After my ops my physio did some acupuncture - after he calmed me down and got me to lay my legs flat on the bed instead of holding them away so he couldn't do it
. I actually forgot it till now though. But I remember one time how bad it hurt, all the muscles down the side just spasmed and hurt and I wanted to scream. He used it in an attmept to release the muscles etc on that side of my legs, because thats what the ops were for and they didnt work as much as planned, and I'd say it helped a bit. And then more recently I actually went to a proper acupuncturist. He is fantastic!! When he asked if I'd had it before I said "well, I had some at physio" and he said that he'll write me down as not having it, as physios aren't really meant to do it and it's not quite the same thing.
The only thing I find with it is that I'm laying still for so long and I cramp up and get all stiff, and I remember one time I went to crack my toes, as I could feel the pressure building up from them not being moved, but since I had one of the needles in my feet near my toes it moved and HURT pretty bad for a short while, but it was okay after that. I learnt my lesson from it!!