Becoming an Acupuncturist was inspired by my own experience of getting "needled". I suffered with chronic sinusitis, sweating for no reason, insomnia and vertigo. After 5 treatments, I had a drastic improvement. So much so that I went and studied it and immersed myself in the Traditional Chinese Medicine way of treating the body. A very holistic way of treatment.
Have a look at this very interesting BBC documentary about the ancient medicine.