If you had a bad acupuncture experience before, I encourage you to find another acupuncturist. The more I practice and learn, the more I realize how amazing the Chinese medicine is. It makes me sad to see people write off acupuncture based on one bad experience. What do you do when you have a bad experience at your doctor's office? You probably won't say, "I will never see another medical doctor!" More than likely, you will find another doctor so that you can get the proper care.
No two acupuncturists are the same. Because you see your acupuncutrists more often than your doctor, it is even more important to find one who is a right fit for you. Some tend to use more needles while some only use a few. The way we insert needles are different. How we interact with patients is different. So if you had a few bad experiences with acupuncture, please don't give up. There is a right acupuncturist for you out there.
Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a mom of two wonderful boys who taught me a lot about unconditional love