Chad, having taken the things that you have said into consideration, maybe I have been a bit too eager to want to begin sticking needles into myself. However, with the correct training I would not hesitate in treating myself (thank you for the comments rclere).
Tennis elbow has been a real blight on my life. It has affected me both physically and emotionally. Physical prowess that I used to take for granted before just isn't materialisng anymore. As such, I actually feel less of a man and all because of just one inch sqaure of pain on my body. This is where the desperation to want to perform acupuncture on myself comes from.
Chad, you mentioned that opening up the neck and shoulders should resolve this ailment. Coincidentally, I do feel a lot of tension in these areas, yet all the physiotherapist, sports therapists, doctors and acupuncture practitioners have never mentioned this. It is something that I will definately look into further. Will stretching these areas help at all until I can see a professional? Also, having googled cupping therapy, I am intrigued enough to give this a go. Hell, I've tried everything else it seems!
Many thanks for the advice. Keep it coming