"I was skeptical when a family friend made me an appointment with Charles. I had had many acupressure massages by the blind masseuses in Shanghai (No, not that kind) but was unsure if I wanted to be stuck with sharp sterile objects.
He introduced himself to me promptly at my appointment time and walked me into a treatment room. He asked me health questions and any ailments I had. He then asked for permission to examine me. He examined both my front and back. He then began to press firmly on certain parts of my back that I knew was the good sorts of pain. He spent ten minutes and then asked for permission to place needles on me.
I obliged and he placed several needles on my legs, stomach area, face, arms, and head. It was an unusual sensation, but tolerable. He then asked me if any insertion sites were sore and then left a bell in my hand just in case. He left and returned twenty-five minutes later. He removed the needles and made some life style recommendations in terms of diet and posture.
I walked out with that high you get after a proper massage, but with more information and structure.
I'm a believer.
P.S. Charle's voice itself is soothing enough to calm a screeching baby.