My first ever acupuncture session was Tuesday afternoon. After I overcame my initial fear (I had to sign a release that said acupuncture may cause paralysis or even death!)I entered into the entire experience. The board certified physician who did my work took a long time to "interview" me before we began. Then he inserted 6 needles into my back near my spine, supposedly to affect my energy levels. The needles were attached to a very low current. Except for the sensation of a pin prick when the needles went in I felt no pain. I did experience a feeling of coolness rushing down my legs. When it was all over I felt a bit "out of body", but luckily had persuaded my husband to accompany me and drive me home. I admit that I also had him come into the treatment room when the needles were inserted. It is now two days later, and I feel little benefit. If I feel anything I would say my neck was stiffer than usual. The doctor wants to give me four or five more sessions. My problem is that I don't know whether to invest my time and money on a snake oil cure. Does anyone have any advice? Thank you for the tremendous support that you provide.