Acupuncture for back and neck pain?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I have back and neck pain. Will acupuncture help?

A: Acupuncture can help pain. There are many protocols depending on localization, exacerbating conditions and the underlying patient condition; a licensed acupuncturist will be able to prescribe an appropriate treatment protocol. Usually six to 12 treatments can clear a mild condition. Chronic conditions may require longer treatment.

To find a licensed acupuncturist in your area you can visit

You may also find the herbal formula “Pain” to be particularly helpful in soothing pain and relaxing your muscles. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.

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