Pain is probably the area that acupuncture has become most accepted and widely used for, with good reason, it works!* Acupuncture has been proven through research and widespread use, in its ability to help deal with painful conditions.
Some commonly seen conditions are:
Many types of pain seem to respond to acupuncture, which can really help peoples’ ability to handle pain, even sometimes when it mightn’t be possible to change the underlying problem that is causing it - e.g. obviously acupuncture won't change the physical appearance of an osteoarthritic joint - but it might help the person cope with it and experience less pain and move more.
* Not always, not for everyone, & not for every condition, but often. There are probably about 10 or 15% of people who don't seem to respond for unknown reasons so it's important to understand that there can be no guarantees or promises but my experience tells me that it is usually worth trying acupuncture and carefully monitoring to assess progress. I have often been pleasantly surprised by acupunctures effects on seemingly intractable painful conditions. Usually people will know within 3 or 4 treatments if it's going to help.
Back to conditions
“I injured my leg and was in quite a lot of pain and I went to Mark Goulding in Bray who placed a few tiny needles (not painful) in my leg. After the first visit I was surprised to notice a slight improvement. Mark asked me to come once each week for the next 3 or 4 weeks. After the 3rd visit the pain was almost gone and after the 4th it had gone completely. I am delighted with the result and would recommend acupuncture to anyone who is considering it.”