I have been getting accupuncture for 3 months, & I have been seeing a naturopath (who has me on several suppliments as well) since Jan. The accupuncture seems to help with the bleeding and pain off and on. I've only recently been diagnosed, (Jan 09). I was prescribed Canasa but once I said I wanted to try and heal this naturally the doctor literally closed my folder and walked out of the office...he'd been there long enough to tell me I had Colitis or possibly Crohns. Western Medicine at it's finest! Anyhow, it's only been 3 months w/accupuncture..I have good weeks and then I have really bad weeks. I am a person who doesn't sit still well...I used to workout out avidly (15+ hrs per week) plus I have a 2 year old and she's a workout in herself. Now my butt's draggin, I havn't been able to go to the gym for 5 weeks I'm exhausted and considering meds. I have an appt to see a different GI Specialist on July 31st...I'm hoping for a miracle before then.
As far as if the Accupuncturist in your town is qualified, the best you can do is ask him how many patients he's treated with your condition and see what his success rate is.
I'm new to this site & it looks like it's been around for a while..there may be previous posts about it as well if you don't mind digging for them. Good luck!