My husband has had two back surgeries and was in constant pain. He does not like needles but hates pills and their side effects even more. I was about ready to tap out of our marriage due to his unpleasantness.
Four years ago, I got him an acupuncture treatment for Valentine's Day. He went, was gone for about two and a half hours, and came back a new man. He was smiling, he was relaxed, he was pain free.
I also get acupuncture. I fall asleep practically every time and I feel amazing afterwards, EVERY TIME.
The needles are tiny, you barely feel them going in, but every now and then you will feel it for a nanosecond. I had acupuncture two weeks ago, got a few needles in my ears, a few in my head, most on my hands, knees, and feet...and now I don't have migraines, and my knee isn't swollen and painful.
My 82 year old dad gets acupuncture to help with his heart condition.
So yeah...if you haven't tried it then you don't know what you're missing. I recommend it to everyone!!