The other day I met an amazing lady on the tube who was going through quite a similar experience with pain. She had torn a tendon around her shoulder/humeral head and for the last 6 months has been in excruciating pain. We spoke for 40 minutes non-stop and it was amazing to have someone totally understand what I was going through.
We both agreed on the real amazing power of acupuncture - I am currently getting it once or twice a week depending on how bad the pain and it definitely takes the edge off things and reduce the muscular spasms that are developing around my neck/shoulder blade.
She also highly recommended cupping (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupping_therapy) and also Shiatsu therapies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiatsu). I am currently looking into both and may as well give them a bash to see how effective they are.
This quest is starting to cost me a bomb!
Oh and Sorry about the gross feet and toe nails (I can hear my mother tutting) but I wanted to write a post about my experiences with acupuncture!
Have a great day guys!