How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depends upon the severity and duration of your complaint, and your own specific goals for health. For acute symptoms, one or two treatments may be enough, while chronic or degenerative conditions may take 5-10 or even more treatments to see significant progress. To help get the most out of your treatments, your acupuncturist may recommend dietary changes, relaxation techniques, self-massage or Chinese herbal medicine, all of which can help increase the efficacy of acupuncture and maintain your health between treatments. Even after the acute situation which brings them to acupuncture has resolved, many people choose to continue treatment to address other less severe imbalances and improve overall health.