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Tennis elbow is considered an overload injury, and it typically occurs after minor trauma of the extensor muscles of the forearm. It is primarily a type of tendonitis though the muscles and bones of the epicondyle joint may also be involved. Pain can also occur on the inner side of the elbow, which is known as golfer’s elbow. Although generally self-limiting, symptoms of tennis elbow can persist for 1.5 to 2 years.
HOW ACUPUNCTURE HELPS
In general, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture may help relieve symptoms of tennis elbow, such as pain and inflammation by:
- stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors. This changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord.
- delivering analgesia via alpha-adrenoceptor mechanisms.
- increasing the release of adenosine, which has antinociceptive properties.
- modulating the limbic-paralimbic-neocortical network.
- reducing inflammation, by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors.
- improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility by increasing local microcirculation.
Acupuncture works on different pathways
The pathways which acupuncture uses are myriad, and in any 1 person or medical condition the pathways will be different, so we urge people to try treatment at least 6 times for their condition before evaluating. The outcomes for different conditions and different people makes it impossible to predict how any one person will respond.
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