I have a little smile plastered on my face when I recall a story of a friend that had acupuncture in Edmonton. She was going on and on at how she was such a skeptic about anything that wasn't under the auspices of western medicene. Then while in Edmonton at a hockey game, she was stricken with a horrible pinched nerve in her neck. She took some muscle relaxants and pain killers to no avail. Finally, she allowed her companion to convince her to try acupuncture. After the treatment,she felt so relieved she likened acupuncture to the effectiveness of Wayne Gretzky the great Edmonton Oiler at the time.