Bob, age 33 works construction as a contractor. He developed pain in his elbow when ever he tried to use a hammer. We diagnosed lateral epichondilitis, also known as tennis elbow. He received 8 treatments of acupuncture on his elbow and forearm. By the sixth treatment he reported an 80 percent reduction in pain and after the 8th he had zero discomfort. He has over the last year. Re-aggravated his elbow twice and has needed 1 to 2 treatments each to address the re-occurrence.