Recently, acupuncture has been widely performed for the treatment of many different diseases. We studied a patient with migraine who had been treated by ‘okibari,” an acupunctural procedure. About 20 needles were inserted permanently in the subcutaneous tissues of his neck and occipital scalp. About 6 months later he hit the back of his neck, and soon after this accident cervical myelopathy occurred. There have been no similar reports.