I have to agree about the de-toxing. I've had the same experience with both neuromuscular massage and acupuncture. In the very beginning, it does seem to trigger a worsening of symptoms. But try to realize it's the beginning of the process, and just like beginning an exercise regimen or a healthy diet - it doesn't feel so good at first, but eventually your body begins to feel the improvement in a variety of ways. It took me 4-5 sessions of acupuncture for my back before it finally began to really reduce my pain and make me feel better. It's so frustrating because it's so often self pay and not cheap. You wonder why you're paying to put yourself through this.....but for me, it was worth persisting. Even most medications don't work overnight - and the ones that do usually have a not so good impact elsewhere in your body. Not everything works the same for everybody, to be sure....and we all need to listen to our own bodies. Just posting because I almost quit the acupuncture as well until someone who'd had it told me it took a few sessions to get to the good results. That was my experience also.