You could go to 10 different acupuncturists and receive 10 different treatments for the same problem. That being said, I don’t believe one style is better than the other. All styles work, but some may work better for certain conditions than others.
The most common styles are:
A less common style that I practice and find very effective for muscular problems such as low back and neck pain is Trigger Point Acupuncture. Trigger Point Acupuncture is not very common because as far as I know, there is only one school that teaches it and I was fortunate enough to go the that school. The school is Tri-state College of Acupuncture in NYC, so if you are in the NYC vicinity, such as me in Somerset, New Jersey, you will find a high concentration of acupuncturists that practice this style.
Stay tuned for discussion on the various acupuncture styles…