Most of elaborations on acupuncture regard its efficiency in relieving renal colic pains as proved. In 1993 the article was published proving the efficiency of acupuncture in renal colic treatment at the level of drug therapy (source)1.
Also the contemporary researches confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture in 95% patients, stressing simultaneously the exceptional safety profile of the described method(source)2.
1 Lee YH, Lee WC, Chen MT, Huang JK, Chung C, Chang LS. „Acupuncture in the treatment of renal colic.” J Urol. 1992 Jan;147(1):16-8.
2 Ju BJ, Niu LL „Analysis of therapeutic effect of acupuncture at neiguan (PC 6) and zusanli (ST 36) on acute renal colic” Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012 Nov;32(11):975-8. [artykuł w języku chińskim]