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Elbow Pain Relief with Acupressure

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The link to the points for relief of Elbow Pain are found below. In general you should include the points for Elbow Pain along with the specific points for the part of the body or type of Elbow Pain that you are working with.


Elbow Pain


Elbow Tennis

Acupuncture & Tennis elbow
Many non-conventional therapies are being increasingly integrated into orthodox medicine. One interesting development is the use of acupuncture which, when combined with steroid anti-inflammatory treatment by injection enables the patient to receive a much lower amount of cortisone than would otherwise be the case if acupuncture was not used.

In a controlled study, a group of 16 patients from a North of England general practice received acupuncture treatment for tennis elbow, followed by a small dose of corticosteroid with lignocaine to a residual tender spot at the elbow. These patients were compared with a similar group of 19 who received a larger dose to a tender spot at the lateral epicondyle, without any initial acupuncture treatment.

In the acupuncture with steroid group, 13 patients had benefited following two treatment sessions, two after three sessions and one was no better at the end of the permitted three treatments. In the steroid only group, 13 had had benefit after two sessions, three after three and three were unsuccessful.

The results suggest a trend towards increased and more rapid success in the acupuncture with steroid group, but once again the small number of patients precluded meaningful statistical analysis. The physical advantage in using acupuncture before administering local corticosteroid injection is that it allows a much lower dose of steroid to be used, with consequent reduction in the risk of tissue necrosis and inflammatory reaction.

S A Chilton. Tennis Elbow: A Combined Approach Using Acupuncture and Local Corticosteroid Injection. Acupuncture in Medicine. November 1997 Vol 15 No. 2 - Page 77


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