As @stephen pointed out this is more likely a tear or a strain in a tendon in the area from starting a new running program - that happens all of the time to middle aged or older folks who restart an exercise program and even to better developed runners. I am concerned that a needle was inserted so deeply that your impression was that your leg moved - that generally cause any damage per se, but I personally steer away from practitioners who use this types of techniques. For the most part these are not fully trained acupuncturists (some are) - but folks like physiotherapists or other health professionals who utilize acupuncture as a tool.
Your leg should be fine in 4-12 weeks, so long as you keep any potential increases in your running mileage limited. Whether or not you should go back to this practitioner depends on what options you have available in your area. If all you are doing is treated high cholesterol your diet and a running program in most cases should be fine. And progress will generally be best seeing a fully trained Chinese Medicine specialist who also practices Chinese herbal medicine.