The acupuncture treatment went very well. I was aware of a slight sting when the needles went in, but it was much less than being stuck with a regular sewing needle. Not a problem at all. Honestly.
There was also a cupping treatment, which was more uncomfortable than the acupuncture.
What has caused the most problem since, however, was the intense massage. Since I woke up yesterday, I have had a searing headache. Everything that was done was to release pent-up energy and toxins, and I must be a damn landfill of the stuff, as much pain as I've been in since. I've been in bed with ice packs all day today, even having to cancel a therapy appointment.
The therapist told me on Saturday that my symptoms might worsen after the treatments. She was right.