I have been post TX w/SVR for 7 mon. now. I still have some muscle aches and bone pain. Most recently, the past 2 months with my shoulder. Has anybody had post treatment use of acupuncture? I had always thought about it in the past but was worried about the outside possibility of infecting someone. But, since I'm SVR, I decided to give it a try for my shoulder. I've done 2 treatments so far. I found it to be very relaxing. I really didn't feel the acupuncture needles except for a slight prickly pressure sensation. Nothing at all like a blood draw or a stick with interferon! The acupuncturist uses sterile technique with fresh needles, cleansing the insertion area prior to inserting the needle and she disposes of them in a Sharpes container, so I don't feel that there is any issue with my doing it. I am just wondering if any of you had thought about it for help with the post treatment issues. I was surprised at how completely relaxed I was and it didn't involve any meds.