How many treatments will I need?

The length, number and frequency of treatments varies from person to person, depending on the underlying conditions being treated, your age and health, and how well you respond to acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture assists your body’s systems to make the changes by itself naturally, and this can sometimes be a slow process, and sometimes people respond quickly. Generally, chronic or severe ailments may require several treatments over a long period of time, and acute problems such as sprains may require fewer treatments.

The length, number and frequency of treatments varies from person to person, depending on the underlying conditions being treated, your age and health, and how well you respond to acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture assists your body’s systems to make the changes by itself naturally, and this can sometimes be a slow process, and sometimes people respond quickly. Generally, chronic or severe ailments may require several treatments over a long period of time, and acute problems such as sprains may require fewer treatments. A positive response to acupuncture treatments is generally seen after the first to sixth treatment. After you have achieved optimal response, You may be able to schedule your appointments further apart. In the beginning it is common for treatments to be scheduled one or two times a week at first, in order to obtain optimal response, and then once every week following that. Your acupuncturist will work with you to help you achieve your goal by prescribing Chinese herbs, exercises, dietary changes or pressure points for you to use at home. Acupuncture is also a preventative medicine. Many people, who have achieved their optimal health, see their acupuncturist only two to four times a year to promote energy, health and vitality, and to help prevent disease.