Acupuncture treatments have cumulative benefits, it is a process. Some issues are easily treated with just a couple of issues. For chronic or long-standing issues, a course of treatment is necessary to achieve long standing results. As symptoms go down the need for treatment frequency goes down. Every person is different but a general guideline is: 3-5 treatments for acute or mild conditions, 10+ treatments for chronic or severe, and stress maintenance and general wellness is 2-4 times per month. Your acupuncturist will discuss a treatment plan with you.