Lateral Elbow Pain – Research

Acupuncture superior to sham; moderate quality evidence (Gadau 2014 – SR of 19 RCTs)(1); Insufficient evidence: low to very low quality evidence (Tang 2015 – SR of 4 RCTs)(2).


1. Gadau M, Yeung WF, Liu H, Zaslawski C, Tan YS, Wang FC, et al. Acupuncture and moxibustion for lateral elbow pain: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014;14:136.

2. Tang H, Fan H, Chen J, Yang M, Yi X, Dai G, et al. Acupuncture for Lateral Epicondylitis: A Systematic Review.  Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:861849.