The tennis elbow is characterised by pain and tenderness over the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. It is the most common condition in people aged between 40 and 50 years. Tennis elbow is also considered an overload injury, and it typically happens after minor trauma of the extensor muscles of the forearm. Primarily, it is a type of tendonitis though the muscles and bones of the epicondyle joint can probably also be involved. And, pain can appear on the inner side of the elbow. Although it is generally self-limiting, the symptoms of tennis elbow can persist for 1.5 to 2 years or even longer in a minority of people.
Generally, acupuncture can stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The result of biochemical changes can also influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms. Therefore, it can help physical and emotional well-being. In addition, certain acupuncture points would be able to stimulate areas of the brain that help to reduce the sensitivity to pain and stress. Finally, it can promote relaxation and deactivate the brain that is responsible for anxiety.