Acupuncture can be a life saver in cases of muscle and joint pain. It can rejuvenate joints which is impossible with western medicine. Acupuncture can speed up healing of injuries 3 times faster then original healing time. Most pain in the body is muscle or joint pain. Chiropractic can't resolve a problem that is muscular in origin. Muscle spasms can be fixed with even one acupuncture session. Overuse syndromes like for example carpal tunnel syndrome or work related overuse syndromes need more time to heal, about 4 sessions. Acupuncture is helpful for osteoarthritis. For rheumatoid arthritis herbal medicine is used.