I’m afraid I would not recommend acupuncture for relief of pain. I found it to be terribly painful. When your nerves are uncovered and a needle is stuck through it…it feels like a bolt of electricity shooting through your body. The pain goes away and slight relief of tightness in the extremeties follows, however, it only lasts about 2 hours. Too painful and expensive. I would suggest taking your meds, resting, and exercising.
Wishing you well….:)