Acupuncture is quite effective. In spite of the majority of our patients having stubborn pain and disease, we provide a significant relief. We see 1/3 of patients having high relief, 1/3 with moderate relief, and 1/3 mild or no relief at all. There is no method that is effective for 100% of people. Perhaps the reason is due to the complex human body and multi-factorial causes.
Outside of the clinic, however, the improvement is higher. We observe 80-90% of population having significant relief with acupuncture at volunteer events. It is because more patients with stubborn cases visit our clinic.