I am interested in your advice on how to locate a qualified practitioner when I really know very little about acupuncture, qualifications, etc. Debbie, I know you have described your practitioner at length -- but how exactly did you find him? Where did you start, who did you ask and if you hit any dead ends after you started, what did you do then? I live in Florida and there is actually a teaching institute for Chinese medicine about 20 miles away so I thought that might be a good place to begin -- but beyond that, I have no idea. Thanks for any advice.