I have worked and managed in the health sector for more than 30 years and through my experience, I have seen a lot of sick clients who walk through our clinics, taking years of pain killers for their neck, shooulder and back pain or having gone through series of operations from the side effects that these pain killers had caused. I ask them, why would they still taking the chemical/toxic medication if they are not helping you. The answer is often they didn't know what else could help them.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine is the best way to treat chronicle problems such as the muscle pain, stress and depression. Majorities of the time, these problems are all inter linked. There is no magic pills out there that would cure a problem which happened for years. The TCM is a longer term and natural treatment that target the root cause of the problem not the symptom.