Well, what can I say. Strange, yes, but not painful. I was afraid to move a muscle not knowing where the needles were, then one nostril began to itch and run. The man doing the treatment was very nice. After a consultation where I turned down any herbal help, I was told this could take several sessions, preferably close together. During the treatment he told me how he used to scoop ice cream for Swensons (true, but go ahead, insert joke here). Like a chiropractor, it takes several visits which I don't have the money for and it takes $500 for the insurance to kick in. As much as I enjoyed the lesson in Eastern medicines vs. Western medicines, I am still partial to doctors and medication. It just seems less psychosomatic. I think I would rather just get a nice massage. There is a school out here that does it for $35 for an hour. That is in my price range.