I had my first session with acupuncturist just an hour ago. I do believe in it, but wonder what areas of CFS/FM hardships can it help? Pain? Fatigue? Concentration & brain "mush"? Digestive problems". I will be reading up on it alot, but wonder in what ways Acupuncture has helped any of YOU? Had to wonder a bit bc when I filled out the history form and wrote CFS down as a medical problem, she asked me what it meant. I know medical professionals including alternative docs would have to be living in a CAVE not to know what Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is and not know that CFS stands for it!!!! She looked at my history form with all the listings of fatigue, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, visible arthritis type swelling and inflammation, back injury adn surgeries, digestive issues like esophgeal spasm, menstual or pre meno issues, etc...etc...etc... Most of our forms would all look the same. She looked shocked and said "i am going to go really slow with you". I wonder if most patients that go in have "only" one issue to deal with like "just" a headache, or "just" a certain neck or other pain. She acted like she was studying some extinct animal or something. I was a little put off but at the same time was kind of funny to see her reaction to such a CHALLENGING case.