I remeber talking to a couple of people who study Chinese medicine on this board and wondered if they could chime in. My Fianc'e went to a acupuncture specialist and did her first session on her neck. She got pinned up from her top of her spin down to just above her shoulder blade.
After the appointment she said that it hurt a great deal and could feel almost everyone of the pins go in and some hurt a great deal more then others. Now she is complainning about a numb feeling where one of the needles went in and says her neck is hurting more.