment, there were significant reductions in pain intensity and improvements in the function of the arm and in maximal strength in both treatment groups. At 2-weeks all the ...
ACUPUNCTURE AND TENNIS ELBOW
A study on the treatment of tennis elbow using only Yanglingquan GB-34 on the affected side reports that most patients obtained pain relief of 70% (mean pain relief 55%). The results were significantly higher than in a placebo group treated by light pressure at Feishu BL-13. The results were assessed blindly immediately after treatment. (Molsberger A, Hill E, British Journal of Rheumatology, 33: 1 ...
ACUPUNCTURE AND TENNIS ELBOW
A German placebo-controlled single-blind trial into the treatment of tennis elbow compared a single-needle traditionally selected treatment with a placebo non-penetrative treatment. Pain relief occurred in 55.8% of the treatment group and 15% in the control group. 79.2% of the treatment group reported pain relief of at least 50% after only one treatment. (Molsberger, A. et. al The analgesic effect ...
ACUPUNCTURE AND CORTICOSTEROIDS
A study carried out in the North of England suggests that patients with tennis elbow who receive acupuncture immediately before injection of corticosteroids respond to much lower doses of corticosteroids than those who do not receive acupuncture first (Acupuncture in Medicine Nov. 1997 Vol. 15 No2, p77).
TENNIS ELBOW & ACUPUNCTURE
In a study carried out at Hanover Medical School, 45 patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis were each given two acupuncture treatments, real or sham, every week for 5 weeks. 2 weeks after the end of treatment the group who received real acupuncture demonstrated significantly more improvement in strength, pain intensity and arm function than the sham group, although the improvement was limited ...
ACUPUNCTURE FOR TENNIS ELBOW PAIN
A systematic review of published studies on the effect of acupuncture on lateral elbow (tennis elbow) pain has concluded that "there is strong evidence suggesting that acupuncture is effective in short-term pain relief for patients with lateral epicondyle pain". The studies reviewed were all randomised or quasi-randomised and acupuncture was the only intervention used in the treatment gr ...
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