The eﬀects of Acupuncture are cumulative. While you should experience a change in symptoms following the very first treatment, it usually takes several treatments to achieve the desired results. If you are taking herbs and practicing self-care at home, the healing process will go more quickly.
Most first-time patients come to acupuncture as a last resort for pain. They have typically been living with their pain for many weeks, months, even years. Based on the history and severity of symptoms, these patients may need to come two or three times each week until pain relief begins to have a more lasting eﬀect. For many other health issues, the patient will most likely receive acupuncture weekly and for mild symptoms or recent onset of symptoms, the patient should only need 1-3 treatments.