This is a question I hear almost every day. I wish there was an easy answer. I always tell people that it varies. I typically recommend weekly sessions for 6 weeks. After that I try to get people down to every other week and less often from there.
A lot depends on what is going on with you. If you have a chronic problem that has been going on for 20 years, chances are two sessions are not going to do it. This is a holistic medicine that works to get to the root of the problem and fix it from there. Often I might be able to greatly reduce someones pain or symptoms in a visit or 2 but if it’s a long-term problem caused by lifestyle issues, the relief may not be lasting until more of the root is fixed. This can take a bit more time.
If you exercise, eat well and have a healthy lifestyle generally you will get better faster. If you have a problem that has been going on for decades and you live a sedentary lifestyle with a diet of processed foods it may take longer. One of the amazing things about acupuncture and having someone to give you advice and support in trying to live a healthy lifestyle is that you can turn your whole life around in amazingly short periods of time.
Its a powerful medicine with an amazing capacity to change lives. I wouldn’t practice it if I didn’t believe in it. If I don’t think I can help you, I will always tell you. I will also try to get you better and visiting less often as quickly as I can. 🙂