Acupuncture is highly effective for acute and chronic pain. I have successfully treated headaches and migraines, low back pain, sciatica, upper back pain, chronic neck pain, piriformis syndrome, elbow tendonitis, osteoarthritis, peripheral neuropathy, trigger finger, sports injuries and post-operative pain. Pain management is the primary reason most Americans first try acupuncture, as it has received the most media attention.
In addition to musculo-skeletal pain, acupuncture is effective for all kinds of GI pain: reflux, GURD, gastritis, diarrhea, constipation and nausea. It is also effective for chest pain such as angina and painful respiratory conditions such as chronic bronchitis.
The related modalities of cupping, gua sha, moxibustion and electric stimulation are also employed with acupuncture to eradicate pain.