So I went for my first acupuncture sesion today. I get these pressure point massages regularly from an older Chinese lady who owns a herbal store in London. She's a great massage therapist and had been convincing me for a while to get acunpuncture instead of massage to treat my upper back stiff muscles (all due to stress). I noticed she does have all sorts of diplomas form the British association of acupuncture. So she had me lying facing down while she inserted needles on my back. The first needle was fine, the second O.k, but by the tenth needles the pain became..just.. unbearable. I started to freak out a little bit. I told her to "please remove the needles as I can't hold the pain anymore.". So she pulled them off angrily and gave me a massage instead. I think I won't have acupuncture again. Maybe I shouldn't have gone to a Chinese herbal store and should have tried a well trained western practitioner. And I'm no "delicate flower" when it comes o pain, in fact my dentist always tells me he admires me because I'm really good at holding pain. A case of first time nerves? I don't know what happened but I felt my back muscles were being twisted with tweezers. When I was about to leave she said: " You are too sensitive". Hmm..maybe (?). Maybe acupuncture is not for me. Any feedback is welcome. Thank you very much.