I had my first appointment with a well respected acupuncturist this morning. I got the referral from my wonderful physiotherapist that I have gone to for 25 years (she is currently doing monthly lymphatic drainage manipulations on me). When I asked her if she thought acupuncture might help with my ongoing foot neuropathy, she said yes, she thought it would. Anyway, I went this morning. I will be going for weekly 20 minute treatments. said it The acupuncturist said it was very important that I not eat/drink any cold beverages or food going forward. He said cold foods cause blood to rush to the abdomen and away from the feet. The feet need blood to repair the nerve damage. He said that it would take a while to see benefits, but when they kick in it typically happens suddenly. My physio had also pre-warned me that this would be the case. Massaging my lower legs was also recommended. I will report back as things progress. I am not expecting miracles, but some improvement would be great.