"Tennis Elbow" is the most common chronic musculoskeletal pain condition affecting the elbow. Despite its name, only 5-10% of sufferers play racquet sports. Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment planning is extremely flexible and pragmatic. It has always been a very individualised medicine, aiming to take in the whole of a person's experience.
IBS has unknown cause and is separated according to symptoms in the Western approach. In Chinese medicine, people with IBS may be assessed according to whether their symptoms are worsened with stress or whether their IBS began with a gastro infection.
Various Chinese medicine therapies have been studied as treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee. Some have been found in large-scale studies to be effective for relieving pain, increasing function and improving quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Effective therapies for osteoarthritis of the knee include acupuncture, electroacupuncture and moxibustion.