I am a first time patient of acupuncture. My daughter recommended trying acupuncture after telling her that I have been waking out of a sound sleep in unbearable pain for the last 2 years. Since starting acupuncture, I no longer wake up screaming in pain, from a deep sleep.
Also I have almost completely stopped the use of prescription pain medicine (of 2 years). My only regret is not considering acupuncture sooner. (outside of the fact that I am afraid of needles) I must admit I was very skeptical that it would even work. I will admit I was wrong, the relief is real, and would recommend to anyone skeptical to at least try. It really does work.