I watched a documentary on alternative medicine and it was amazing. In some Chinese hospitals, they give acupuncture during surgery instead of drugs so you are awake during the whole surgery! And people dont feel pain and literally sit there while they are being cut open. It hurt me just to watch. So if it can do that, I am sure accupuncture can help you.
Have you finished the study yet? I've always been curious about acupuncture. It looks interesting and I would think it would be somewhat effective for different ailments since it's been used for so many hundreds of years.