Many studies have shown that acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are great for any kind of chronic or acute pain. If you have chronic elbow pain, stop thinking about it and give it a shot. With regular acupuncture for elbow pain, you may be able to avoid costly and potentially dangerous surgeries, as well as pain medications with a host of side-effects.
Most people have elbow pain because of injuries and overuse (you’ve probably heard the terms “tennis-elbow” and “golfer’s elbow,” which are more scientifically known as lateral and medial epicondylitis, respectively). Here’s the deal with pain: every part of your body is connected, and must be reached by the flow of Qi and Blood through the meridians and vessels in order to function properly. One of the most basic and famous old maxims in Chinese medicine is this: “Where there is flow, there is no pain. Where there is no flow, there is pain.” And that applies to emotions as well. People often have physical pain because of emotions or thoughts that their body is not processing, but there are plenty of other reasons.
What often winds up happening is that a weakness in one of the meridians leaves a person vulnerable to having an injury heal incorrectly or incompletely. Getting consistent and regular acupuncture for elbow pain (or really any kind of pain) improves the nerve communication in that area, increases blood-flow, reduces inflammation, and can even re-write areas of the brain associated with that area. This breaks that part of the body out of the chronic pain cycle, turns off the inflammatory response, and allows things to return to a normal state of flow. But don’t take our word for it. Pain is such a common complaint for acupuncture treatment that there’s more than enough to read out there, if you want.
In addition to getting acupuncture for elbow pain, we also use lots of auxiliary treatment modalities to amplify and extend the effectiveness of treatments, such as: cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, herbal remedies, tui na massage, and meditation. We also advise all of our patients on various other lifestyle modifications they can employ to maximize their results.