Tennis elbow treatment with acupuncture

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina and Vasileva, Dance and Atanasova, Anita (2017) Tennis elbow treatment with acupuncture. In: First International Symposium for Traditional Chinese Medicine, 06 Dec 2017, Stip, Macedonia.

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Introduction – Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a painful condition in the area of the elbow due to damage of the extensor muscles and tendons of the hand and fingers. Causes are various but most common are repetitive movements and overuse of the arm.
Material and methods – In this research are included 6 patients. 5 male and 1 female, all with syndrome of tennis elbow, on age from 43 to 70. All patients were treated with fire needle acupuncture on Ashi points (trigger points) that were found on palpation on the most painful places in the area of the elbow.
Results – After certain number of treatments with fire needle acupuncture the patients were relieved from the pain and they were able to move the joint in all directions with no limitation. Three patients needed only 1 treatment, one patient 2 treatments, one patient 3 treatments and one patient 6 treatments.
Discussion – When using fire needle acupuncture, needles are inserted into trigger points located in the area where the pain is strongest, in this case in the area of the elbow. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine the tendons are connected to the Liver, so the main purpose of the treatment is to nourish and relieve the stagnated blood and Qi energy in the Liver meridians and remove all the obstacles
Conclusion – With a very few acupuncture treatments it was succeeded to get very fast and positive results, to improve the condition significantly and reduce the pain and symptoms completely.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 14:35
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 14:35

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