Anti-bacterial? But the beneficial bacteria is what you need to recolonize to be healthy. I'm not sure that all these different "treatments" are necessary, though I'm sure they're nice if you can afford it! :-) We all got in this boat by either taking antibiotics or eating antibiotics in our factory farmed meat and dairy, eating a crap diet of Sugar
junk and booze, and not eating naturally probiotic fermented food like kefir and kraut that would give us a steady dose of the good guys. Or all of the above if you're me. Especially the booze.
I'm not sure how getting acupuncture is going to correct a gut imbalance. Look at the science. You must change your diet, kill the candida with antifungals, and repopulate with real probiotics. Popping a few pills here and there will not help, and taking antifungals without dietary change is futile and a waste of money.
Let's not forget that there is a multi-billion dollar "natural" industry out there aggressively marketed to vulnerable people just like us.
BUT if anyone out there has been cured by herbal medicine do tell and I'll happily eat my words (and some herbal medicine)! haha! :-)