I had such an unusually negative reaction to this treatment that even the practitioner was startled. I've always had a fear of needles but as an adult I've managed to make peace with the occasional blood draw. I worked hard to psyche myself up before the treatment, convincing myself that I was fine and this would be a positive, maybe even pleasant experience. I think the practitioner planned to place about 30 needles but after about 15 or so she placed a needle in my neck which caused the muscle to spasm. I started hyperventilating and nearly vomited. She placed a few more needles in my hands and wrists and left me alone for about 40 minutes. I was so uncomfortable and couldn't move an inch because of the needles in my back, neck, legs and hands. I cried to myself and felt miserable, unable to wipe my nose or adjust my aching lower back. I could have probably hit the call switch but for some reason it never occurred to me; I was totally focused on just getting through to the end.
I've asked other people of their experiences and Googled on the web but I haven't found anyone else who had such a bad experience. It took several days to get back to my personal baseline, pain-wise. The only thing I can figure is that I was just too tense and anxious to let the treatment do any good, and instead it made me worse. I think it's just not a modality that will work for me. I won't be going back.