How many treatments will I need?
Since each person is unique and responds differently to treatment, the number of treatments will vary. Among the determining factors are the nature, severity, and history of your complaint, as well as your overall health. Usually one or two treatments per week are necessary when first starting out with acupuncture.
In some cases, symptoms will improve very rapidly with acupuncture and herbs. As a general rule, chronic problems require treatment for several weeks or longer while acute problems tend to respond much faster. As in any form of medical care, the patient’s attitude, diet, and lifestyle will affect the outcome and course of treatment.