Hi, Looking back on my 15 years of ME/CFS-- my best years were years where I was seeing an acupuncturist consistently. Once every week or two weeks. First, I believe the effectiveness depends on the talent of the acupuncturist. I've met some "Westerners" who had delved into acupuncture and understood CFS and some were very good. I've also been treated by Chinese Acupuncturists who were trained in China and barely spoke any English and I also received benefits. Right now I'm seeing an acupuncturist and the main benefits are improved digestion---huge!--so for me it's worth it. It's a frustrating modality because the improvements take time and patience and are often not dramatic---not like taking an anti biotic---so many find it's not worth the money. You can always try acupuncture schools or find a chiropractor who might bill your acupuncture as part of an office visit. Did I say that?