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. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute 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 overall blood flow and lymphatic flow. An acupuncturist may suggest one or two treatments per week, or monthly visits for health maintenance and seasonal “tune ups”.
Acupuncture generally works by stimulating the body’s innate healing responses. The number of treatment’s for you depends on how much support the healing process needs. Most people will progress over a few common stages of treatment.
In the RELIEF STAGE, we will primarily focus on reducing your symptoms to get you out of destress. During this time, treatment will be close together, usually 2-4 visits per week until you start to feel better.
In the HEALING STAGE, we will begin correcting the underlying causes of your symptoms with a series of regular treatment, generally 1-2 visits per week.
Finally in the MAINTENANCE STAGE, we will keep you tuned up, take care of smaller problems before they grow, and generally provide you with support for the everyday stresses of Life. This may be 2-4 visits per month, or just as needed.