Beth, age 38 suffers from tension headaches due to her high stress job and constantly being on the phone. She feels pain around her head like a vice and has accompanying neck tension and shoulder pain. Her pain peaks in the afternoon each day close to the end of her shift. She received a six week acupuncture course, using local acupuncture points along her neck and scalp and shoulders. The objective is to help stimulate blood circulation and improve neural communication to the neck head and shoulders as well as release any trigger points in her muscles that are contributing to the pain pattern. At the end of the course the client reported about a 95 percent reduction in intensity of the pain and tension she felt in her neck and shoulders.