Today I had my first appointment with an Acupuncturist/Chinese Medicine Doctor here in Austin. My left shoulder has been hurting for the last month, so I'm glad I finally got around to making an appointment. The first treatment she did was scraping my skin with a piece of water buffalo horn that looked like a giant toe nail. My uber-sensitive skin turned red right away, then started to look like a hickey. After the scraping she did some cupping---can you tell where that was? After those two treatments she gave me an acupuncture treatment. I have a mark from that too. One of the spots now has a black bruise. At first it was raised and knotty, but it has settled down.