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95% of Tennis Elbow Sufferers Don't Play Tennis!!

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How to treat tennis elbow naturally and effectively

MARCH 2018: It is estimated that 95% of those that suffer from tennis elbow are not actually tennis players and in addition there is a good chance that {especially if you are between the ages of 35 to 60} at some point in your life you will suffer from this condition. So, what is tennis elbow and how can it be managed?

Tennis elbow, or in medical terms lateral epicondylitis, is a condition that causes mild to significant pain at the tendon that connects the extensor muscles to the lower arm. The pain can be felt from the elbow to the hand and wrist but typically is felt in the elbow.

Symptoms can include pain when extending or using your arm, neck tenderness nerve irritation; or pain when gripping with your hand; and it can last 6 weeks or more.

You can get Tennis Elbow from playing tennis, however more commonly it is caused by consistent and repeated actions of the wrist or forearm like playing sport, gardening, manual labour even continual typing.

Typically tennis elbow, once diagnosed by your GP, can go away on its own but can be painful and there are alternatives such as acupuncture to relieve the pain and help fast track the recuperation period.

Results this month by HealthCMi, indicated that acupuncture is ‘a proven and effective method for the alleviation of tennis elbow’.

“We were excited to read these results”, comments Waveny Holland, President of the Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association, “they compared results of Traditional Chinese Medicine protocols across two groups. One that was given acupuncture plus moxa, the second electro-acupuncture and rehab training. According to their findings, both treatments were effective”.

“Acupuncture can be a safe and natural alternative in the treatment of this very common condition”, continues Waveny, “however, it is best to always ensure that the acupuncturist you choose is a qualified acupuncturist and the easiest way to find one locally is on our website”.

The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) has been representing the majority of Chinese medicine professionals for the last 45 years and is considered Australia’s most trusted source for qualified practitioners in the field.

“Members of the AACMA are required to have a minimum 4 year degree in Chinese medicine and are also registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia”, says Waveny, “this assures the public that you are getting a high quality treatment and care. An AACMA member acupuncturist will be able to work in conjunction with the treating physician creating an integrated treatment plan that is more likely to offer the best outcome for anyone suffering from pain”.

The AACMA has made it easy to find a local registered acupuncturist with their ‘Find a Practitioner” online database open to the public:

Interviews with Waveny Holland, or a local acupuncturist are available on request (


Contact: Amanda Kuhn – 0410 570 993 –

Who is the Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA)?

The AACMA was established in 1973 when traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was relatively unknown by the western population of Australia. Today, the association represents the majority of qualified acupuncture and TCM practitioners in Australia. We encourage and enable our members to grow as TCM practitioners through professional development opportunities, research and collaboration.


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