Drs Martin & Sue Allbright

'Blending an ancient medical approach of mind and body with modern health'

C

Acupuncture Research

C

Structure

Density

Rigidity

Evidence

We would like to share with you our personal view, beliefs and approach about the research that is presented on these pages.






We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.

We also value the depth of wisdom and knowledge of traditional and classical five element acupuncture, which integrates the many aspects of body and mind.

We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.

We hope later to share more information on the five elements of acupuncture.

01684-893393

Classical Acupuncture

This site was last updated on

17th October 2017


Copyright O 2017 Allrights reserved

c

Tennis Elbow - Lateral Epicondylitis

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided in this site is accurate. It is not the intention to mislead or misinform anyone.


Acupuncture Malvern | Acupuncture Worcester | Acupuncture Worcestershire | Acupuncture West Midlands | Malvern Acupuncture | Worcester Acupuncture  Worcestershire Acupuncture | West Midlands Acupuncture

(2017) Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Acupuncture Effect on Common Extensor Tendon Thickness in Patients with Lateral Epicondylitis: A Randomized Controlled Study.


OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of acupuncture on common extensor tendon (CET) thickness in patients with lateral epicondylitis (LE). Additionally, to identify whether clinical and ultrasonographic changes showed any correlation.

METHODS: Forty-one patients were randomly assigned to acupuncture and control groups. Conventional treatment (rest, NSAİİ, bracing, exercise) methods for LE were applied to all patients. In addition to this, the acupuncture treatment was applied to the acupuncture group. The visual analog scale (VAS) for pain, the Duruoz Hand Index (DHI) for functioning of the affected limb, the pressure pain threshold, and CET thickness (via ultrasound imaging) were assessed before and end of the treatment in both groups.

RESULTS: The VAS and DHI scores in both groups decreased. The pressure pain threshold and CET thickness only demonstrated improvement in the acupuncture group.

CONCLUSION: These findings show that the CET thickness was reduced after 10 sessions of acupuncture treatment in LE patients.


Ural FG, Öztürk GT, Bölük H, Akkuş S. (2017) Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Acupuncture Effect on Common Extensor Tendon Thickness in Patients with Lateral Epicondylitis: A Randomized Controlled Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Jun 7. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0370. PMID: 28590765 DOI: 10.1089/acm.2016.0370


(2017) Fire Needle Acupuncture Treatment for Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

‘Abstract. In our study are included 12 patients, 9

male and 3 female, all with symptoms of lateral epicondylitis and all treated with fire needle acupuncture.  In the treatment were treated trigger i.e. Ashi points. Patients were on age from 24 to 70, with most common age group of 30-40. Number of the treatments is different in all patients, but mostly needed only one treatment to improve the condition completely.’


Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska, Kristina Kozovska. (2017) Fire Needle Acupuncture Treatment for Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow). American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 60-63. Doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20170503.11


(2017) Comparison of treatment effects on lateral epicondylitis between acupuncture and extracorporeal shockwave therapy.


'The short-term beneficial treatment effect of acupuncture for lateral epicondylitis is convincing regardless of the definition of short-term.However the follow-up was only up to 2 weeks after treatment.' Longer term follow studies are needed.’


‘Symptomatic Acupuncture protocol.

The six acupoints were point Ah-shi, LI.10, LI.11, Lu.5, LI.4, and SJ.5.The insertion depth of acupuncture needle was 1.25-2.5 cm, up to musculature. The insertion duration was around 20 minutes. The De qi sensation was induced for every 5 minutes during the course of treatment. The treatment lasted for 3 weeks. Six sessions of treatment in total were assigned and arranged twice a week.’


Wing-Yee Wong C. et al. (2017) Comparison of treatment effects on lateral epicondylitis between acupuncture and extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology Volume 7, January 2017, Pages 21–26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asmart.2016.10.001

Confidentiality

© copyright Drs Martin & Sue Allbright 2009 All rights reserved

Website design by MA


Go to top