How many treatments will I need?
Many conditions show an immediate improvement following acupuncture and become substantially better over time with weekly treatment.
If you are in the top 15% of responders, you are likely to show high improvement rates and can expect significant change in relatively few treatments.
More typically, expect at least one course of treatment (6 sessions).
Chronic conditions and multiple health problems
When the conditions are extremely chronic, more than one course may be necessary. When multiple health conditions are present, then several courses are likely to be required, as well as support from other health providers.
Some conditions such as muscular pain, arthritis, migraine, mild anxiety and emotional issues respond more quickly to treatment. Others such as nerve/tendon damage or deep emotional trauma can take longer to heal. Acupuncture can be used to manage these conditions effectively while deeper healing takes place.
Frequency of treatment
Generally weekly treatments are recommended; this will be dependant on each individual's condition and your practitioner will advise accordingly. Twice weekly treatment is useful when there is a only a short improvement period say 24-48 hours after your first visit. Two treatments a week may assist in reducing the overall time taken to resolve a condition.
Preventative and maintenance treatments
After experiencing the benefit of acupuncture, many people choose to have a 'tune up' every few weeks or months, in order to maintain health and wellbeing and to prevent disease from developing.