daddy is right. it might help aleviate the pain but its not going to help cure it. only fix for herniated disc is surgery unfortunately. my ex had 1 and they tried everything from muscle relaxers, chiropractor, physical therapy, and massages but they only helped deal with pain and he finally had surgery and twice cause surgeon didnt notice both sides of disc was herniated.
A LOT of studies have been done involving acupuncture and none of them any physical benefits. The only benefits are psychological. So, if you truly believe it will help, it will. After all, perception is reality. Good luck!
Sorry to say, I've been down that road, too. I had to have 2 surgeries on the same disc less than 1 year apart. I actually broke down in tears the second time I was told I needed surgery. Don't get me wrong, my surgeon is the best, but I really didn't want to go through it again!! My last MRI showed the disc above it to be slightly bulged, & I've been put on a 30 lb lifting restriction, with a few other precautions. I'm hoping to make it to at least 2013 before anything more happens.