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Doctor insights on: Acupuncture Tennis Elbow Shoulder Bone Spur

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Yes and no: Acupuncture is used to relief pain from a lot of problems, I do not believe it could cure bone spur. ...Read more

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Is it possible that acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Acupuncture will : Not heal a bone spur. However it can improve pain from a spur. Tennis elbow is often recurrent. Acupuncture can very effectively treat tennis elbow (but that doesn't always translate to a cure). ...Read more

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Which is the cure for tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Which is the cure for tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

For bone spurs in: The shoulder, a joint replacement would be a cure, since it removes the arthritic bones ; restores function; for tennis elbow: there is no cure, but the symptoms can be controlled quite adequately, with pain meds, te strap, stretching exercises, massages, steroid ; prp (plasma rich platelets) injections or surgery if nothing helps. ...Read more

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Positive results with acupuncture vs massage for tennis elbow or not?

Yes: Although my general treatment is physical therapy, tennis elbow braces, anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections, and rest; i often use massage (especially transverse massage) and many of my patients have had success with acupuncture. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help tennis elbow tendinitis?

Can acupuncture help tennis elbow tendinitis?

Yes, sometimes: There are always three factors involved in answering this kind of question: 1) the nature of the condition, 2) how responsive you are to acupuncture and 3) the skillfulness of the acupuncturist. Responsiveness is a built- in trait and 3-6 treatments will reveal how well you respond to acupuncture. In general, acupuncture is good for tendonitis. ...Read more

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Hello, I have tennis elbow, does acupuncture work?

Hello,  I have tennis elbow, does acupuncture work?

Agree w Dr. Hom: There are a number of different acupuncture approaches to treat tennis elbow effectively. Take care. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Tennis Elbow (Definition)

Tennis elbow is a tendonopathy, meaning inflammation, degeneration and/or microtears of the common extensor tendon of the forearm, as it originates at the lateral elbow onto the lateral epicondyle ...Read more