Actually I live in France and it seems that here acupuncturist have to be doctors (GP) to practice.
I believe this is quite well regulated here but I still have a concern regarding " sypmpathetic dominant" thing.
As I understand some people who are wired in this mode tend to react to needling in a exagerated way.
People who gave some tendancy to be depressed tend to be more depressed afterwards as I read few testimonies lately.
For instance people having hyperhidrosis trying to treat this throught acupuncture have afterwads worst symptoms.
So now is it the acupuncturist who is not good or this " sympathetic dominant mode that could be problematic for some people.