The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others may take months or even years to achieve results and often 8 – 15 treatments are needed for a full recovery and most people will notice improvement after 4 treatments. Chronic (2+ years) conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute (recent injuries) ones. Plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes.
Treatment frequency depends on a variety of factors: your constitution, the severity and duration of the problem and the quality and quantity of your Qi. An acupuncturist may suggest one or two treatments per week for 3 – 8 weeks and then monthly visits for health maintenance and seasonal “tune ups”.