Hello to you all. Ian here 44 years from East Herts. Working for a local publishing company with pressure & deadlines etc, brought about the lower back pain that first prompted me to try acupuncture. My first experience some years back was great. I noticed the needles used were quite big/tall with what looked like brass octagonal heads. Anyway the effect was immediate and worthwhile. A couple of weeks a go I started going to a local Chinese practice where the needles were nothing like that of my first visit - more like large sewing needles. I've been twice now and must confess, I'm a smidge disappointed with the results. I don't know if any of you have any knowledge of these needles or practices?