Well, had my first appointment with the acupuncture doctor. It was interesting. I asked for help with the pain in my knees and also for losing weight. I had about 15 or so needles in my belly/abdomen, sort of circling my belly button. For the knees, I had about 50 or so needles down both legs, from mid thigh. On my right leg, she stopped at the ankle, but had extra needles around the knee. On the left leg, since it is the one with the broken ankle, she went all the way down the foot and around the ankle bone on the side that broke. While it is 8 weeks since the break, and is mostly healed, it still is weak. The needles were left in for 20-30 minutes. She had a radiant heat lamp shinning on the needles in the legs. Also on the right leg and on the belly, she hooked up a unit that put some electricity through some of the needles. None of it ever hurt, at any time. Since then: I have to admit I am having no pain at all today with my right knee. That one has been hurting the worst, so it got the most intense treatment yesterday. As for the eating: I don't seem to be interested in eating quite so much. I am leaving more food on my plate (feeling fuller faster) and don't seem to crave food as much as I did. To be honest; I don't know if it is a placebo effect or the acupuncture really working. But I do know, what ever or which ever, I am happy with the results so far.