Neck pain is very common in middle aged people. With age, stress and a non stop life style, energy begins to decline. Energy doesn’t move through the narrow gap of the neck as well as it once did, the result is often pain. Also, if you have had neck injuries in the past, you will have a weak spot which will possibly become a problem again if you are run down. Needles in your ankles can sort the problem out. Strange to think that this would work, but the ankle is anatomically similar to the neck and can balance the neck area. It also has meridians running along the inside of the leg which help the body’s energy reserves and thereby support the flow of blood and energy in the neck. Rest is important because your body needs to heal and the only way it can do that is with spare energy. Acupuncture and rest are the gentlest treatments for a painful neck!