I’ve been doing regular acupuncture – twice a week since i started my Candida program. I am being treated for a “damp liver” of which the Candida is a symptom. (I’m not at all qualified to say that this is true for everyone with Candida) But I too had some rather unbearable cramps* before going on the diet/seeing-an-acupuncture and the regular visits have been a real boon to my cramps, constipation and a wonderful help, I think, while treating Candida.
The acupuncturists also have administered some tinctures and herbs that have helped and my skin is looking better than it has in years! While I know that acupuncture alone would not be able to stop the candida overgrowth (I agree with everyone who says- you can’t do it without going on the diet- and being strict), it may really help your cramps. They will look under your tongue to know if you have painful cramping so they can monitor this while you are still on the pill, and maybe you can go off the pill again.
I have been going to acupuncture twice a week, (I began a version of the diet 5 months ago) although now I feel well enough to limit it to once a week. This can be quite expensive– except if you are familiar with http://www.communityacupuncturenetwork.org/
There is a location right in Seattle http://www.communichi.org/ (which does not surprise me)
This has been a real life-saver for me. good luck.
* by unbearable I mean: doubled-over, unable to stand, tunnel vision, the most intense pain I’ve ever felt.