Tennis Elbow “Incurable”?

I work on a lot of tennis elbow in my acupuncture practice. One problem with resolving tennis elbow with acupuncture is that people have to go out in the world and continue using their arm, even before it’s fully healed. So we often have a two-steps-forward-one-step-back experience. That’s why I’m always looking for more ways to help my patients.

Adding some exercises can speed up the healing process. Take a look at this promising, low-impact, non-surgical treatment for tennis elbow recently posted in the New York Times Well blog. It involves a series of exercises with a flexible rubber bar, like in this video:

Read more at the New York Times.

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Cathy Thomason, MAOM, Dipl.Ac., Dipl. CH, is a graduate of the master’s degree program of the New England School of Acupuncture. She is certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (signified with Dipl.Ac. and Dipl.C.H.). Cathy has completed advanced herbal training with Dr. Tao Xie, and studied advanced needle technique with Dr. Cheng Xiao Ming. She became interested in studying acupuncture while living in South Korea, where acupuncture enjoys equal status with Western medicine.

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