A few additional points to take into consideration:
Where acupressure can be self-administered, it can be helpful in maintaining the effects from acupuncture.
Supplementing acupuncture treastment from a cerified practitioner with self care - which can include acupressure, qigong, and energy exercises as taught by Donna Eden - can help establish health-enhancing stress-reducing habits. All disease originates with stress, of which there are numerous sources. Environmental pollution, negative emotions, and limiting beliefs play a big role. There are a number of basic energy patterns that reflect chronic stress and interfere with the smooth natural flow of vital energy. The more an individual is able and willing to address these patterns with a regular practice of self-care, the more useful and long-lasting an acupuncture treatment is likely to be.
For more information about Donna Eden's Energy exercises, look for her demonstrations on youtube. TO find a practitioner in your area, you can find a directory at http://LearnEnergyMedicine.com