I've had Acupuncture now and then for the past 40-odd years. My first experience was for a prolapsed disc in my back for which I eventually had to have surgery. Acupuncture eased the pain immensely and occasionally I aggravated my injury and had acupuncture to ease the pain. My wife suffered from migraine's and I happened to mention this to my Acupuncturist and he suggested I sent her in. She had acupuncture even though she is petrified of needles and after one session she hasn't suffered since (30 years ago). I had pacemaker inserted and suffered badly from side effects (depression, anxiety and panic attacks - which is not uncommon after this operation) and when I had acupuncture they couldn't use the 'electrodes' as it would effect my pacemaker so I had the old conventional treatment. My stress levels went to almost zero directly after the session but I had a fear that they may come back so I had one session of Hypnotherapy which wiped the fear away and I have been clear for over a year now - lovely feeling believe me. I have recommended this treatment to a number of people and ALL have had positive results and have no need for pills at all now. Remember, you could be in that tiny 3% for which it doesn't work but you would have to be terribly unlucky with having a very deep-rooted problem which you may have been suffering for many years.