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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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