3 Ways Acupuncture Relieves Neck and Shoulder Pain

Struggling with that constant niggling ache in your neck and shoulders?

You’re not the only one!


Many people are turning to acupuncture to relieve their pain rather than reaching for a regular (and often expensive!) dose of pain medication.

Acupuncture works in 3 ways to give you fast and effective relief.

#1 Endorphins, endorphins, endorphins!

Who doesn’t like getting a hit of endorphins, right?

It may seem a bit daunting to have small needles put into your neck and shoulders, but never fear – it won’t be long till you start feeling that warm and fuzzy feeling overcome you.

Acupuncture is proven to help your body release this natural high, which in turn relieves stress and tension through your neck and shoulders.

#2 Blocking of pain signals to the brain

Using the natural trigger points of your body, particularly in your neck and shoulders, is said to be one of the most effective (and quick!) methods of pain relief.

A recent study conducted at the University Hospital in Essen, Germany reported that the areas of the brain that were active during pain stimulus were dampened during acupuncture, suggesting that the needles really do change the way the brain processes pain.

#3 Applying Acupressure

Acupressure uses the meridians of the body to create a healing energy by applying pressure through acupuncture.

Applying acupressure to the neck and shoulders is proven to relieve spasm and pain, and improve movement and circulation leading to a more relaxed and pain free state.