Are you going to continue acupuncture? I thought my lips might have healed, but I found that I needed to keep up anti-inflammatory treatment to maintain results. I just googled acupuncture and inflammation. There are lots of articles about it. Apparently, acupuncture decreases inflammation, even for inflammatory bowel disease. It is quite interesting. I am not sure if other people who did not see benefit from acupuncture just had a poor acupuncturist.