@upnort: My pain came from my brain and body not communicating with each other, I had two strokes. I was to have acupuncture for my bladder. I noticed a difference the next day in my pain level throughout my body. It started with the pain above my waist, I don't have any except when I hit my arm or did something I should get pain from. This was not why I went to have acupuncture. After 6 sessions I am still having pain in my feet and scheduled for more acupuncture. I did not want to share this until the pain in my feet was gone too. Your request told me I couldn't wait any longer to tell about the bonus I had when I had acupuncture for my bladder. Was it a fluke, about waking up the nerves in my body, not to send signals to the brain that I was in pain? I don't know. I told my PCP doctor what was going on, he was very happy. He didn't prescribe it, another doctor did, but was willing to do what it takes to help my recovery from the strokes. Even the acupuncturist was surprised, acupuncture is not prescribed for stroke "victims". I can't say more because this wasn't to happen. Do what you want to do. Good luck.