See..I fell for the acupuncture thing too and in the end it really didn't do anything...I only thought it did then I noticed that after my "treatments" nothing really changed. I tried to be neutral about it but i suppose in the back of my mind I wanted it to work and thus deceived myself.
Good. Everyone should be doing that; it doesn't take dubious woo practices to be healthy.
Not every acupuncturist knows what they are doing, same for doctors. Acupuncture cured me of shoulder bursitis with 10 daily treatments after having my arm in a sling for a month. Never had trouble with it again. The Western doctors were planning to do surgery, which when I thought about made no sense. If inflammation is causing the pain surgery would only make the inflammation worse, logically. The sad truth was surgery=money for the doctor's office. My acupuncture treatments totaled $90.