I have to just chime in and say that I go to acupuncture once every two weeks (my insurance pays zip and its expensive at $65.00 and hour, whilst I am not working)
But what I will say is that it gives me such relief, I have become a true believer, went in with a lot of skepticism .
I will go in with pain at a 10+++++ and leave pain free!!!!, Does it last? Unfortunately no...but at least for a day or so I feel good.
If I could go 2xs a week I would be so happy.
Massage lasts less longer than the acupuncture, in MHO.
what has also helped me is Epsom salt baths, problem is, can't be in the bath tub all day
so that's my 2 cents worth