Acupuncture works by invigorating the flow of qi and blood throughout the area in order to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and promote the body’s own healing ability. With associated techniques of electro-acupuncture and cupping, the best results can often be achieved.
Often succeeding where physiotherapy cannot, acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of this condition and does not have any of the associated side effects of steroid injections. Usually a course of 4-6 treatments can see the problem resolved. Tennis elbow is one of the conditions which the World Health Organization states can be effectively treated with acupuncture.