For short-term issues, a handful of acupuncture treatments should do the job. For chronic or long-standing issues, a maintenance schedule would be necessary. As symptoms go down the need for treatment frequency goes down. Your acupuncturist will discuss a treatment plan with you.
Keys to getting the most out of acupuncture
*Acupuncture treatments have cumulative benefits, the treatments get stronger the longer you receive them.
*The longer you have had an issue, the longer it could take to see changes.
*In the beginning, more is better if you want to get the ball rolling faster.
*It is ok to receive treatments several days in a row, in the beginning it is encouraged.
*Try to get your next treatment before the effects of the previous one wear off. Taking 2 steps forward will take you further than taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back. As the effects build you will be able to go longer in between treatments.